Dec 10, 2017
Al Simon passed away December 10, 2017 at the age of 86. He is survived by his wife Irene and 2 daughters: Carol (Albert), Brenden and Robyn Losch of Kelowna and Joan (Gabe), Jake and Becky Roder of Surrey, BC.
Al was born in Regina, 1931, attended the University of Saskatchewan, then graduated in Pharmacy at UBC.
In 1965 he moved his family to Kelowna and continued his pharmacy career at Willit Taylor Drugstore on Bernard and Pandosy (now the Starbucks). Later he managed the pharmacies at Shoppers Drug Mart and Safeway.
Al’s passions included gardening, BBQing and world travel. He and Irene ventured to close to 100 countries over the years. Many of them not on the tourism map at that time.
His true love and joy was his family. Al was an avid fan, supporter and gramps to his 4 grandchildren. The various activities included hockey, soccer, school events, volleyball, piano, concert band, Highland and dance. He was dedicated.
Despite Al’s medical challenges over the years he forged ahead with kindness, positivity and an incredible wit and sense of humour. He always had a smile and hello for everyone.
Thank you to Dr. Alden Lange, KGH and the staff and friends at Chatsworth.
Prayers will be held at St. Charles Garnier Church, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 6:00 pm with Father Bart van Roijen officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to Diabetes Canada www.diabetes.ca.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.
Springfield Funeral Home