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Douglas Gloeckner Simmonds

October 16, 1927 - April 19, 2020


Douglas Gloeckner Simmonds

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Douglas Gloeckner Simmonds on April 19, 2020 in Nelson, BC. Doug was born on a small farm near Semans, SK on October 16, 1927. He joined the RCMP in 1946 and retired 27 years later. He loved the RCMP; it took him up north to Aklavik, NWT and then down south to High River, AB. This is where he met the love of his life Lorna E. Wright at a singles night at the United Church. They had 65 wonderful years together. After retiring from the RCMP, Doug lived in Edmonton where he took a job with the Bank of Commerce as a fraud investigator.

In retirement, Doug and Lorna would travel around in their camper van wintering in Arizona. In 2014 they moved to Nelson to be closer to their son Wright and grandson Henry. Doug was an active member of the United Church and a practising Mason right up to the end, he was the sitting Worshipful Master of the Nelson Lodge 23, he was highly respected and loved by all.

Doug was predeceased by his wife Lorna E Simmonds, brother Bill Simmonds, sister-in-law Eleanor Blond, brother-in-law’s Peter Blond and Stan Wright.

He is survived by son Wright Simmonds, grandson Henry Simmonds, sister Marina, brother-in-law Frank Vettergreen, sister-in-law Helen Simmonds, sister-in-law Miriam Wright, and numerous nieces and nephews.

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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: John Shaw
Relation: A very Good friend and a brother mason he will be missed.

Save a seat next to you my brother mason.

From: Bruce Morrison
Relation: Fellow member of Nelson Masonic Lodge #23.

Doug will be very well remembered by all. You were very well respected and demonstrated by example. Thank you for coming to Nelson and enriching the lives of those who’s paths you crossed.

From: Marnie & Jack Van Norman
Relation: RCMP Veteran

It was my distinct honour to have known Doug. We were neighbours in Mesa, AZ and I worked on the RCMP Vets Reunion committee for several years and if you wanted something done right he was the man to do it. He was a wealth of information on the
Force and was a Mountie’s Mountie. A true gentleman with a heart as big as he was. The only small thing about Doug was his diminutive wife Lorna who was as tiny as he was big. She was indeed his “Second Man” and also supported the Vets. Both are sadly missed but fondly remembered.

Relation: Veteran of the RCMP

The men and woman of the Edmonton RCMP Vets send our sincere condolences to the family of Doug Simmonds, he was a long standing Member of our Association and well liked by all that knew him. RIP Brother Bruce Allen, President

From: Bob Bacchus
Relation: RCMP Veterans' Association

My condolence on the passing of Doug. My wife Judy passed away March 28th and Doug phoned to pass along his condolence me. We had kept in touch via phone and email since Doug’s move to Nelson.

From: Gerald Plastow
Relation: I knew your Dad through the Edmonton RCMP Veterans' Association.

I am sorry for your loss of your Father and Grandfather. May your many precious memories bring you comfort at this time.

From: Brad Neufeld
Relation: Brethren of Redwood Lodge 193

So sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers to his family, friends and brethren.

From: Robert Pollard
Relation: Friend, member of Masonic Lodge.

Doug was a member of Redwood Lodge #193 GRA. Doug’s sense of humour, his knowledge of masonry, his love of ice cream, and his recollections of a life well lived will be missed. My condolences to his family. Farewell my brother.

From: Ferit (Fred) Susun
Relation: Masonic Lodge Brother

It was an honor and great pleasure to meet Gord through our fraternity and I am so please that I was at his Nelson Lodge Installation, because it made him as happy as a child in a candy store.
Fair well my brother,
Fred Susun

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