NameThomas Keelinge SIMMONDS , Father
Birth7 Mar 1928, Hafford, Saskatchewan, Canada
Baptism15 Apr 1928, St Mary's, Keatley, Saskatchewan, Canada
Death7 Dec 2005, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
BurialSt Mary's, Keatley, Saskatchewan, Canada
OccupationFarmer, Shipper, Milking Machine Salesman & Installer, Public Relations Officer, Sask Wheat Pool, District Rep.
EducationUniversity Of Saskatchewan
ReligionAnglican
FatherAlfred Henry Percy SIMMONDS (1884-1975)
MotherMargaret Patience DEAKIN (1888-1966)
Spouses
Birth5 Sep 1932, Swan River, Manitoba, Canada
Baptism25 Sep 1932, St. Patrick’s, Hudson Bay Junction, Sask.
Death23 Apr 2011, Campbell River, BC
BurialVeteran’s Cemetery, HMCS Naden, Esquimalt, British Columbia
OccupationStenographer, Home Care Worker
ReligionAnglican
FatherArthur OGDEN (1897-1956)
Marriage3 Aug 1951, St. Chad’s, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Divorce2003
Children(Private)
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Notes for Thomas Keelinge SIMMONDS
Birth Certificate
I Frederick C. Middleton (Acting) Registrar General for
the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada, do hereby certify that the birth of Thomas Keelinge Simmonds
which occurred on March 7th, 1928
at Hafford, Saskatchewan and being the lawful child of P. Simmonds (father)
and M. P. Deakin (mother) has been duly recorded at this department under the
provisions of the The Vital Statistics Act of the Province of Saskatchewan
April 16, 1928

Baptism - Diocese of Saskatchewan
This is to certify
that on the 15 day of April 1928
Thomas Keelinge
the child of Percy Simmonds
and Margaret Patience Simmonds his wife
born 7 day of March 1928 was baptized
in the Church of St. Mary, Keatley
by me Henry? ?????


Canada Voters Lists 1935 to 1980
Regina, Saskatchewan 1953
1415 Retallack Street
Arthur Ogden, detective
Bertha Ogden, teacher
Thos. K. Simmonds, salesman
Dorothy G. Simmons [as spelled]
Pat Wylie, salesman

Canada Voters Lists 1958
833 McIntosh Street, Regina, Saskatchewan
Thomas Simmonds, manager
Mrs. Dorothy simmonds


Tom Simmonds was raised on the family farm at Keatley. He earned his Diploma of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan in 1948. Afterwards he moved to Regina and worked for Prairie Hatchery. Later he moved to Saskatoon running his own business selling and installing milking machines. After he took on a job with Federated Coop Feed Mill. He moved to Grenfell in 1964 to take on a job as a Public Relations Officer with Federated Coop. He earned his Business Certificate at the University of Sask. in 1964. In 1966 the family moved to Yorkton when he took a position as District Representative for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. He remained with the Pool for about 30 years until retirement. He was located at Rosetown, Prince Albert and finally in Regina. A few years after retirement he moved to Campbell River, British Columbia. His last move was to New Westminster B.C.

Tom was very active for 35 years with the Boy Scouts. He was the Commissioner for Saskatchewan Boy Scouts. He coached hockey and softball when his children were young. In Prince Albert he owned an Acreage called Saddlebrook Stables where he owned and boarded horses. He trained horses with one of his daughters and hobby farmed. He was active in the Anglican Church, at one time being the Sunday School Superintendent for St Timothy’s in Saskatoon.

Obituary
Deaths (12/16/05)
SIMMONDS, Thomas Keelinge Late of Kiwanis Care Centre, New Westminster, B.C., passed away peacefully at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster on December 7, 2005, age 77. Tom was born in Hafford, Saskatchewan on March 7, 1928. He was the youngest of 4 children born to Percy and Margaret (nee: Deakin) Simmonds. Tom was raised on the family farm near Keatley, Saskatchewan. He had a long and successful career with the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. He was active in the scouting movement in many capacities including being the Saskatchewan Provincial Commissioner. He was also known for his involvement in the Anglican Church, coaching minor sports, western and equestrian riding. Tom retired in Campbell River, B.C. before moving to New Westminster. Predeceased by his sister Pat Porter and brother John. Survived by his loving family; brother Robert, son Thomas Kimbal (Debbie) from Wakaw, Sask., granddaughter Barbara and great granddaughter Natasha from Strathmore, AB, granddaughter Kristin (Darren), and great grandson Brandin from Saskatoon, Sask., grand daughter Tara (Ron) Gaudet, great granddaughter Hilary, and great grandson Nicolas, from Bellevue, Saskatchewan, grandson Thomas (Teresa) from Dinsmore, Sask., son Darrell (Cathy), granddaughter Amy, and grandson Brennan from Campbell River, BC, daughter Shirley (Winston) Toudy from New Westminster, BC, daughter Linda (Gordon) Rempel from Sherwood Park, AB, grandson Chad and granddaughter Andrea from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, daughter Averil and granddaughter Kendra from Regina, Sask. A celebration of his life was held on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church, 121 E. Columbia St., New Westminster, BC. His ashes will be inurned at St. Mary's Anglican Church near the family homestead at Keatley, Saskatchewan.
Notes for Dorothy Gloria (Spouse 1)
Birth certificate Swan River, Manitoba. Her parents were living in Hudson’s Bay Junction or Hudson Bay Junction area at the time. Since there was either no doctor in Hudson Bay Junction at the time or the doctor was not accepting new patients, her mother went to Swan River to have the services of a doctor. This was at the suggestion of others. Bertha Ogden was in Swan River for about a month. Gloria’s birth certificate says she was born at Mrs. Jolly’s Nursing Home Block 26, lot 2, Swan River.

Star Valley Star and Times
Swan River, Manitoba
September 8, 1932
Born - At Mrs. Jolly’s Nursing Home on August 31st, to Mr. and Mrs. Alex Carmichael, of Kenville, a daughter. Katherine.
Born - At Mrs. Jolly’s Nursing Home on Sept. 5th, to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ogden, of Hudson Bay Junction, a daughter. Dorothy Gloria.

Attended school at a one room school near Hudson Bay Junction, then in Hudson Bay Junction. Also attended Qu'Appelle Diocesan School in Regina. Initially she boarded at the school then later the family moved to Regina.

Web site for Qu'Appelle Diocesan School
http://qdsstchads.org/

The move to the town of Hudson Bay Junction is described as follows. During WWII while Arthur Ogden was serving in the Army in Europe. His wife Bertha was teaching at a one room school and daughter Gloria attended this school. There had recently been bear attacks in the area. The school inspector moved them to Hudson Bay Junction School as he was concerned for their safety. [If they were living on the land that Arthur had received under the Soldier Grant they would have been living 1/2 mile from the northern forest. If this is the case, then contact with bears would not be surprising]

UK Incoming passenger lists
Listed as passengers tourist class, Empress of Canada (Canadian Pacific) arrived Liverpool August 5, 1949, departed Montreal, Bertha I. Ogden age 59, occupation housewife, destination 1 Sandy Lane, Chorlton-cum-Hardy. Dorothy G. Ogden, age 16, student.

Marriage Certificate
Diocese of Qu’appelle, St. Chad’s Chapel Regina, August 3, 1951
Thomas Keelinge Simmonds, bachelor, age 23, residence Regina, Saskatchewan, born Speers, Saskatchewan, by Banns July 15, 22, 29, 1951, shipper, Church of England, parents Alfred Henry Percy Simmonds & Margaret Patience (Deakin) Simmonds.
Dorothy Gloria Ogden, spinster, age 18, residence Regina, Saskatchewan, born Swan River, Manitoba, stenographer, Church of England, parents Arthur Ogden & Bertha Isabel (Curtis) Ogden.
Witnesses John Percy Simmonds [brother] and Enid May Simmonds [sister in law] both of Rural Route 1, Speers.
By William Cole, Dean of St. Paul’s

Lived in various communities including Hudson Bay Junction area, Hudson Bay Junction, Regina, Saskatoon, Grenfell, Yorkton, Rosetown, Prince Albert all in Saskatchewan. Moved to Campbell River, British Columbia, Parksville, British Columbia then returned to Campbell River.

Was a secretary prior to being married. In the late 60’s was a member of the Co-op board in Yorkton. [It was quite unusual at the time for a woman to act in this capacity] Worked for Home Care in Regina.

Resume states the following
Graduated from Qu’Appelle Diocesan School [Grade 12]
Graduated from Reliance School of Business, Regina
Worked for Manufactures Life Association, Regina [presumably as a secretary]
Marriage and children [which in those days meant most women would quit working]
1982 - 1989 Pineland Home Care - Prince Albert
1989 - 1991 Regina Homecare, Health Aid, Regina
1989 - 1991 Doris’ Nursing Home, Regina, Health Aid
1991 - 1997 Wascana Homecare, Regina, Home Health Aid
1997 moved to Campbell River BC

Obituary
SIMMONDS, Dorothy Gloria (nee: Ogden) Late of New Horizons, Campbell River, B.C., passed away peacefully at the Campbell And District General Hospital on April 23, 2011, age 78. Gloria was born in Swan River, Man. on September 5, 1932. She was the only child of Arthur and Bertha (nee: Curtis) Ogden. Gloria was raised in the Hudson Bay, Sask. area and in Regina, Sask. She attended the Qu’appelle Diocesan School and Reliance School of Business, both in Regina. She was a secretary for the Manufacturers Life Assoc. until she married Tom Simmonds in 1951. She was a devoted mother to her five children. Gloria and her family lived in Regina, Saskatoon, Grenfell, Yorkton, Rosetown, Prince Albert, all in Sask. After her children were grown she worked for Home Care and Nursing Homes in Prince Albert and Regina. She enjoyed visits with her grandchildren, raising horses, dancing and travel. Gloria and Tom retired in Campbell River, B.C., before she moved to Parksville, BC. Predeceased by her parents and former husband Tom. Survived by her loving family; son Kim (Debbie) from Wakaw, Sask., granddaughter Barbara and great granddaughter Natasha from Strathmore, AB, granddaughter Kristin (Darren), and great grandson Brandin from Saskatoon, Sask., grand daughter Tara (Ron) Gaudet, great granddaughter Hilary, and great grandson Nicolas, from Bellevue, Saskatchewan, grandson Tom from Wakaw, Sask. and great grandchildren Ava, Emily and TJ, son Darrell (Cathy), granddaughter Amy (Doug) from Toronto, and grandson Brennan from Campbell River, BC, daughter Shirley (Winston) Toudy from New Westminster, BC, daughter Linda (Gordon) Rempel from Saskatoon, Sask., grandson Chad (Krista) and granddaughter Andrea both from Toronto, Ontario, daughter Averil and granddaughter Kendra from Regina, Sask., brother’s-in-law Robert Simmonds and Ron Porter [actually passed in 2007]. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, April 29, 2011 at Sutton’s Campbell River Funeral Home, 502 South Dogwood St., Campbell River, BC. Her ashes will be inurned at the Veteran’s Cemetery, HMCS Naden, Esquimalt, BC.
We will miss you Gloria.
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