SIMON DAVID ROFE DOUGLASS
Born In: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Born: January 4th, 1983
Passed on: February 21st, 2013
Sadly, Simon was found dead in Kelowna, BC, on Thursday, February 21st, 2013. He died of a drug overdose.
He is survived by his parents Chuck and Penny, brother Andrew (Lilah and Laredo), grandmother Norma Rofe and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Simon was born in RIH, in Kamloops, on January 4th, 1983. He attended Lloyd George Elementary School and graduated from John Peterson Secondary School in 2001. He was a happy, active boy. He learned to alpine ski by age 3 and spent every available winter day skiing or snowboarding at Tod Mtn. until he was 18. He loved the family cabin at "the mountain" and shared many weekends there with friends. He was a competitive racer with the Tod Mtn. and Sun Peaks Alpine Clubs. He was also a Level 1 Coach with the NGSL. As well as winter sports, Simon played house league soccer, enjoyed fishing, spent many family trips hiking, biking and camping. He was also a member of 3rd Kamloops Cubs/Scouts. He was a happy, likeable boy with lovely blue eyes, an infectious grin and a good sense of humor.
Simon had lots of friends and enjoyed the company of others. In the years after high school he did a variety of jobs and was skilled with tools and machinery. Unfortunately, his drug addiction got control of him and he was unable to make responsible choices. The last couple of years were an extremely difficult time for him and we can only hope and pray that he has found some peace now.
Please try to remember the good times shared with Simon. We would like to thank everyone who has supported him, and us, on this journey.
We love you and miss you, Simon.
Donations in Simon's memory would be appreciated by: Phoenix Center Detox Unit, 922 3rd Ave., Kamloops, BC, V2C 6W5 or PIT Stop Meal Program, Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 2J7.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Simon on Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 2J7.
Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home
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