Well-known Kamloops veteran passes away

By Susan Edgell / Kent Simmonds
July 10, 2017 - 12:30pm Updated: July 10, 2017 - 5:56pm

KAMLOOPS —  A well-known Kamloops veteran has passed away.

Alex Sim died in hospital over the weekend after battling complications from a heart attack in June of 2016.

Sim, who spoke with CFJC on several occasions about his experience at war, lied about his age to join the Canadian Army during World War II.

He stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, and took part in several other battles in Europe.

He also took part in the Korean War, and was part of a Canadian unit honoured with a US Presidential citation for it's role in the Battle of Kapyong.

Sim was the honourary commander of 419 Squadron based out of Cold Lake, Alberta and was very passionate about veterans' issues.

Sim is survived by his wife Dina, with whom he celebrated his 70th wedding anniversary this past November.

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