Memorable Manitobans: Lyall Evert Sims (1930-1996)
Born at Crystal City on 8 April 1930, only child of Evert Nicholson Sims (1900-1989) and Almeda Handford (1904-1996), he spent his early years at Snowflake. He was a teacher for 35 years, over 30 of them in the St. James School Division, and he served as the Principal of Bannatyne School (1958-1966), Athlone School (1966-1969), St. Charles School (1970-1973), and Arthur Oliver School (1977-1984), and Vice-Principal of Lincoln School (1984-1985). He retired in 1985. On 18 August 1956, he married teacher Margaret Lorraine Fargey (1933-2022, daughter of James Lionel Fargey and Edna Alice Beachell) and they had four children. He died at Winnipeg on 30 May 1996 and was buried in St. Michael’s Anglican Cemetery.
“Sims - Fargey,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 August 1956, page 45.
Obituary [Evert Nicholson Sims], Winnipeg Free Press, 8 August 1989, page 40.
Obituary [Almeda Sims], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 February 1996, page 13.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 June 1996, page 47.
Obituary [Lorraine Sims], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 September 2022.
We thank the St. James Assiniboia School Division for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 11 September 2022