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Potential Living Person
« on: Monday 29 March 21 15:21 BST (UK) »
I have a cousin (just the one) that my brothers and I have lost touch with.

CS was born in South Wales to William Sims and Dorothy Gane in 1946.
We last heard from her in 2008, at the time of my mother's funeral.

William & family emigrated to Vancouver; William died in 2008 in Burnaby, BC.
As far as we know his daughter remained in Vancouver.

Are there any resources I can use to see if she died? Or perhaps check if she still lives?
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Potential Living Person
« Reply #1 on: Monday 29 March 21 15:33 BST (UK) »
Did she not marry ?

The Vancouver Sun Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
25 Apr 2008, Fri   Page 46

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/74634929/obituary-for-william-sims-sidney-aged/

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Re: Potential Living Person
« Reply #2 on: Monday 29 March 21 15:35 BST (UK) »


Dorothy Sims - The Province Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
13 Jun 1974, Thu   Page 38

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/74635089/dorothy-sims-13-june-1974/

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Re: Potential Living Person
« Reply #3 on: Monday 29 March 21 15:36 BST (UK) »
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Re: Potential Living Person
« Reply #4 on: Monday 29 March 21 15:37 BST (UK) »
further investigation - * deleted

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Re: Potential Living Person
« Reply #5 on: Monday 29 March 21 15:50 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the replies - much appreciated.

As you can see, William married again after his first wife died.
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Potential Living Person
« Reply #6 on: Monday 29 March 21 15:55 BST (UK) »

try https://www.canada411.ca/

Nearest I came was an abbreviated first name - address in Vancouver - but that could make it a
male ?

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« Reply #8 on: Thursday 01 April 21 23:02 BST (UK) »

try https://www.canada411.ca/
A couple more possibilities. She could still be at home and the phone number is still listed under her father's name.
Searching for William Sims, Burnaby BC returned a phone number.

William's second wife could still be alive.
Searching for his second wife in Burnaby BC returned a W. H. Sims with an address in Port Moody, BC, but no phone number.