Bodil put up a brave fight but lost the battle to Cancer on September 5, 2019 in Victoria, BC.  She was born on August 18, 1947 in Bjerringbro, Denmark but also was a Canadian Citizen. Bodil is survived by her husband, Edward Clayton Sim, whom she met in 1991 in Zimbabwe and married in 1996.  She is also survived by her sister, Sonja Poulsen.

Bodil was a diplomat for the Danish Embassy for many years until retirement.  She traveled and lived in several countries around the world, spoke several languages, loved to play the piano, write poetry and ballroom dance.  She also published a book called “Double Rainbow at Full Moon”.

Visitation will be held in the Redwood Chapel at McCall Gardens on Thursday, September 12 from 6pm to 8pm.  A Celebration of Bodil’s Life will be held in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive on Friday, September 13, at 10am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to BC Cancer Agency, 2410 Lee Avenue, Victoria, BC V8R 6V5.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens
www.mccallgardens.com

  • Maurice Harnett
    September 12, 2019

    Dear Ed,

    Our acquaintance with Bodil was brief and wonderful. She enriched our lives in many ways as only she could.

    She will be missed but not forgotten. Our deepest sympathies Ed.

    Maurice and Jasso Harnett.

  • Pauline Burton
    September 11, 2019

    Dear Ed,
    So very sorry to hear about dear Bodil. My thoughts are with you.
    Bodil was an amazing women….such exuberance. I remember when she received her citizenship paper…so enthusiastic, pleased and proud to he a Canadian……an inspiration to us all.
    It was a joy to know her..we will keep Bo in our hearts.
    Love, Pauline

  • HELLE MUNCH HARDY
    September 11, 2019

    MY DEAR FRIEND: DILA.

    YOU ARE UNFORGETTABLE IN YOUR MOST POSITIVE WAY OF BEING, HANDLING VERY DIFFICULT SITUATIONS IN LIFE AND ALWAYS ON TOP OF THE NEWS.
    I AM SO SORRY FOR ED, AND THE LIFE YOU SHARED TOGETHER.
    FIRST IT WAS VERY HARD INDEED BUT ENDED IN A BLISS. ONLY MUCH TOO SHORT FOR YOU BOTH. IT SEEMED BEFORE YOUR ILLNESS, THAT THE BEST WAS YET TO COME.
    I THANK YOU FOR THE 1/2 YEAR I WAS TO LIVE IN YOUR BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT IN COPENHAGEN, SHARING LIFE AND GETTING TO KNOW THE VIBRANT PERSON YOU WERE.
    REST IN PEACE.
    “UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN”
    LOVE
    Helle munch HARDY AKA HELLE V. MUNCH-ANDERSEN.

  • Gordon
    September 11, 2019

    Dear Ed,
    So very sorry to hear this terribly sad news of your dear Dila’s passing.
    She was a real lady & loved & respected by all who knew her.
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Very sincere condolences my friend. MHDSRIP.
    Gordon Radloff

  • Hazel M.Bowman
    September 10, 2019

    I was so sorry to hear of Bodil’s passing. We met at Cordova Bay 55+ association, and I very much enjoyed talking with her. She was a vibrant and entertaining person, and I am sorry we lost touch when she and Ed moved/ I send my sympathetic condolences. Hazel Bowman

  • Lesley Orford
    September 10, 2019

    Dearest Ed so saddened to hear your sad news. MHDSRIP. Live Adrisn and Lesley from Zimbabwe

  • Margaret Spark
    September 10, 2019

    Dear Ed:-
    I am deeply shocked at your very very sad news. I can only imagine how you must be feeling. It would be hard to find anyone as full of LIFE as Bodil. Wasn’t she a shining light? The energy just sparked off her.

    This is such a cruel blow to you, Ed. It’s not fair that you, who gave Bodil so much Love and caring is now faced with planning her funeral. You sounded tired on the phone. It took real courage on your part to contact your friends as you did. Doesn’t it feel like half of you has been ripped away? That’s how I felt when my husband passed away, also from cancer, in 1974. The grieving process takes a long long time, and there are no shortcuts.

    I just returned from England a few days ago, visiting family there with my daughter and grand-daughter. Now, I’m looking at that lovely book “Double Rainbow at Full Moon” to gaze at Bodil’s beautiful face again. You really DID marry a “winner,” Ed. I sure hope you will be able to smile when remembering all the good times you shared together.
    Yours sincerely, Margaret Spark

    The tide recedes
    But leaves behind
    Bright seashells in the sand.
    The sun goes down,
    Yet gentle warmth
    Still lingers on the land.
    The music stops, and yet
    It echoes on in sweet refrains.
    For everything that passes
    Something beautiful remains.

  • Jean & Bob
    September 10, 2019

    Dila will always have a special place in our hearts. She had such a vibrant spirit and a passion for everyone and everything she accepted in her life. We loved her enthusiasm for all her projects and her enthusiasm for Ed to complete them. We will miss her greatly. We love you Dila, wherever your spirit rests now.

  • Doris Madsen
    September 10, 2019

    R. I. P. Bodil.
    Doris Madsen, cousin

  • Beulah Miedler
    September 9, 2019

    Dearest Ed, my thoughts are with you at this very sad time, Bodil (Dila) as we knew her was a dear friend and will be missed a great deal. Love to Sonja and family as well

  • Dina Laursen Kalogirou
    September 9, 2019

    Sorry for our loss, may she rest in peace. <3

  • Sonja Poulsen
    September 9, 2019

    My dear sister. Rest in Peace. Thanks for all your love, Bodil. Thinking of you and your family. Thank you Ed, for giving my sister a good life.May all good gift come to you.
    Yours sincerely Sonja

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