Sims, William "Robert"

November 29, 1946 - May 5, 2023

William Robert Sims of Meaford, Ontario passed away at the age of 76, on Friday May 5th of 2023 at Meaford General Hospital.

His last moments were calmly spent in the presence of family and friends as his life came to a peaceful end.

His fine craftsmanship as a carpenter was one of the defining traits of his life and his work is and continues to be appreciated in the countless homes, offices, libraries, and community construction projects he was involved with in Ontario.  His legacy is in the literal framework of the structures in the communities of which he laboured.

Robert derived great enjoyment from curling and golfing and had many fond memories at the Elmvale Curling Club; fond memories of his life in Elmvale.  He returned to Meaford towards the end of his years to live out his days in the small town where it began.

He is survived by his sons Adam Sims, Alex Sims, Phillip Bennett and will be deeply missed by his sister Mary Johnston.  He requested to not have a memorial but that if he touched your life, you honour him with some good memories you may have shared together.

Half of Robert’s ashes will travel with his son across Canada to the mountains of Alberta.  The other half will be forever part of the beauty he found here in Georgian Bay.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford Hospital Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Dianne McDonald
    Sunday, May 7, 2023

    Mary and the Sims families
    I was sorry to hear of the passing of Robbie (as I knew him). I went to school with him
    and always knew him as Robbie. You and his boys will have many fond memories of
    time spent together. My thoughts and prayers.

    Dianne (Willis) McDonald

  2. Kathy Patterson
    Sunday, May 7, 2023

    My sincere condolences to both Alex “Harry” Sims and Adam Sims you guys had a wonderful Father and he was a fantastic Scout leader big hugs boys . l’m sure your Dad will always watch over you guys. Lots of love ❤️ Kathy Patterson

  3. Paul & Sharon Dunn
    Sunday, May 7, 2023

    Our sincere condolences to Alex and Adam and all of Rob’s family at this sad and difficult time. Rob was a good friend and we had many laughs and chats together over the years. Fly high with the angels you kind, sweet man, you will be missed immensely.
    Goodbye isn’t forever,
    Goodbye isn’t the end.
    It simply means we’ll miss you,
    Until we meet again.

  4. Margaret Lowe
    Monday, May 8, 2023

    My sincere condolences to Mary and the Sims family in this sad time.

    Marg Lowe

  5. Fran Austin
    Monday, May 8, 2023

    My sincere condolences to Mary,her family and friends with the passing of her brother, Robert.

  6. Cathy Craig
    Sunday, May 14, 2023

    Sorry to hear about Robbie he was a good friend of ours and was the best man at our wedding in 1967. He is now at peace.

  7. Eleni Panoulias
    Friday, May 26, 2023

    My thoughts are with you Adam and Alex. I have fond memories of Rob and was very saddened to hear of his passing. RIP ❤️



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