Robert Simms

Obituary of Robert Simms

Robert Simms died peacefully at home on Thursday, May 18th, 2017. Bob was born on December 24th, 1921. He grew up in New Liskeard and Falconbridge. He graduated in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University and served in the Canadian Army during the Second World War. He worked for over 31 years at Toronto Hydro, where he met Elsie. After he retired, he coached soccer for many years and won the R.M. Hobson prize in Physics at York University. He is survived by Elsie, his wife of over 56 years, sons David (Marie) and George (Aggie), grandson Alexander, brother Clare, sister Mava, and many nieces, nephews, friends and proteges. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 22, 2017 from 2-5 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge St., at Goulding, south of Steeles). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.