Robert Allen Obituary Death – On February 5, 2023, at the age of 88, Robert Allen Sims, the eldest and only surviving child of Alfred and Ruth Sims, passed away at the Maple Park Lodge. He was the only child of the couple. Charles, Irene, Fred, Evelyn, Earl, Ed, Jean, and Winston, along with their other siblings, all passed away before him.
Joanne Sims, Dianne Sims Daily, and Scott (Barb) Sims will miss their father and grandfather terribly. He was a cherished grandfather of Stacey Poulin, Jaclyn Rhodes, Karen (Ryan) Bellefielle, Joseph Roach, Nicole Richards, and Jamie Leigh (Troy) Garrah. Stacey Poulin, Jaclyn Rhodes, and Karen (Ryan) Bellefielle were his grandchildren.
His great-grandchildren Chelsy, Tristan, Charlie, Henry, Jayden, and Andie, as well as his great-great-grandchildren Emma, Samantha, Sydney, and Erica, are the ones who will carry on his stories. Bob, who was active in sports and the outdoors throughout his life, continued to play hockey well into his sixties for teams such as the Fort Erie Frontiers and was a participant in the Old Timers League. You might frequently find him out on the water with a fishing pole in his hand or out in the woods shooting.
He was a life member of the Bertie Boat Club. It is only fitting that we commemorate his life in the manner in which he desired, by throwing a party at the Bertie Boat Club throughout the course of his birthday weekend. In honour of a man who loved to have fun, we will be telling stories and sipping cocktails on August 19 from 2 to 6 p.m., and we would love for family and friends to be there with us. If you are in a position to do so, the family would be grateful for donations made to the Fort Erie SPCA. Williams Funeral Funeral, located at 722 Ridge Rd. in Ridgeway, was given the responsibility of providing the services.