Jim Simons

1926 - 2016

Veteran of WWII
Simons, James “Jim” - Of Owen Sound and formerly of Pike Bay, suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound on Wednesday August 31, 2016. James “Jim” Allan Simons at the age of 90 years. Devoted husband to the late Doris Amanda Simons (nee Hood) for 54 years. Cherished father of Tom Dufton (Tracey), of Owen Sound, Jim Dufton (Sue), of Wasaga Beach, Jenny (Phil Lawson), of Mt. Hope, and Gaye (André Boucher), of Ancaster. Beloved grandfather of 14; and great-grandfather of many. Also survived by his sisters Murial Newport, Phyllis Murphy, and Ruth VanFleet. Sadly missed by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Elmer and Annie (nee Guyer); brother, Wilf Tuesdale; brothers-in-law Bill Newport, and Irvin Murphy. Family wish to extend special thanks to Dr. Siddiqi and the nursing staff of the Owen Sound Hospital; Mandy Klunder from Closing the Gap, and Mackhall Mobility for meeting Jim’s needs so effectively. Jim was proud to serve his country during WWII as a member of the Queen’s Own Rifles. At Jim’s request, cremation has taken place. Private family arrangements have been made through the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341. Donations to GBHS Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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