February 26, 1931 – April 17, 2023
This dashingly handsome eternal bachelor evaded capture for over 92 years. Ron was the eldest of six children born to William and Marie Simmonds in Toronto, Cabbagetown to be precise. His early life was hardscrabble having been born at the beginning of the Great Depression but he fought his way through and always managed to look dapper. Ron retired to Wasaga Beach and eventually became Uncle Ron full time once he was adopted into his brother Rich’s family. He ingratiated himself with his considerate ways and became a part of our family we didn’t know we were missing. Our Mary and Earl Street neighbours may remember Ron for walking at least twice a day, no matter the weather and he was always up for a chat. His family will remember him for loudly watching sports (Jays, Leafs, WWE Wrestling) and adversely, quietly reading or doing crossword puzzles. He will be less fondly remembered for creating very bossy blue jays and screen destroying squirrels due to his penchant for feeding them peanuts. Ron will be missed for his tall tales, well chosen words and simple take on life's problems.
His family would like to thank Sara Vista Long Term Care Home for the respectful care he was given over the last year of his life and The Georgian Bay General Hospital for his last few days.
We take comfort in knowing Ron lived a long and comfortable life and that the squirrels have all been humanely relocated.
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