Lawrence Simms

Obituary of Lawrence Wayne Simms

Lawrence Wayne Simms Peacefully, but unexpectedly at Victoria Hospital, London, Ontario on Saturday, October 4, 2014 Lawrence Wayne Simms of London passed away. Wayne was born December 8, 1934 in Brantford, Ontario. Parents Helen Christina McWhinnie and James Brown (captured as Captain at Dieppe, World War II, became a Major after the war). Helen later married Raymond Simms. Jean and Wayne met in 1955 at a dance in Kingston, Ontario after a Queen’s football game. They married in Napanee in the summer of 1956. Wayne attended Waterford Public School up to grade 7. Grade 8 was at Duke of Kent Public School in Lansing, Ontario. Grade 9 was Waterford High School. Grades 10-12 were in Sudbury, Ontario. Grade 13 was at Pickering College, Newmarket. Wayne attended Queen’s University and graduated as a Civil Engineer. He worked for the Ministry of Transportation for 35 years. Wayne loved antique cars and belonged to many car clubs over the years and collected his own fleet of cars. He also had a love of music. Wayne will be greatly missed by his children, Lee Anne Katherine Simms and Carolyn Elaine Simms Derksen (Robert), cherished uncle of Michael (Jane), David (Susan), Joel (Jeanette), Jay (Lisa), Martha, Heather (James) and Amy and all of his many other family and friends. At Wayne’s request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Parkinson Foundation gratefully acknowledged. McFarlane & Roberts Funeral Home, Lambeth 519-652-2020 in care of arrangements. On-line condolences are available through
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