It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Patrick Vivian Albert Simmonds on January 17, 2018 in his 82nd year.
Beloved father of Paul Simmonds (Tina) of Renfrew, Karen Graf of Kingston and Lisa Simmonds of Berwick. Grandfather to Chaundra, Mikhaila, Josh, Kim, Braydon, Bradley and Brett. Great grandfather to Aurora, Damian and Lux. Remembered with fondness by Keith, Maureen and Norm. Patrick will also be remembered by his last wife Susan Harper. Predeceased by his sister Margaret Bruneau (George) of the UK. Survived by his brother Robin Simmonds (Lillian) of the UK. Patrick will be missed by his nieces and nephews in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Patrick was a long time resident of Renfrew County having emigrated with his family from England to pursue his dream of ranching. He was a former coach of Renfrew County's Special Olympics basketball team and spoke often of his experiences as a veteran of the British Royal Navy. Patrick was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 32 years.
Professional arrangements entrusted to the care of Zohr Family Funeral Home, Renfrew. At Patrick's request there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre from 1-4 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Special Olympics or the charity of your choice in memory of Patrick. Tributes condolences and donations can be made online at www.zohrfuneralhome.com
A special thank you to Gareth and Mary Brash, Renfrew County Paramedics and Emergency Response and the caring staff at both Renfrew Victoria Hospital and Zohr Family Funeral Home, Renfrew.