SIMONS, John Richard P.Eng.
(1944 – 2014)
Peacefully yet suddenly at home, John passed away Sunday February 23rd, 2014 in Ottawa at the age of 70. His life will be remembered by his wife of 41 years, Berthe M. Simons (nee Canuel). Loving father to Brigitte and Carolynne Simons. Grandfather of Sawyer Simons Juelich. John was a proud and accepting father of his close family including his daughter in-law, Jodie Juelich. Toronto born and son of the late Agnes Weibe and Bernard Simons, John held strong ties with his brother Ron Simons (Thunder Bay, ON) and his two nephews, Keith and Patrick Simons. His best friend of 33 years, Brian King (Ottawa) will remember John as a brother. John prospered as a very successful career at Nortel (Ottawa) with 22 years of service as a professional engineer. For all who knew John, he was a brilliant man, dedicated to his family and a passionate dreamer of sailing across the world. "To all the ships at sea and all the ports of call, to my family and friends and strangers - this message is my prayer to all". A celebration of his life is taking place at the Nepean Sailing Club, 3259 Carling Ave, Saturday March 1, 2014 from 12:30 - 3:00 PM.
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Feb. 27 to Mar. 1, 2014