OBITUARY

George Vernon Sim

January 3, 1944November 27, 2018

With great sadness, the family of George Sim announces his passing on Nov 27, 2018, at the age of 74. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Grace Reta Sim (Marshall) and the late George William Sim. He is survived by sons Steven Michael (Shawna Sulek) Lunenburg, Darren Craig (Donna Sim) Tantallon, grandchildren Natalie and Nathan, sisters Judith Lorway and Patricia Clair, plus his two nephews, four nieces, housemate Ruth, and his beloved dog Brandy. Dad was a lifelong salesman. His late teen years at Maritime Travel enabled his love of travelling that brought him all over Europe, including a 6 month job in Jersey, England at a travel agency, and with Canadian Pacific in Calgary. In the early 70's he moved his young family to Ontario working as a sales manager for Fireco, eventually opening a Pizza Delight restaurant in Waterdown Ont., with the families “The Old And The Odd” antique shop across the street from the pizza shop. Divorce brought him and his 2 boys back to Halifax in the early 80's where he worked for several car dealerships on Kempt Road. Always an entrepreneur, he had a candy wholesale business in the late 80's, partnered in a computer store in the early 90's, and eventually settled into his “Tin Pan Alley” buy and sell shop on Agricola St by the mid 90's until his retirement at the age of 60. He loved his lakeside paradise, log cabin home on Fox Point Lake in Simms Settlement, where he lived until he was too ill to tend to his woodstove duties. For the past year he has lived with his son Craig and family in Tantallon, and passed away peacefully with family by his side. Thank you to the home care professionals from Closing The Gap, VON, and palliative care specialists that helped George have a peaceful passing at home. A memorial in his honour will be at a later date. To leave an online condolence please visit www.cruikshankhalifaxfuneralhome.com

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Lynn Power

December 10, 2018

Today I share your lose as George was not only my life long best friend but a brother. The memories of our growing up years will always be with me and the stories I could tell. I will only say as the song says George lived life and he did it his way. The last words he said to me were I have no regrets. You will be missed old friend by all of us.

Betty Harnish

December 3, 2018

SINCERE SYMPATHY TO ALL FAMILY AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
I am thankful for the memories of George (never really knew him personally),
but heard about how life was for him from his relatives over the years.
May God be near to each one as you deal with your loss.

Dave Harris

December 2, 2018

So sorry to hear of George's passing. George was a life long friend from the 50's and I will remember many fond memories we had through the years in Halifax and Ontario. Our thoughts and prayers are with Craig, Steven, Judy and Patsy. We are sure he will be missed by all his friends and family. RIP GEORGE.
Dave & Nonie

John Murray

December 1, 2018

Sincere condolences to the family. My friendship with George goes back to the 1950’s in west end Halifax . Many adventures growing up and into high school. My thoughts are with you!

Rick OHearn

December 1, 2018

Simm family:
So sad to hear of George’s passing, having being a neighbor of George’s for years on Eager Beaver Lane we swapped lots of stories while on the deck of my trailer from politics to current events with his beloved dog Divis always at his side.
George had a great sense of humour and love life especially his garden.
Rest In Peace my friend.
Rick / Darlene OHearn

Patrick Stubbert

December 1, 2018

I am sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I fondly remember George from the Tin Pan Alley days when I would stop in once a week or so while on the hunt for something unique and interesting. Of course, the most unique and interesting was George himself. He always had time to tell of his many adventures . We had many great chats sometimes lasting hours if he was not busy. A great guy and he will be dearly missed by all that knew him.
Rest in peace my friend.

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Sim, George Vernon – With great sadness, the family of George Sim announces his passing on Nov 27, 2018, at the age of 74.

Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Grace Reta Sim (Marshall) and the late George William Sim. He is survived by sons Steven Michael (Shawna Sulek) Lunenburg, Darren Craig (Donna Sim) Tantallon, grandchildren Natalie and Nathan, sisters Judith Lorway and Patricia Clair, plus his two nephews, four nieces, housemate Ruth, and his beloved dog Brandy.

Dad was a lifelong salesman. His late teen years at Maritime Travel enabled his love of travelling that brought him all over Europe, including a 6 month job in Jersey, England at a travel agency, and with Canadian Pacific in Calgary. In the early 70's he moved his young family to Ontario working as a sales manager for Fireco, eventually opening a Pizza Delight restaurant in Waterdown Ont., with the families “The Old And The Odd” antique shop across the street from the pizza shop. Divorce brought him and his 2 boys back to Halifax in the early 80's where he worked for several car dealerships on Kempt Road.

Always an entrepreneur, he had a candy wholesale business in the late 80's, partnered in a computer store in the early 90's, and eventually settled into his “Tin Pan Alley” buy and sell shop on Agricola St by the mid 90's until his retirement at the age of 60. He loved his lakeside paradise, log cabin home on Fox Point Lake in Simms Settlement, where he lived until he was too ill to tend to his woodstove duties. For the past year he has lived with his son Craig and family in Tantallon, and passed away peacefully with family by his side. Thank you to the home care professionals from Closing The Gap, VON, and palliative care specialists that helped George have a peaceful passing at home.

Please submit online condolences, a memorial in his honour will be at a later date.