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McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home & Chapel

1411 Hunt Club Road, Ottawa, ON

OBITUARY

Austin Simon

April 2, 1980October 31, 2019
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Tragically on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at the age of 39 years. Beloved son of Arlene Salo Roy and Leonard Simon, Loving father of Avery and Anthony Simon. Stepson of Richard Roy. Survived by his siblings Shay Simon, Heather Simon, Tiira Roy, Laina Roy and Tania Losier. Austin will be sadly missed by his grandmother Betty Majalahti and his grandfathers Arvo Salo and Earl Simon; his many aunts and uncles, especially Sherry Salo, Rolly Goudreau, Dawn and Michael Clark, Randy and Shelly Salo, John Simon and Kim Bruner, and Larry Simon; and many cousins and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 1411 Hunt Club Road (at Albion Road) on Saturday, November 16, 2019 after 12 Noon, followed by a celebration of Austin`s life at 1 pm in the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation in Austin`s memory to a trust fund set up in support of his children. Information will be available at the funeral home.

Services

16 November

Visitation

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home and Chapel

1411 Hunt Club Road
Ottawa, ON K1V1A6

16 November

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm

McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home and Chapel

1411 Hunt Club Road
Ottawa, ON K1V1A6

Memories

Austin Simon

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Diana Parent

November 12, 2019

Deepest sympathy to you Arlene, and to Heather, Shay, Tiira and Laina. Never really got to know Austin but from all the beautiful sympathy messages and memories, I can see that it was our loss. So sad especially for his children and his grandmother Betty.
Sincerely,
Aunt Diana and Uncle Bill
And all of our family

Carol Simon

November 11, 2019

I shared a memory of Austin a few days ago.

This is for the family....my condolences to everyone in our family, especially Arlene and Leonard, Austin's parents and his children, Avery and Anthony. To his brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles and many friends.....we know that his absence will be felt always.

I share in your grief, for it matters not how often you see someone......love is love and neither distance, time nor death can change that.

Austin...you will be forever remembered and loved.

Diane Portugie

November 10, 2019

Forever thought of and cared of ; a special place I keep you . Forever safe & loved in the arms of god you are . - The dark between Stars - Atticus: Remember? ........... Send me a sign ........❤️ -It is so easy to forget we are the same as all others in thinking we are different - -She was like that smell of campfire burning in the distance warming you from far away - D❤️❤️

Alice Roy

November 8, 2019

Dearest Arlene, Leonard and siblings
Cam and I would like you to know we are so very sorry about your great loss.
We send our love and prayers to you all.
Too young to leave this world
You will meet again. God Bless

Carol Simon

November 8, 2019

I was there at the hospital when Leonard and Arlene had their first born....Austin. He was one of the most beautiful babies I had ever seen. Perfect in every way. My heart was filled with love.
I moved away from Ontario in the 1980's and found it difficult to stay in touch with my family and with Austin, who by then was a big brother to Shay and Heather, I think?
Many years later, Austin and I reconnected through Facebook. In private messages, I gave him lots of advice and encouragement...as much as I could being so far away.
I wish I had been able to know him better and to help him some how. He is loved and will be greatly missed by many, including me.
Love you Austin.
Auntie Carol

Janneke van Ossenbruggen

November 8, 2019

I'm sending my condolences to Heather, Grace, Arlene and family during this difficult time of loss.

Josee Levis

November 8, 2019

Austin used to jump in with me and my mom for a ride to school as we lived in the same neighborhood. He always had a smile on his face.
He will be missed.
R.I.P. Austin!
My condolences to his entire family.

Korey Cotnam

November 7, 2019

I want to send my deepest condolences to the Simon family, to Arlene, Shay, Heather and the rest of his siblings as well as his kids and extended family I send hugs and prayers🙏🙏 Austin was a great friend and I will always cherish the memories I have with him!!

Wendy Charlebois

November 7, 2019

Dear Arlene and family: I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Wendy

laurissa laframboise

November 7, 2019

Austin and I met in Vancouver summer of 2001. We instantly became friends and had many of the same issues, plus we were both from Ontario and were the same age. Austin would take me to his recording studio in Vancouver from time to time, I was hoping that would go somewhere. We still kept in contact always and both ended up back in Ontario. Austin was hilarious and most of the funny things he said were funny, because they were true. Never stopped caring or thinking of him, I wish his life wouldn't have been cut so short, he will always have a special place in my heart. Sincere condolences to his mother, his siblings, his children, and all his other family members.

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