Brian Simmons

Monday, April 11th, 1949 - Thursday, January 14th, 2021
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SIMMONS, Brian “Bear”

Passed away peacefully at VON Sakura House on January 14, 2021 with his wife by his side. Beloved husband and best friend of Beverly “Bev” Simmons (nee Forsey) for 50 years

Loving father of Julie Major and her husband Wes Major and Matthew Simmons and his partner Nancy Xeng Ngo, John Halashewski (Katelyn) and Joseph Punch. Proud grandpa of Nick Major, Madeline Major (Jorden Wigand), Ethan Simmons and Aidan Simmons. Brother of Rev. Gordon Simmons, Pat Simmons (Kathy) and Michael Simmons and brother-in-law of Hub Thiel.

Brian will be fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and extended family. Predeceased by his parents Gordon and Georgina (nee Collins) Simmons, sister Mary Walker-Thiel and his sisters-in-law Beth Simmons, Heather Simmons. Brian was a dedicated and proud paramedic where he served Oxford County for 41 years. He and Bev opened their home and shared their love to many children that they fostered for 31 years.

The family will have a private family visitation at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock (519-537-3611). A private graveside service will be held in New Durham Cemetery.

In honor of Brian’s memory, donations can be made to VON Sakura House or Wounded Warriors of Canada and would be gratefully acknowledged. ( Fundraiser information in support of Wounded Warriors can be found on Facebook under JTF Bear Wear Company). Personal condolences may be sent at
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Leonard Welch

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Brian Simmons was one of the great people and we will remember his laughter.

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Julie Major Posted at 07:15pm

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Daniel, George, James, Becky, Amber Lee & Harald Zimmerman

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Daniel, George, his son James & wife Becky & their daughter Amber Lee, the Olmstead's, brother-in-law Harald Zimmerman, deepest sympathy,.....

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Susan & Joe Hampson Posted at 11:16am

To Brian's family: Sorry to hear of Brian's passing. Have known Brian, his parents and siblings since Sunday School days at Christ Church in Oxford Centre. Although we didn't get to see him often in later years, our daughter Johanna always kept us informed through working with him at Oxford EMS. Keep strong at this time. Susan & Joe Hampson, Oxford Centre.

Julie Major Posted at 07:47pm

Thank you for your expression of sympathy. The Simmons Family

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Julie Major Posted at 07:49pm

Love and Bearhugzz from all of us. Thank you

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Posted at 02:17pm
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Julie Major Posted at 07:50pm

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