Robert Simpson

Obituary of Robert Charles Simpson

Passed away peacefully at the age of 78 in the presence of his loving family at the Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Tuesday April 11, 2023 with his wife and partner of near 50 years Zita (Turcotte Paquette) holding his hand.  He will be fondly remembered by his step-daughters Shirley-Anne Staal (Harold), Brenda Brazeau (Ronald), Suzanne Ruiter (Bert), Catherine Fortin (Renald), Theresa Poirier (Roland) and their families. Robert was born and raised in Orangeville, Ontario and was the son of the late Murray & Mary (Galbraith) Simpson of Orangeville Ontario. 

He is survived by his twin brother Russell (Susan), Betty Bryan ( late Tom), Jeannie Brooks (Colin), Peggy Weigert (Peter) and his many nieces and nephews and his special cousin John Houston.  Predeceased by his sisters Sheila, Heather and Frances, his brothers Bill, and Harry.

Robert retired 8 years ago from his career as a  professional long haul driver. He loved to work hard outdoors in the dirtiest of circumstances but you could also find him indoors creating his fabulous tea biscuits, using his Mom's recipe. He was also known to help anyone that was in need. The family would like to thank the Bayshore care team, the nurses at the Renfrew Victoria Hospital for the exemplary care that was provided to him and his family and special thanks to his oncologist Dr. Vickers and Dr. Nixon from the Renfrew Victoria Hospital.  May this wonderful man rest in peace.  His presence will be missed. At Robert's request no services will be held.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation.  Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Goulet Funeral Home.  Online condolences/donations may be made at


Share Your Memory of