It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, cousin, brother-in-law, and friend. He passed away peacefully in his 101st year with his family by his side. He is survived by son-in-law Brad Stannard, daughter and son-in-law Karen and Doug Arnold, grandchildren Mark and Lisa Stannard, Kurtis and Chrissy Arnold, Lesley (Arnold) and Jacey Brockman, and great grandchildren Phillip and Owen Stannard and Quinn and Emerson Brockman. He is predeceased by his wife, Alta (Bailey) (2004), his daughter Joanne Stannard (2010), and his grandson Todd Stannard (1975). Also predeceased by Alta’s 14 siblings. He was born on June 2, 1913, only child of James and Celia Sims, on the 4th Concession of Gosfield South Township and moved to the 3rd Concession when he was 2 years old. Following his marriage to Alta, he continued to farm his father’s farm and live in the same home that he grew up in until he was 95. He then moved to Southgate Residence and Royal Oak LTCC. He lived his 100+ years in the Town of Kingsville! He was an active member of Epworth United Church all his life, singing in the choir, being the only treasurer of the Couples Club, and acting and playing musical instruments in the Minstrel Shows. Playing cards on Saturday nights and spending time with friends and family was also a big part of his life. If eating chocolate, ice cream, pies, and eggs everyday contributes to living 100 years – maybe he was onto something!  Resting at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S., Kingsville, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday March 28, 2014 p.m.  Funeral Service from Epworth United Church, Division St. S., Kingsville, Saturday at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday March 29, 2014.  Rev. John Van Omme officiating.  If desired, donations to  Epworth United Church would be appreciated.  Interment in Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville.  Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca

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