It is with great sadness that the family of Robert Blake “Bob” Sims announces his passing on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at the age of 85.
A native of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Robert lived an exciting life through many careers; as a surveyor, logger, RCMP officer, realtor and developer. Robert grew from his birth May 14, 1928 into a tall, slim man with strikingly blue eyes.
The avenue leading away from the Rocky homestead near what was known as Oras, Alberta, was through the RCMP. His first posting was Dauphin, Manitoba where he met his one and only true love, Eva Virginia Watson. They married July 1, 1950. Eva died also at 85 years, on August, 29, 2009 of Alzheimer\\\'s. Through her lengthy illness, Robert never left her side.
Robert went on to a very successful career in real estate in Edmonton, and developing properties in his winter home north of San Diego, California. He loved the game of golf and was a long-time member of the Edmonton Country Club where he made many friends.
He was a Christian man, and in his early years studied to become a minister in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He is a member of the Masonic Order, RCMP Veterans Association and Sons of the American Revolution.
Robert Sims is survived by his three children; Pamela Rae Dalsin of Calgary, Curtis Blake Sims and Daphne Eva Kuehn and her husband Alvin Lloyd Kuehn of Edmonton; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; and by siblings Cameron Dale (Lynne, deceased) Sims of Grande Prairie, Alberta and Gail Marie (Les) Massey of Burnaby, B.C.
A Farewell Service in honor of Robert Sims will be held at First Presbyterian Church on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Please find parking at public lots nearby. Interment will take place at Edmonton City Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, to the Alberta Cancer Society or Alzheimer\\\'s Society.