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Simon Edward Kotsch

KOTSCH, Simon Edward - It's with great sadness we announce the passing of Simon at Juravinski Hospital Hamilton, on Thursday, march 23, 2017 at the age of 82. Beloved husband and best friend to Jackie (De Boer). Loving father of Simone Pamela Kotsch, Julie (Jeff) Holson, Kate (Ken) Beaul, Michael (Vicky) Bauer. Grandfather to Ashley (Ryan) McConnaughey, Taylor (Steven) Heart, Michael (Vicky) Bauer, Zabrina (JR) Richards, Zachary (Jenn) Beaul, Richard (Lindsey) Bauer, Jonathan Bauer, Sarah Holson and multiple great grandchildren. Survived by sister Katherine (David) Dicks, Sophie (Arnold) Sloat and predeceased by brother Robert Ervin Kotsch. Brother-in-laws Ralph (Jean) DeBoer and Jerry DeBoer, Donald Kowtaluk, Gerald Kowtaluk and Robert Kowtaluk. Simon was the founder and curator of The Outpost and the Army Surplus store, and local advocate and entrepreneur. After retiring Simon devoted himself to his art and enjoyed many years of metal work sculpting. Cremation has taken place and private family burial will be held at a later date. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Simon's honor to the Norfolk Art Centre or the Simcoe and District Humane Society. SOUTH COAST FUNERAL & CREMATION ALTERNATIVES INC. 71 Norfolk Street North, Simcoe (519) 426-5102 in care of arrangements. Online condolences at www.southcoastfuneralservice.com13159664
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Held great respect for this man.
Posted by Ralph Hare (one time son-in-law) On Thursday, March 30, 2017
Sincerest condolences to Simone,Julie, Cathy and all of their families. Many pleasant memories of my time in Simon's life.
Posted by Kathy Lefebvre (Friend) On Wednesday, March 29, 2017
I am truly sorry to hear of the passing of Simon. He was a true gentleman and I enjoyed our many conversations. Jackie may you find comfort in memories of the wonderful years you had together. Take care.
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Posted by Cheryl Black (friend) On Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Very sorry to hear of Simon's passing. I always enjoyed our visits he was such a wonderful, Kind, loving person. He will surely be missed. Hugs to all the family.


good bye my old friend
Posted by Graham post (was my best man) On Wednesday, March 29, 2017
I am sorry to lose another good friend and hunting partner you will be missed my friend I think of you all the time. Will miss sharing the old stories my condolences to the family he was a good man and will be missed by many

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