Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, William “Bill” James Sim passed away at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Sharon (nee Strohkirch) for 31 years. Loving father of Colleen Sim (Mark Phillips), Wes (Jan) Hicks, and Kim (Doug) Firth. Cherished grandfather of Nicole (Karl) Dreyer, Sam Goodacre (Matt Werden), Lynden Evers (Emma McCann), Jillian (Andrew) McClary, and Matthew Goodacre. Treasured great-grandfather of Talula and Zachary Dreyer. Dear brother of Don (Peggy) Sim. Bill is survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents William and Evelyne. Bill was a very proud farmer. He was very involved in the community including chairman of the Soybean Board and a member of the Provincial Historical Committee. Bill was an avid traveler after he retired. He enjoyed camping and was a member of R.V. Trailer Clubs in both Canada and the United States. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with family and friends being received one hour prior to service. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).