Robert C. Simard

Birth Date: Nov. 18, 1943

Death Date: Feb. 01, 2012

Robert Charles Simard, 68, of Saco, died peacefully on February 1, 2012 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House with his loving family by his side. He was born in Biddeford on November 18, 1943, a son of George L. and Antoinette (Loranger) Simard. He attended local schools and was a 1962 graduate of St. Louis High School in Biddeford.

On May 30, 1964 he married Sydna Tripp at St. Joseph Church in Biddeford.

Robert worked for 31 years as a Production Superintendent at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. In 1991 he received the NCMA Manager of the Year award. In 1992 he was named the President of the National Association of Superintendents. Robert also received the Department of Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award. He retired in 1996 and went on to work part time at Sure Winner Foods.

He was a former member of the Biddeford Eagles and also the St. Louis Alumni Association. He was a big Red Sox and Patriots fan. He also enjoyed NASCAR, deep sea fishing and going to his sonís cottage at Merrymeeting Lake.

Robert was predeceased by his parents and 2 sisters Lucille Brock and Dorothy Simard.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 47 years Sydna Simard of Saco
2 daughters: Melinda Simard and her partner Andrew Czarnecki of Dayton
Kristin Bowser and her husband Jeremy of Sherrills Ford, NC
1 son: Curtis Simard and his wife Laurel of Hampton, NH
1 brother: Norman Simard and his wife Doris of Saco
1 sister: Priscilla Boisclair and her husband Ray of Biddeford
1 brother-in-law: Carl Brock of Saco
7 grandchildren: Zack, Tyler and Brady Nolette, Seth Rondeau, Kendall Bowser and Alexis and Emma Simard.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford, ME 04005. In lieu of flowers donations in Roberts name may be made to Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074. To share condolences online, please visit



Bruce and Lynda Sellar
Our deepest condolences. We wish you comfort in your memories and in knowing he is at peace. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Patty Daye & Shawn Shaw
Rest in Peace Bob
My sympathy goes out to the family
We knew Bob from the Biddeford Eagles. We spent many hours with Bob playing pool. What a man! Haven't been for several years. I will say that it won't be the same walking through those doors again.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Rest easy Bob!

Code 950, PNS
We all send our most sincere sympathies to the Simard family during this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Leigh and Patti Peters
We were very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Our deepest sympathy to Cindy and family. We are thniking of you all during this time of loss.

A. Sonny Cote
Well "Electrode" I'll miss our conversations and occasional wagers on Nascar circuit. It was a pleasure being one of your many friends and I'll sure not forget the laughs we had.

Bill Soucy
Curt, Kristin, Melinda and Mrs. Simard,

So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad and husband. Just know that he is in a better place and that he will always be watching over you. You all are in my thoughts during this difficult time.

Dick Gervais
Sorry to hear about Bob's passing, he was a one of a kind....great guy! I know everyone's going to miss him but at least he's at peace and is not suffering. My condolences to his family and friends.

Mike McInnis
My heart goes out to the Simard family. From all our years in Shop 67 together and the years of playing softball. Bob will be sorely missed by all.

Ginger Grantham
Rest in peace Uncle Bob.
My heart goes out to you all; Aunt Sydna, Missy, Kristy and Curt and your families.
Sending you love,
Wishing you peace.

Richard Luke
Dear Sydna and family,
Our deepest sympathies on the loss of Bob, your dear husband, father and grandfather. I developed the greatest professional and personal respect when I worked with Bob in USS Philadelphia druing her overhaul 92-94. He was a very special man. You are in our thougths and prayers.
Very Respoectyfully, RIch and Theresa Luke

Ray & Vivian Gosselin
Our sympathy go out to the family. Bob is at peace with the Lord. Our prayers are with you in this trying time.

Dennis Abbott
How the time has passed by so quickly. It seems like just a short time ago we were struggling along in Shop 67 while rooting for the Red Sox and Bruins. I will miss Bob and extend my sympathies to Cynda and his entire family and in a small way share your loss.

Debbie Bartlett Mestieri
Kris, Jeremy, Seth and Kendall
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
I hope you find comfort in all your wonderful memories.
Love to you all,
Aunt Debbie & Guy

Jenny ievers daily
I have so many fond memories of Bob and the Simard family. My heart goes out to you all and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love, Jenny

James and Caroline and Family
Our hearts go out to and your family. Hugs from Florida

Stephen & Lisa Estabrook
Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Norm & Ora Boisclair
Sorry about your lost of your husband.And to the family

Bev and Jim Van Buskirk
Our hearts, tears and sympathy are with all of you during this time of sorrow. It brings a smile to our hearts when we think about the fact that my mother along with Aunt Dot came to guide their brother, that they both loved so dearly, on my mother's birthday to take him up to heaven. He is now resting in peace and pain free. Our fond memories of him will live on forever in our hearts. Simply said, he was a wonderful man, husband, father and uncle. He will be missed immensely. with love and sympathy Bev, Jim, Brittany and Ben

Eugene LaCroix
I was deeply saddened to hear about Bob's passing.
I hope and pray that you will have strenght during this time of loss.


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