Trevor was born in Winnipeg July 19, 1948 to Harold McLaren “Mac” and Margaret Ruth (Godard) Simmons.
He was a kind and compassionate soul with a good heart who loved his family, his friends and dogs.
He was a lover of cars – particularly Chevy Impalas - and at one time was a certified technical advisor for the National Impala Association. Trevor loved music - particularly the classics of the 50s and 60s.
He was musically gifted. For many years he had a baby grand piano, and could play by ear. He was a keeper and saver – bordering on hoarder - of many things – stamps, LPs, coins, books, old calendars, car parts, old Chevies – on which he worked for many years, old computer parts (“I may need this one day”) and was pretty handy when fixing “things”. He was an avid reader, mainly of mysteries, and enjoyed sharing books. For many years he was a regular donor to various charities.
Trevor grew up in Riverview on Ashland Avenue, attended Riverview School and was a 1967 graduate of Churchill High School. He enjoyed keeping in touch with and attending reunion get-togethers with school friends.
He had a varied working career with Monarch Wear, Clarkson Gordon and Gardewine - mainly as an accountant, as well as at Southglen Motors, Safeway, and laterally Red River Co-op. Other than spending a year each in both Montreal and Thunder Bay for work, he was a life-long Winnipegger. He enjoyed getting together with friends and family for dinner parties and any celebrations, and loved reminiscing about “the old days”. One of his favourite expressions was “I want the 60s back”.
In the last few years, Trevor had dealt with some health issues, and hearing loss, which caused him to withdraw socially somewhat. He was also, unfortunately, a great lover of Scotch. He passed away at home in Winnipeg on June 10, 2020 at the age of 71.
Trevor was pre-deceased by his Dad (1963); his Mom (1983); aunts and uncles Bruce and June Godard, John Schultz, Mary Godard, Vivian Warren; and cousins Valerie Willard and Michael Warren.
He is survived by his sister Lesley Hammerback, husband David; nephews Kristian Hammerback, wife Ann Topp; and great-nephews Sawyer and Theodore Hammerback; and nephew Dain Hammerback, all of Winnipeg. He is also survived by his aunt Catharine Schultz; cousins Geoff Godard (Walla Walla, Washington), Karen (husband Kari Hartikainen) and their families (Winnipeg), Nancy (husband Darrel Hanson) and their family (BC and AB), Larry (wife Debbie) Schultz and their family (Victoria), Randy Schultz (Calgary) and Terry Warren (Vancouver). Trevor was pre-deceased by his long-time partner, Garry Stevenson.
Trevor did not want a funeral and has been cremated. He will be laid to rest with his parents in 2021. He was loved, and he is dearly missed. May he rest in peace, free of his demons.
For those wishing to do so, donations may be made in his memory to either the Heart and Stroke Foundation, to Alcoholics Anonymous, or to a charity of their choice.
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