Simon Fortin Obituary
In Loving Memory of

Simon Lionel Fortin

1959 ~ 2023

Obituary of Simon Lionel Fortin

Suddenly, on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, Simon Lionel Fortin was reunited with his beloved wife, Joy Fortin (2022) at the age of 64. Simon is survived by his children whom he loved dearly, Bianca Sbrizzi (Tim) and Stephen Fortin (Courtney), his adored grandchildren, Chanel Sbrizzi (Michael Hammond), James Sbrizzi (Rebecca Hatt), Jolie Fortin, and Rochelle Fortin, as well as many nieces and nephews that he cherished.

Simon dedicated many years of his life as a truck driver and enjoyed the freedom of the open road in his Mustang with his dear wife. He reveled in the simple pleasures in life such as Chinese food lunches and a good home cooked meal. He was fond of spending time with his beloved brothers Eugene (2015), Richard and Paul. He greatly valued their camaraderie and treasured their friendship. His moments of relaxation often included calling his friends on his phone to chat and time spent in the garage puttering around while listening to Classic Rock.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services in Welland. His family invites you for a time of remembrance and support on Friday, November 3, 2023, at the Fonthill Legion Branch 613, located at 141 Hwy 20 E, Fonthill. Visitation will begin at noon, followed by a service at 2:00 p.m. and then an opportunity for fellowship and refreshments. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that you consider making a donation to the Greater Niagara Humane Society in honour of Simon, who loved dogs including his cherished Wheaten Terrier Leila (2019). Online condolences may be shared on Simon's tribute page found at

Service Information


Date: November 3, 2023
Start Time: 12:00 pm
End Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: Fonthill Legion Branch 613
141 Hwy 20 E, Fonthill, ON L0S 1E0

Funeral Service

Date: November 3, 2023
Start Time: 2:00 pm
End Time: 3:00 pm
Venue: Fonthill Legion Branch 613
141 Hwy 20 E, Fonthill, ON L0S 1E0


Date: November 3, 2023
Start Time: 3:00 pm
End Time: 5:00 pm
Venue: Fonthill Legion Branch 613
141 Hwy 20 E, Fonthill, ON L0S 1E0

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Mary [Gisele] Rougoor
5 months ago

So sorry for your loss. I had a mass said or him by father Chris at Mount Carmel monastery.

Candace & Paul
5 months ago

My dearest friend Bianca and family,
Paul and I are sending you our most heartfelt condolences for the loss of your dad. Love to you, Stephen, and your families as you navigate through your grief. xx

Dain Barlow
5 months ago

Sorry to hear of Simon’s passing, he was a friend.

Tim and leighanne Masterson
5 months ago

To the fortin family, so sorry to hear of Simon’s passing, he was a long time friend and a carring person and good family man, he will be missed by many, our condolences.

Cathy Norkett
5 months ago

So sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. father..uncle & grandfather. our sincere condolences from Cathy & AlAl

Megan Fortin
5 months ago

You will always have a spot in my heart Uncle Simon. My children will always remember you and cherish your memories.You will always be in our hearts. So much love.


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