It is with heavy hearts that the family of James (Jim) Simpson regret to inform of his peaceful passing at Extendicare early Saturday at the age of 95 with daughter Marlene at his side.
Predeceased by his wife Gladys of 70 years, in 2017, son Gary in 2019, parents William and Edith and brothers George, Richard and Henry.
Left to mourn, son Neil (Judy), daughter Marlene (Gerry Danis), sister-in-law Mary Post, grandchildren, Jamie, Chris, Bob, Derek, Adrian, Anthony, Jordan, Jennifer (DeSimone) and Erin (Armstrong) and 11 great-grandchildren.
Born June 10, 1925, in the small village of Dane and attended a one-room school. With no opportunity at that time to go on after grade 8, he started working for the railway. Despite his lack of education, he was self-taught in many areas and took great pride in learning and trying new things. Up until two years ago, he did his own income tax by hand, without the use of a computer or calculator, a feat that not many people could do.
Children, friends and the church were his main passion and he was well respected for his knowledge and skills in carpentry, electrical, plumbing and mechanics.
He may be best remembered for his unique ability to either forget or give away the punch line on some of his many, many jokes, his lifetime losing battles with potato bugs and the annual last place finish in the tomato growing contest with wife Gladys, and neighbours Art, Roger and Ted. He graciously accepted the ribbing year after year.
The family would like to thank the management and staff at Extendicare for their care and compassion given to Dad over the last few years.
Due to strict covid regulations, no formal funeral will be performed at this time, the family plan to have a small graveside funeral at the cemetery in late spring.