John "Jack" SIMPSON

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SIMPSON, John "Jack" With great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Jack passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on April 25, 2014 at Irene Thomas Hospice, Delta, at the age of 73. After surviving a stroke in 2000, Jack battled on with perseverance and dignity until a fall led to complications he was not able to overcome. Jack is survived by his loving wife Marilyn, sons Greg (Kathy), Dave (Vicky), daughter Lisa (Chris), grandsons John and Derek (Mandy) and their mother Lynn; Tony (Tara), Jason (Lindsey) and great-granddaughter Lydia. Also survived by brothers Frank (Dorothy), Bob and sister Kathy (Bob), aunts Dorothy and Irene and many nieces and nephews. . Jack grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan and moved to BC in 1956. He worked for CP Rail and CP Bulk Systems. After a short retirement he took up consulting and found his niche with Arrow Transport, where he continued until his stroke. . Jack and Marilyn were members of the Delta Stroke Recovery where they met many dear and supportive friends. . A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Tsawwassen United Church, 693 53rd Street, Tsawwassen, BC. . Many thanks to the nurses at Delta and Royal Columbian Hospitals and Irene Thomas Hospice, where he was given wonderful care. . In lieu of flowers, donations to the Delta Stroke Recovery c/o Tsawwassen United Church, would be much appreciated. . Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040

Published in The Delta Optimist from Apr. 30 to May 1, 2014