John Pearson Simpson July 24, 1926 - December 16, 2012 It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of John P Simpson at Abbotsford, BC on Sunday December 16, 2012. John was born at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster and spent his early years in Sapperton. John's professional life consisted of two careers; 1943-1972 at the District of Burnaby and then at Marathon Reality/Canadian Pacific Ltd where he retired June 1987. John enjoyed his 31 years at "Papa's little house" at the Birch Bay Leisure Park, Wa and many years of golf with his cherished friends. John leaves behind his devoted and loving wife of 61 years, Marguerite (Margie), son Robert (Joan), daughter Karen (Rob Davies), grandchildren Jeremy, Kaarina, Brittany, Jessica, and two great granddaughters Lyndynn, and Isabella. At John's request there will be no funeral service. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, January 24 at the Hazelmere Golf and Country Club at 12:00 p.m. No flowers please. In lieu, donations can be gratefully made to the BC Cancer Foundation. The family would like to extend sincere thanks to the palliative care staff at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital for their compassionate care and support.
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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Dec. 21 to Dec. 22, 2012