Donald Frank SIMPSON

Durham Region, Ontario

1929 - 2020


Durham Region, Ontario


Date of Birth - October 17, 1929 Date of Death - August 16, 2020 Place of Birth - Quebec, Canada Donald Frank Simpson passed away peacefully on Sunday August 16th 2020 at Northumberland Hills Hospital. Don was dearly loved by all for his kindness, wit, humour, generosity and his compassionate...

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Many memories will be shared at Don's (my step-father's) Celebration of Life but I am compelled to share how the last 8 years of our family's life have been made beautiful by the presence of my father Don. We were so blessed to have Don in our lives, we gained a second father and grandfather and he felt blessed to have a daughter, son in-law and two grandchildren. Both Don and Pat (my mother) were so in love and counted their blessings each day for finding love again at the young age of 82...

Our family has lost an oldest brother, a cherished brother in law and an adored uncle.
Being the oldest of 5 children, Don did not always have it easy.His younger siblings especially Bill and Robin found great joy in tormenting him and at an eatly age learned that Don could do no wrong in the eyes or their mother.Their mother had a soft spot for Donald, her first born.
Over time his siblings grew to appreciate that Don was a very loving and compassionate person and also an older...

Don was a navel cadet, racing canoeist, downhill skier, hunter, fisherman, golfer, builder (he built two cottages and a 16 foot sailboat in our living-room), a lithographic plate maker, artist, husband and generous uncle and friend.
He was our big brother...... Goodbye Don, until we meet again.

Bill, Bev, Gillian and family

Group of 10 Memorial Trees

Our families gained a shinning star We lost a dearly loved brother, uncle, great uncle, great-great uncle and godfather. We were so fortunate to have him in our lives for as long as we did. Uncle Donald was an amazing uncle and a very loving godfather to my sisters and myself. He always had a warm embrace, a smooch and his oh so cheerful smile. The one thing I will always treasure was his laugh, he loved to laugh and have a good time. He always took the time to make us feel like we were all...

A lifetime of memories filled with love and laughter. My sisters and I spent many weekends with him and Auntie Rusty at the cottage in Arundel, around the kitchen table (many kitchen tables) and all conversations were funny and memorable.
He was my father, Russ Stackhouse's best friend, our godfather and a loving brother and son.
I'll miss his laughter, his stories, his immense praise at our achievements, his avid curiosity and, mostly, his love.
You are one of the best...

One of the greatest men I will ever know. Your kindness and humour lit up every room you entered, and I feel blessed to have had you in my life. You were loved by so many. I will forever miss your laugh and smile. Say hello and I love you to Auntie Rusty, shes been waiting for you.

Love you forever.