72, of Northampton, died Oct. 2 at home surrounded by his family. He was born in New York City, Dec. 21, 1933, the son of the late Douglas and Isabel Simpson, and moved with his parents to Toronto, Canada when he was a child. He was a graduate of St. Andrews Prep School and Royal Roads Military College, and received his Master's Degree in Business Administration from York University in Toronto. Mr. Simpson worked as a management consultant for GH Wood and Urwick Currie in Canada, and later was President of Desert Ray Products in Dallas, Texas. He moved to Northampton in 1986 to be closer to his children. Mr. Simpson enjoyed crossword puzzles, people watching, iced tea with lots of sugar, flying, being at the ocean, the music of Oscar Peterson and, in the last two years, his work at the Haymarket Cafe with his son. He especially loved spending time and talking baseball with his grandson, Jackson. His cats, Eugene and Wilder, will miss him. He leaves his sons, David and Peter Simpson of Northampton; his son Peter's partner, Thuy Le; his daughter, Sandra Simpson of Newton, her husband, Kenneth King, and their son, Jackson. A public Memorial Gathering will be held at the Haymarket Cafe, Main St., Northampton, MA on Sunday, Oct. 15th from 3-5 PM. The Czelusniak Funeral Home of NORTHAMPTON has been entrusted with arrangements.
Published by Boston Globe on Oct. 11, 2006.