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Derry Glenn Simpson

December 13, 1933 - January 30, 2019


December 13, 1933 – Jan 30, 2019 Our beloved husband and father passed on after a hard and courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loved ones. Derry was born in Winnipeg to Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Simpson. At a few months of age the family moved to Victoria when Dr. Simpson became the first pediatrician on Vancouver Island. Derry went to Qualicum Private Boys School for 10 years and graduated from Oak Bay High. The family summer retreats were at the cabin on Shawnigan Lake. Derry worked with BC forestry for 10 years and subsequently worked for the Federal Forestry in Ottawa for two years. He moved to Powell River in 1964 with MacMillan Bloedel and enjoyed many different careers ending up as a paramedic with the BC Ambulance before retirement. Derry had a love of nature and loved being outdoors. He enjoyed curling, soccer, rugby and his greatest joy was fishing with his daughter Allison. The lake cabin was his retreat from meetings and more meetings from his many years on council and as mayor. Derry loved travelling and made many friends in many countries. South for the winter was for sun. He loved life and lived it well to his last days. He is survived by his wife Trudy, sons Grant (Tracy) and Ross (Melanie), sister Nenagh Molson and family, his loving in-laws as well as his five much-loved grandchildren. Predeceased by his beloved daughter Allison 1991. Also survived by his Irish daughter Catherine and family and Irish friends. We would like to thank Dr. McDonald; physician and friend , Jim Erb for his special friendship, Hospice and the amazing palliative team especially Sue. We are forever grateful to all. Also the great support of friends and neighbours. We love you all. Truly his beloved community has come together for him. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. (May his soul be at the right hand of God) Service to be held at St John’s United Church, Saturday, February 9 at 1 pm. Donations can be made to the Powell River Hospice Society, 4675 Ontario Avenue, Unit D, Powell River, BC, V8A 5B9.


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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home

Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Len and Muriel Carriere
Relation: Friend

Our Deepest Sympathy, Trudy and family

From: Nancy and Dave McKay
Relation: Cousin

Dear Trudy and family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

With love,
Nancy & Dave

From: Marlies robitaille
Relation: Worked with his wife

Trudy, I am so very sorry to hear that Derry died. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

From: Shannon Cole

Our thoughts are with all of you.

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
February 9, 2019
Beginning at 1:00pm

Powell River United Church
6932 Crofton Street
Powell River, BC Canada V8A 5H4

Reception to follow service at the Carlson Community Club.

6932 Crofton Street
Powell River, BC Canada V8A 5H4

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