November 19, 1926 – March 28, 2013
Ken Simpson of Calgary passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the age of 86 years.
Ken was born in London, England. He met his future wife Joy on a blind date at a Ballroom dance. They married September 6, 1952 and enjoyed competitive Ballroom dancing until they decided to start a family. They immigrated to Montreal with their daughter in 1960. Ken worked for Pratt and Whitney Canada until his retirement. He was actively involved in both his son’s hockey and soccer. Ken was an avid Queen’s Park Rangers fan since childhood and could always be found Saturday mornings cheering on his favourite team with a spot of tea. He adopted hockey as his Canadian sport and loved watching the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night with a pint of beer. Ken would often be found in front of his computer sharing his opinion from health care to politics and everything in between. He enjoyed playing his piano, reminiscing the music of yester year. Ken’s pride and joy was his grandchildren and was happy to have been at his granddaughter’s wedding this past August. One of his wishes was to have all his family together and was able to see that wish come true.
Ken is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Wendy and Richard Davies; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Paul Simpson and Marty and Mary Simpson; five grandchildren, Neil Davies, Lauren Hall (Jared), Tasha Simpson, Shannon Davies and Marcus Simpson. He was predeceased by his first wife Joy Simpson in 1984 and second wife Myrtle Simpson in 2000.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Ken Simpson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences