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SIMPSON, Kenneth (Ken) James

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.

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  1. Maria Saremi :

    Dear Wendy and Family,
    I am sorry about the loss of your beloved father. I send my deepest condolences to you and to your family. Please let me know if there’s something I can do to somehow lessen the pain you feel in your hearts. We will always be there for you. My love and sympathy to you and to your kids.
    Maria Saremi

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  2. Maria Skipton nee Simpson :

    Gone from our lives but not from our hearts.

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  3. RIP grandad! I will never forget you. Love you forever and always.
    Xox with love from your granddaughter Tasha xox

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  4. Indy Dhaliwal :

    Great man, great human, great spirit and joyous from within. Had the honor of meeting Ken Simpson many times and each time was a blessing, cheery, smiling and enjoying his time. I want to personally send my heartfelt condolences to the entire family, our heart is with you in your time of loss. We will remember Ken Simpson for all the greatness he brought to us!
    “I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.” LB

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  5. Johnson family :

    It is with heart felt saddness that we (Bryan Allicia Semon & Bryanna) extend our deepest sympathy to our friend Paul and his family during this time of grief. We will continue to pray that God will strengthen and comfort you all.

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  6. Debbie Gilbert :

    My condolences go out to Paul, Marcus and Tasha in the loss of their father and grandfather. My thoughts are with you all on the day and for always.
    Deb

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  7. Rosemary Stevens Burgess :

    Wendy & Richard & Family,
    Our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. Big hugs from Toronto. I remember your Dad as a sweet, quiet man who was very proud of all of you. Stay strong.
    Rosemary, Colin & Evan

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  8. Nicola Bates :

    He will be much missed but leaves behind many memories. Apparently as a young man he and his stepbrother, Den, made people laugh by standing behind one of their elderly bewhiskered spinster aunts, stroking their invisible beards. I will always remember my uncle Ken with a mischievous smile on his face. Big hugs to all my cousins. “To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is not to die.”

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  9. Susan Hall Sampson :

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. Cherish all your wonderful memories. Rest in peace Mr. Simpson.
    Love, Susan, Roy and Megan

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  10. Susan Leary :

    So sorry for your loss Wendy girl! I know your Dad will be missed by the whole family, my heart goes out to all of you. God Bless you all.

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  11. Claudine Battisti :

    Wendy,
    He sounded like an extraordinary man. I am sending you and your family lots of love and hugs!
    XXOO, Claudine

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  12. Wendy and Graham Bourne and family :

    Dear Wendy, Richard, Lauren, Neil, Shannon, Paul, Tasha, Marcus, Martyn and Mary,
    Our deepest condolences to you all. Ken was a wonderful, gentle man, with so many wonderful interesets and points of view – always a great pleasure to chat with! We will always remember his ever-present smile and good humour. So sorry that we can’t be there with you all, but are with you always in spirit. Take comfort in the love and support of wonderful family and friends, and know that are hearts are with you all. Love you!

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  13. Paul Simpson :

    Each day that passes I miss you more. I feel empty but I know in my heart you are safe, at peace and with mom

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  14. Gwen Stubbs & Jim So :

    Dear Paul and Family,

    Our sincerest condolences for the loss of your father. We will miss his quick wit and sweet disposition. It was a joy to know him and serve him over the years. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you as you celebrate your Dad’s life today, our hope is that the good memories and happy times with Ken bring you comfort. We wish we could be there.

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  15. Dennis and Marilyn :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Wish we were closer to have come to your Dads funeral, since we are family. That is a great picture of him. We will always remember his smile and laughter. Take care.
    Love and hugs Marilyn, Dennis and family

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  16. To Wendy, Richard, Paul and Martyn, I send my best wishes and fond thoughts. I first met Ken when I was 17 and had just fallen in love with his sister Muriel. Ever since we have been mates and have shared stories, laughs and a few pints. I heard that he had “planned” to visit the UK this year and we were all looking forward to that. We now have our memories of a chap who always saw good in people. Whenever I hear “Tea for Two” I think of Ken and will continue to do so.

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  17. Edward Emmins :

    To Ken’s family
    April 23
    Today I learned of Ken’s death. I am deeply sorry to learn the sad news and I know how great the blow must be. He was great guy. I knew him well. We went to the same school in London, worked for the same companies in the UK and Longueuil and lived in the same town, St. Lambert. It is good to know that when it is my turn to go,I can expect to see someone I know playing the piano.

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