The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors is sad to notify you of the death of Past President (1969) M. Neil Simpson OLS# 683
Neil passed away peacefully with his devoted daughter Tracy at his side on March 16, 2018 at Eastholme at the age of 96 years. Neil will best be remembered and admired for his adventurous spirit and his life-long dedication to his family and community.
Neil was born in Peterborough, Ontario, on August 20, 1921, the youngest of 6 children of William and Violet Simpson.
In the midst of pursuing his education as a Land Surveyor, Neil joined the RCAF and flew RAF Bomber Command in WWII. He married his beloved wife and soul mate Rosemary (nee Letang) on October 8, 1949 in Renfrew, Ontario. Together they moved to North Bay, Ontario shortly afterwards where they raised a family of 8 children. Neil was the owner/operator of a Land Survey business and practiced in Ontario for 50 years.
Neil was a dynamic member of the community generously giving his time to his family, friends, parish and local charities. He lived life to the fullest taking on numerous endeavours. As a pilot, avid outdoorsman and horseman, Neil always kindly included friends and family in his adventures. A treasured man has passed and will be mourned for our loss at least as much as his.
Predeceased by his beloved wife of 69 years, Rosemary (nee Letang). Loving father of Kathy Guthrie (John), Laurel Chad, Tracy (Greg Domanico), David, Tom (Sunny), Michael (Lee Ann), Chris and cherished Papa of 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Neil is predeceased by his parents; William and Violet Simpson, his children; Richard and Sandy, his siblings; Gerald, Rita, Jean, Noreen and Helen. Neil was a proud WWII veteran, he flew RAF Bomber Command. He was also a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus and President of the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors in 1969.
Family will be receiving visitors at the McGuinty Funeral Home (North Bay) on Monday March 26, 2018 from 2- 4pm. & 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption on Tuesday March 27, 2018 at 1 p.m.
If desired, donations to the North Bay Regional Health Centre and Community Living North Bay would be gratefully appreciated by his family. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to caregivers Cindy Giroux and Helen Liinamaa, Dr. Derek Ng, Dr. Rebekah King and the passionate team at Eastholme for their care and compassion shown to our Dad and family.
Online condolences can be made at www.mcguintyfuneralhome.com
Neil loved to share his adventures through story telling. In honour of Neil, the family would welcome any stories/anecdotes the members would like to share. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org