Richard (Dick) James Simpson born March 25, 1923 in Edinburgh, Scotland and passed away July 28, 2016 at the Halifax Health Hospice Care Center in Edgewater, Florida.
He is survived by his wife Mary Elizabeth (Marbeth) Simpson (nee Campbell). He was preceded in death by his sisters Margaret Sanderson and Nora Officer. He is survived by his children; Anne Simpson (Brian Goodchild), Sandra Hynes (Russell Hynes) and Neil Simpson (Patti Simpson), six grand children; Lisa Hynes (Ronald Biberdorf), Lindsay Goodchild (Daniel Raposo), Carley Goodchild (Geoffrey Baart), Christopher Goodchild, (Emily Sproule), Heather Hynes, (Shane Armstrong), Nicholas Goodchild and ten great grandchildren; Paxton Biberdorf, Cadence Baart, Quinn Baart, Mason Raposo, Cori Biberdorf, Kasey Biberdorf, Jude Goodchild, Lennox Armstrong, Odessa Goodchild, and Carlin Armstrong.
Dick and Marbeth had an epic love story and marriage of 67 years. Their devotion to each other only grew as the years passed.
In spite of an extremely successful business career, Dick always had time to have fun with family and friends.
He was never far from a golf course, in Scotland, Canada or Florida and made many lifelong friends who shared this passion. In his earlier years he was also an extremely proficient tennis player, rugby player, swimmer and skier.
Dad served in World War Two with the British Navy. He was a highly respected pilot with the Fleet Air Arm, where he was involved in international action.
Dick’s family acknowledges the warm and dignified care provided to him by the staff of the Halifax Health Hospice.
We also thank Mum and Dad’s friends for the kind messages of support that we have been receiving.