Joseph “Joe” Simpson

Joseph "Joe" Simpson

Joseph ‘Joe’ Simpson was born on July 16, 1921 in Trail, BC and passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on June 15, 2015 in Trail.

He is predeceased by his wife Audrey, his parents Ben and Alice Simpson, brother Jack and sisters Alice MacDonald and Florence Fuller.

He will be greatly missed by his son Ron (Louise), grandchildren Sandra (Chris) Plested and Scott (Karen Halifax) Simpson, grandchildren; Mason, Dylan, Tyler and Joanna as well as several nieces and nephews.

Joe was proud to have served our country for five long years during the Second World War. He was one of four survivors from The British Columbia Regiment, Duke of Connaughts Own (Up the Dukes!).

He also loved to garden, and his neighbours looked forward to his weekly visits when he would share the fruits of his labour.

At Joe’s request, there will not be a formal service. Cremation has taken place, with Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services looking after the arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the family’s register at

As an expression of sympathy your donations to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

“Lest we forget, Lest we forget”

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