Duncan Pugsley SIMPSON

SIMPSON, Duncan Pugsley

Duncan died on August 2, 2007 at Ladysmith General Hospital. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his wife of 58 years Edith (Mollie), his five children – Paul (Lee), Peggy (Tom), Patti, Peter (Edine) and Perry (Cheryl) – and his seven grandchildren (Erin, Kyle, Jessica, Michael, Jacob, Amanda and Melissa), as well as his only sister Eleanor Draper of Burlington Ontario. He will also be missed by his good friends Les and Emma Bush of Armstong B.C. Duncan was born in Toronto, Ontario on February 2, 1927, the oldest child of Duncan and Kathleen Simpson. In 1949 he married Edith (Mollie) and three years after that moved to the Queen Charlotte Islands. In 1956, with three children in tow, Mollie and Duncan moved to Ladysmith. As well as working in the logging industry, Duncan worked for De Clarks Dairy for 5 years. While living in Ladysmith, Duncan was active in the Ladysmith Volunteer Fire Dept., the Ladysmith Kinsmen Club, and the Mount Brenton Golf Club – Dad loved his golf. Duncan was a truck driver and eventually became a dispatcher with a company in Nanaimo until his retirement in 1985. After living in Nanaimo from 1972 to 1990, Edith (Mollie) and Duncan retired back to Ladysmith.

Duncan’s family would like to thank the following: Dr. Fergus Kennedy, the staff at both Cowichan hospital and Ladysmith hospital, as well as Ladysmith Home Care for their outstanding service and caring.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Ladysmith Cancer Society.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Eagles Hall, 921 First Avenue, Ladysmith at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 24.


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