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William "Bill" Terence Simpson


February 24, 1935

Belfast N. Ireland


January 17, 2023

Sarnia, Ontario


Simpson, William “Bill”
Bill passed away peacefully at his residence on Tuesday January 17, 2023, at the age of 87. Bill was the beloved husband of the late Frances (2018). Loving father of Terry Simpson, Heather Lyon (Geoff), and Amanda Tote (Adrian). Dear Grandpa to Matthew Lyon (Brittany) and Craig Lyon (Ashtynne), Papa to Ainsley Cote, Tara Tote (Daniel), and Selena Tote (Kaven), and Great Papa to Aurora and Layla Cote, and Scarlett and Rowan Lyon. Bill leaves his dear sister Hazel Blackmoore, and his nieces in England. Predeceased by his brother Kenny Simpson from Belfast. Bill’s passing leaves a legacy of love and beautiful memories that will live on in the hearts of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be forever missed by his family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Friends and family will be received at McCormack Funeral Home – Stewart Chapel, 254 George Street (at College Avenue), on Monday January 23 for visitation beginning at 12 noon. A Celebration of Bill’s Life will follow at 1 pm. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Bill’s Guestbook” at If desired, donations to Diabetes Canada or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

Visitation & Services

McCormack Funeral Home

12 - 1 pm

1 pm

Monday January 23


Memorial Service

Monday January 23

McCormack Funeral Home


Lakeview Cemetery


Cheques only please,
will be received at the funeral home


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Family Memories

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Dear Amanda, Adrian and Family, We are so sorry in the passing of your father and grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sending love, Fernando and Maria De Sena
Fernando and Maria De Sena

My sincere condolences to the Simpson family. I worked with Bill at Dupont for many years. I always loved his sense of humour and his stories. After retirement I would frequently encounter Bill, usually at the mall, most recently early January. We would take the time to catch up and I was always impressed by his positive attitude in life. He never complained about anything, but he did tell me how much he missed his Frances. I hope it is comforting to know they are together again. Jim Joncas
Jim Joncas

Amanda, Adrian and family. We are so sorry for your loss. May the cherished memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.
Diana & Fab

Sending your our deepest condolences over the sad new of Bill's passing. He was a wonderful and caring gentleman with a big smile, warm heart and loads of stories to share. A loving and proud husband, father and grandfather who adored his family, especially the wee ones.
Elio, Helen, Julia and Robert

Bill, This means I have the bottle. It will be put to its intended purpose, without the recycle option.
Rhod Shea

"Deepest condolences to all the family on the passing of my Uncle Billy, younger brother of my daddy Ken Simpson from myself and all my family x
Hilary Simpson

Our hearts are broken. We loved your dad and we will remember him just as he is in the picture you chose, always happy, always smiling. He was so welcoming and made us feel like we were part of his family. The world lost a great man. Our deepest condolences to you all. Rick & Maria
Rick & Maria Ferrera

Our condolences to Bill's Family. Worked with him at DuPont. Our thoughts are with the family and friends
Dave Mitchell

Sending my heartfelt condolences to all of Bill's family
Andrew Beaulieu"

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