Obituary of Douglas James Simpson
Douglas James Simpson, 68, of Pembroke, Ontario, passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 28th, 2022, in Kitchener, Ontario.
Doug was born in Pembroke to Alan and Sally Simpson on July 3, 1953. He graduated from Fellowes High School in 1971. He went on to earn a degree in English from Carleton University in 1975. He worked as a passionate teacher in section 23 for the Waterloo Region District School Board for over 25 years. Doug was an avid storyteller with interests in sailing, motorcycling, the outdoors, cycling, bagpipes, and more. Doug lived many memories in Algonquin Park both as a park ranger and canoeist.
Doug is survived by his children Kelsey Simpson; Alana Horst (Jeff), and Caitlin Deckert (Steve); siblings Jennifer (Ken), Mark (Cindy), James (Karen), Thomas, and Matthew; nieces and nephews Briana, Scott, Jansen, Jaime, Stefanie, and Kate. Loving Pampy to Amelia, Callie and expected Baby Horst. He is predeceased by his mother, Sally; father, Alan and niece, Sadie.
To attend the visitation for Douglas, personal face coverings are required. Memorial Visitation will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held in Pembroke at Murphy Funeral Home & Chapel, on Saturday March 5, 2022. Please visit www.murphyfuneralhome.ca for service details.
Condolences for the family and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Friends of Algonquin Park may be arranged by contacting the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.