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Ernest Simpson

Born In: Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: January 16th, 2013

New Glasgow - Ernest Ormiston Simpson, 95, of Camp Hill Veteran’s Memorial Building, Halifax, NS, and formerly of New Glasgow, NS, passed away on January 16, 2013. Born in New Glasgow, Ernie was a son of the late Lewis R. and Jemima (Ormiston) Simpson. He enjoyed 35 years of service as a Customs Officer in New Glasgow, retiring in 1981. He was a veteran of World War II, enlisting in 1939 and serving with the Canadian Artillery, reaching the rank of Captain at the time of his discharge in 1945. He was a member of The Albion Lodge No.5, R.N.S., A.F. and A.M. for more than 65 years. Ernie was a longstanding member of Trinity United Church, and continued a lifelong interest in his church following his relocation to Halifax in 2008. He is survived by his son Jim (Judy) Simpson of Hammonds Plains, NS; stepdaughter Judy (Robert) Parks, Cambridge, NS; grandsons: Peter (Lisa), Beaver Bank, NS; and Eric (Sarah), Williamswood, NS; step-grandchildren Ross (Kim Brennan) Parks, Beaver Bank, NS; Jennifer (Henry) Blum; Madison, Wisconsin; and David (Anne Marie) Parks, Cole Harbour, NS; one great-granddaughter, Katherine Simpson; several nieces and nephews, including Brian (Valerie) Bauld and Heather (Doug) Shatford, both of Amherst, who joined the family in New Glasgow as young children. He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Elizabeth “Betty” (Bauld) Simpson and brothers Frank and Harold Simpson. Visitation from 11 am to 12 noon on Monday, January 21 at the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, 55 Almont Avenue, New Glasgow, with service at noon, Rev. Dr. Norman Marple officiating. A reception will follow the service. Donations in Ernie’s memory may be made to a charity of choice. Albion Masonic Lodge will meet at the funeral at 10:30 am Monday to hold their service. Condolences may be sent by visiting: www.rhporter.ca

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