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Douglas Reagh Simpson

After a difficult few years of declining health, Reagh passed peacefully away on the evening of Friday, February 13, 2015. He was 81 years old.
He leaves behind his beloved wife, Lorraine; two sons, Todd and Dean; grandchildren, Adam, Cameron and MacKenzie; his sister, Anita (John Hagen); and brother, Donald (Elva); as well as a niece and nephews.
Born and educated in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Reagh lived and worked for a time in the eastern Arctic working on the DEW Line. Following that he lived and worked in the Montreal area for many years before retiring in Iroquois, ON. His life is characterized by four great loves - his love of flying and every aspect of aeronautical affairs, his abiding connection with special places, Cape Breton, the summer cottage in P.E.I., small airports where he and his friends were involved in grass roots flying and above all his love, loyalty and generosity for his family and friends guided every action. He was a leading expert in corporate aeronautics, flying and maintaining his own airplanes and customizing corporate aircraft from assembly line to customer delivery. Reagh enjoyed the respect, confidence and affection of colleagues from every walk of life. All of us will miss his open ways, his story-telling, his warm hospitality and his sense of humour.
A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home, Iroquois, ON. If you wish, a donation to the charity of your choice may be made in his memory. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.


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