Hugh Alexander Simpson of White Rock, B.C. passed away peacefully September 27, 2002 at the Peace Arch Hospital.
Alex was born in Montreal in 1920, the second oldest of seven children. He was a veteran of WW II and served with No. 164 Squadron of the RAF which was the beginning of his lifelong passion for flying.
In 1949, Alex met Agnes and married her the next year. They lived in Montreal until 1975, then moved to the West Coast where Alex developed a love for sailing. Alex’s mechanical skills led him into a successful career in metal fabrication. He held plant manager positions in Montreal and Vancouver before retiring from business in 1985. He soon took up a Real Estate career in White Rock with Realty World and acquired many friends with his genuine approach.
Alex loved to tinker and could fix virtually anything electrical or mechanical.
He will be dearly missed by his loving wife Agnes, daughter Christina (Brock); son Michael (Diane); grandchildren Kimberly and Nicholas, sisters Kate and Peggy (Jerry); brothers Alan (Helen) and Hugh (Terry).
The family would like to thank the staff of the 6th floor of the Peace Arch Hospital for their dedication and kindness during Alex’s stay there. They would also like to thank the Department of Veteran Affairs and their staff for their continuing assistance and advice.
A memorial service was held on October 1, 2002. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Alzheimer Society.