August 2, 2015

In Memoriam ~ Marilyn Elizabeth Simpson ~ Wife of BGen (Ret’d) George D. Simpson

MarilynSimpsonThe C&E family mourns the passing of matriarch Marilyn Simpson. Memorial service on Thursday, August 6, at the Pinecrest Reception Centre (2500 Baseline Rd., Ottawa) from 12 – 2 p.m.

SIMPSON, Marilyn Elizabeth

(Retired Registered Nurse and military wife of BGen (retd) George Simpson)

July 9, 1931 – July 30, 2015

With little warning of leukaemia, at the Elisabeth Bruyère Hospital on Thursday, at age 84.  Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  Constant companion, best friend and lover of husband George for over sixty years; together they travelled the world, first as a military family while raising three wonderful children, and later as international emissaries to China and beyond.  Loving mother of daughters Kathryn, Leslie (Michael) and son Geoffrey (Fran).  Proud grandma of Kathleen, Scott, Kelly, Melanie, Patrick, Christopher, Chad, Stephanie, and great-granddaughter Gylan.  A special thank you to the staff at the Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital, floor 5B for their care and compassion to Marilyn and her family.  A memorial gathering will take place on Thursday, August 6, at the Pinecrest Reception Centre (2500 Baseline Rd., Ottawa) from 12 – 2 p.m. with words being said at 1 p.m.  In memory of Marilyn, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Message from C&E Branch Leader and Colonel Commandant

With sincere regret and great sadness that we announce the passing of Marilyn Simpson, the wife of BGen (retd) George Simpson. Marilyn was a stalwart matriarch within our C&E community. She supported our extended military family throughout General George’s command tours in post-war West Germany, Valcartier, Kingston, Chilliwack, and his time as Commander CFCC. Many years before the institution of the military family resource centre, Marilyn Simpson ensured that there was a support network for young military families whose loved ones deployed on international operations. This was particularly important when General George deployed on short notice to the Middle East with his regiment, 1 Canadian Signal Regiment, on a major peacekeeping mission at the end of the Yom Kippur War in October 1973.

Gregory D. Loos                                                   William S. Richard

Major General                                                       Brigadier General (retd)

Branch Leader                                                      Colonel Commandant

0 Comments on “In Memoriam ~ Marilyn Elizabeth Simpson ~ Wife of BGen (Ret’d) George D. Simpson

August 3, 2015 at 9:50 AM


Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your wonderful wife, Marilyn Elizabeth. May you and your family be spared any further sorrows and look forward to the celebration of her outreach to all signallers who came within her scope.
David Hart, Hon Col 45 Signal Regiment

August 4, 2015 at 4:50 PM

BGen (Ret’d) Simpson,

Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your wife, Marilyn Elizabeth.
Tony Fequet, CWO (Ret’d)

August 5, 2015 at 9:05 AM

General George,

My thoughts and prayers go out to you in your time of need. My deepest condolences on the passing of your beautiful and loving wife Marilyn. My heart goes out to you my friend.

David Neasmith
MGen (Ret’d)

Colonel (Retired) R. Bruce Morris
August 10, 2015 at 9:47 AM

General George:
Please accept my sincerest condolences on your loss of Marilyn. Our thoughts and prayers are offered as you mourn. We remember fondly Marilyn’s contributions during my tours with 1st Canadian Signal Regiment.
Colonel (Retired) and Virginia Morris


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