John Simpson

Born: Tue., Oct. 5, 1948
Died: Thu., Mar. 7, 2019


6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Sun., Mar. 10, 2019
Location: J.M. Jobes Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Mon., Mar. 11, 2019
Location: Holy Family Church

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John David Simpson
Sydney Mines

With broken hearts we announce the passing of John Simpson, age 70, on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at the Northside General Hospital, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Sydney Mines on October 5, 1948, John was the son of the late Thomas and Cecilia (Barrie) Simpson.
John worked for Russell Ashe Trucking and CN Marine. He was a member of the Sydney Mines Fire Dept., with the rank of Engine Captain, a member of the Cape Breton Firefighters Fraternal Association, and an honourary member of the Sydney Mines Fire Dept. (retired)
John was also instrumental in re-starting the Sydney Mines Minor Baseball League, from umpiring and coaching, to President, and winning Association of the year in NS.
John loved the simple things in life, spending time with his grandchildren, and his special friend, D.O.G.
He is survived by his loving wife Wendy (Nugent), and his children; Elizabeth (Steven), Tommy (Marion), and Jo-Anne (Nick). Also left to mourn are his grandchildren; Justin, Kendra, Olivia, and Micayla, his brother Joe (Helen), sister-in-law Alma Ashe, brother-in-law Michael Nugent, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation for John Simpson will take place on Sunday, March 10, 2019, from 6-9 p.m. in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A celebration of his life will be held Monday, at 11:00 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. James Oliver officiating. A reception will be held at the John J. Nugent Fireman’s Center, after the service. Donations in John’s memory may be made to Palliative Care or the Haley St. Center. Words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at

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Ann & Ray Holec
   Posted Fri March 08, 2019
So sorry to hear of John"s passing, condolences and prayers to all of the family.

Debbie and dave maddock
   Posted Sun March 10, 2019
We are sorry to hear of John.s passing . He was so kind to my dad and mom , Phonse and Betty and a very nice person . Debbie maddock

Joey MacIntyre
   Posted Sun March 10, 2019
So sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing. I have so many fond memories of him over the years. My condolences to the Simpson family.

Gordon Selfridge
   Posted Tue March 12, 2019
Wendy, Irene and I were truly saddened to learn you had lost John. It seems as though you guys had one health problem after another. I can recall all the way back to the late sixties when we were just kids. Where did the time go? when did we get old and have to deal with a loss such as your own? Wendy, Irene and I are sorry for your loss. If you ever need help with something you need only ask.
Gordon and Irene Selfridge

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