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Brian David Simpson

August 17, 1956 ~ October 24, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old

Brian Simpson Obituary

Brian David Simpson


                It is with broken hearts we, the family of Brain Simpson, are devasted to announce his unexpected passing in the early morning hours of October 24, 2023, with his family by his side at the age of 67.

 Born in Sydney Mines on August 17, 1956, he was the son of the late Kenny and Julia (Phalen) Simpson

                Left to mourn the loss of this beautiful human is his soulmate and loving wife of 40 years, Kathy (Mancini); sons Paul, Craig, and David (Leah Bungay); and sisters, Debbie and Alyson (Wayne Johnston). Also mourning are his in-laws, Donna (Sam Wall), David (Barb), Vincent (Roxanne), John (Lorilei), and Steven (Lori).

Brian was incredibly proud of his two grandchildren, Allie and Dax. Allie would entertain her Papa with her singing, dancing, and special manicures. He was so fortunate to meet and snuggle his new grandson. Brian was also survived by numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved to tease and banter with.  

Along with his parents, he was also predeceased by brothers Jimmy and Kenny, brother and sister-in-law Paul (Sally Kerr) Mancini, and his mother and father-in-law, Vince and Kaye (Mitchell) Mancini.

                Brian was employed with Sydney Steel for many years, with Portside Aggregates until his retirement. In his younger days, he loved to play basketball, took great pride in coaching his son's baseball team, and was an avid (though not great, according to Him) bowler. He looked forward to the friendly golf competition with his sons and brothers-in-law, especially the bragging rights after. He was also a die-hard Habs fan (Don’t Judge LOL)

                Curtis, Rae, and his late brother-in-law Paul were a source of great entertainment and friendship that Brian cherished.  His son's friends were always welcomed as one of his own; He loved the comradery and, of course, the beverages. Respect on both sides was paramount; he Loved being “One of the Boys.”

                Brian loved his family so much, and it was evident in his love you’s and tight hugs. He was our center, and our circle is forever broken. He could turn any conversation into a humorous personal story. Many of which we have heard numerous times before. According to Brian, his birthday should be treated like a national holiday, and he would be quick to remind you of that date even if it was months away. He was an amazing guy who was loved and will be missed daily. Brian showed his strength not only in his love for his family but also in his determination to fight the many ailments he was unexpectantly faced with. 

                We would like to thank Dr. Poulos for his many years of compassion and dedication to Brian. Dr. Yeung, Dr. Giorno, Dr. Butler, and Dr. Poushay, the Staff of the ICU, IMCU, and Staff of 3B, 4D, all of whom treated Brian and his family like their own family.

                Many thanks to Manning and the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home staff for their guidance, professionalism, and compassion.

                Cremation has taken place; there will be no visitation. A Funeral Mass to celebrate Brian’s life will be held on Monday, October 30, 2023, at 11 a.m. in Holy Family Parish Hall, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Fabian officiating. With reception to follow. Family flowers only by request. Donations in Brian’s memory may be made to the Renal Dialysis unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

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Funeral Mass
October 30, 2023

11:00 AM
Holy Family Parish Hall
Main St.
Sydney Mines, B1V2K5 NS


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