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In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar

 

Allan Simper

 

Chief Petty Officer, RCN / C.A.F.

 

Died: 29 Aug 1987, Halifax, Nova Scotia

 

SIMPER, Allan - age 40, 9 Orquel Ct., Dartmouth, died Saturday in Archie McCallum Hospital, CFB Halifax. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, he was a son of Owen and Jean (Richards) Simper, Dartmouth. He was an active member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Dartmouth. He served as a member of the parish council, RCIA team. He was an eucharistic minister and a religion education teacher and was instrumental in the planning and development of the new parish community. He served 25 years as a member of the Canadian Forces, serving on HMCS Qu'Appelle, Bonaventure, Annapolis, Nipigon, Huron and Athabaskan. He was attached to CFB Esquimalt, CFFS Halifax, Fleet Diving Unit Atlantic and National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa. He is survived by his wife, the former Sandra Simms; a daughter, Tanya Leigh, at home; a brother, Ian, Ottawa. The body is in A.L. Mattatall's Funeral Home, Dartmouth, where visiting is 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in CFB Halifax chapel, Rev. Martin Currie and Deacon Michael Belgrave officiating. Burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Terry Fox research fund. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald, Tuesday 01 Sep 1987 / Researched by George Newbury)

 

Ships served in:

HMCS QU'APPELLE

HMCS BONAVENTURE

HMCS ANNAPOLIS

HMCS NIPIGON

HMCS HURON

HMCS ATHABASKAN

 

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