In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar

 

John Frederick (Jack) Simpson

 

Ordinary Seaman Submarine Detector, V91424, RCNVR

 

Born: 31 Oct 1927

 

Died: 20 Feb 1995, London, Ontario

 

SIMPSON, John Frederick (Jack) - 67 years, at The University Hospital, London. Beloved husband of Thelma. Beloved father of David and Diana, Ingersoll, Jeff and Norma, Windsor, Alan, Vancouver, Jackie and Sean Moriarty, Windsor and Elaine and David, Toronto. Dear grandfather of Jennifer, Melissa, Rebecca, Jeffrey John, Stephanie and Seannaugh Simpson, all of Windsor, Laura, David and Dawn Simpson, all of London and Conor, Patrick and Liam Moriarty, all of Windsor and great-grandfather of Jillian. Dear son-in-law of Hilda Shepherd, London. Jack was a member of Branch # 12, Royal Canadian Legion and a member of the Iron Workers Local 700 and retired from the Office of the Worker Advisor. Friends may call at the Anderson Funeral Home, 895 Ouellette Ave. from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. The Funeral Service will be held Thursday, February 23 at 9:15 a.m. to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in LaSalle for Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. followed by cremation. Memorial donations may be made to the V.O.N. or Home Care. A Royal Canadian Legion Service under the Auspices of Branch #12 will be held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

 

John Simpson joined the RCNVR at HMCS Hunter on 07 Aug 1944, Windsor, Ontario, at the age of 17. After training he was assigned to HMCS DUNDAS. After the war John returned to Windsor, Ontario, where he spent most of his life until his passing.

 

Ships served in:

HMCS DUNDAS

 

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(JS01) Portrait of John Simpson

(JS02) Ordinary Seaman John Simpson Photo taken on joining at HMCS Hunter, 07 Aug 1944

 

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(JS03-JS04) Artwork on the sea bag of John Frederick Simpson

(JS05-JS07) Three pages from the Seamanship Pocket Manual of John Frederick Simpson

 

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(JS08) HMCS DUNDAS K229

(JS09) HMCS DUNDAS K229 training cruise in the Caribbean, circa 1945

(JS10) Unidentified sailors on HMCS DUNDAS K229 during training cruise in the Caribbean, circa 1945

(JS11) HMCS DUNDAS K229 in ice

(JS12) HMCS DUNDAS, 25 Jul 1941

 

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(JS13) Unidentified sailor at tot time - From the personal collection of John Frederick Simpson O/S 091424

(JS14) Unidentified sailors manning the MK VIII single pom-pom gun HMCS DUNDAS K229 during the training cruise in the Caribbean, circa 1945

(JS15) Unidentified sailors on HMCS DUNDAS K229 during training cruise in the Caribbean, circa 1945

(JS16) Unidentified sailor on the fo'c's'le of HMCS DUNDAS K229 during  the training cruise in the Caribbean, circa 1945

(JS17) Unidentified ship in the gun sights of HMCS DUNDAS during the training cruise in the Caribbean, circa 1945

 

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(JS18) HMCS DUNDAS K229 training cruise in the Caribbean, circa 1945 - John Frederick Simpson, (2nd row, 1st on right)

(JS19-JS20) John Frederick Simpson on the gun of HMCS DUNDAS

 

From the personal collection of John Frederick Simpson O/S V91424

Courtesy of Jeff Simpson

(Photo restoration 2013 Jeff Simpson - All rights reserved)

 


 

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