Peter Simpson

Obituary of Peter Simpson




On December 3, 2018 Peter Ross Simpson passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family after a two-year battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Peter was born in Sudbury 67 years ago and retired from the Region of Durham’s Works Department after more than thirty years of service.  He is predeceased by his parents Harry and Doris.  He is survived by his wife Brenda Wheeler, son Darryl (Lindsay), daughter Erica (Alan) Britton, step-daughters Jennifer Wheeler (Erick Billy), Jill (John) Melino, grandchildren Bennett and Hendrik, Harrison and Layla, Dexter and Owen, and Veronica, sister Cheryl MacDougall (Frank), brother David (Pat), sister in laws Jan (Eddie) Smith and Frances Tate, as well as many loving nieces and nephews.  We have lost a wonderful caring husband, father, grandad, brother, uncle and friend.


Peter was positive to the end and was passionate about his family.  Nothing gave him more pleasure than to spend time with his children and grandchildren and to go camping, canoeing, hiking and travelling with his best friend and true love Brenda.  They enjoyed astronomy and of course listening to the CBC.  A celebration of his life will be held at De Stefano Funeral Home Services, 1289 Keith Ross Drive, Oshawa (south side of Taunton Road, east of Thornton Road by the Oshawa Airport) on Sunday, December 9th between 1:00 and 4:00 pm.    


In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of your choice, Simcoe Hall Settlement House or Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated.