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Verna Simpson passes

November 22, 2020

Owen Sound, ON - - Verna Simpson passes

Sad news from Owen Sound via her grandson Jamie Simpson.

Hope you are all well!  I am unsure how many of the “ISC veterans” that were around when my grandfather and grandmother were travelling supporting the ISC.  Many would know that my grandmother was there in every endeavour trying to promote the ISC, especially in Ontario.

From son Bill Simpson:

On Thursday night, my amazing mother passed away at 96.  Having 20 children 59 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren and fastball was her life. Just hoping you could pass it on to any existing ISC members than would have known my grandfather and her.


Obituary of Verna Simpson

Peacefully at her home surrounded by the love of her family, on Thursday, November 19th, 2020. Verna Mary Simpson (nee Graff) of Balmy Beach, at the age of 95 years.

Dearly loved wife of the late Lloyd Simpson and the late Jerome Kunkel. Loving mother of Gail McKibbon (Ron), Bill Simpson (Sandy) both of Owen Sound, Kathleen Simpson (deceased 2020), Lynn Leighton (Bob) of Elmira, Donna Whiteman (2015) (Wayne) (both deceased), Carol Rankin (Ray) of Wellesley, Barbara Maluske (Doug), Carey Simpson (Anne), Betty Simpson all of Owen Sound, Kirby Simpson of West Bank, B.C. Michael Simpson (Debbie) of Brampton, Jerry Simpson (deceased 2018) (Debbie), Susan Mosher (Hank) of Bonfield, Debbie Aiken (Murray) of Allenford, Jacqui Perry (Jim deceased) of West Bank, B.C. Lori Morton (Dale) of Hepworth, Peter Simpson (Belinda) of Owen Sound, Rob Simpson of Park Head, Sandra Shipley (Joe) of Wiarton and Jim Simpson (Elizabeth) of Windsor. Cherished grandmother of 59 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Verna will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. Predeceased by her parents, John and Ada Graff; her siblings, Helen Shupe (Ken), Raymond Graff (Zora), Irene Bester (Andy) and Beatrice Wells (George).

A Private Mass of Christian Burial for Verna Simpson will be held at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 554 15th Street East, Owen Sound, on Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 with Father Wojciech Kuzma officiating. Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Owen Sound. Friends are welcome to view the service at 11:00 via livestream by selecting the ‘LIVE STREAMING’ menu option at the top right corner of the funeral home website (   Due to COVID19 restrictions, all attendees must wear a mask and follow social distancing procedures.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Chapman House Hospice would be appreciated and may be made through the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 14th Street West., Owen Sound, (519-376-7492).  Online condolences and donations can be sent to the family by visiting Verna’s memorial at


Private Family Mass of Christian Burial
11:00 am
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church
554 15th Street East
Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
(519) 376-0778
Friends and family are welcome to view the service at 11:00 via livestream by selecting the ‘LIVE STREAMING’ menu option at the top right corner of the funeral home website (


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