Bill Simpson, 65, of Chatham, formerly of Sarnia, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Chatham-Kent Hospice with his family by his side after a defiant battle with cancer.
Born in Fort William, ON, son of the late Paul & Monta Simpson. Brother of Fred Simpson, Sarnia.
Beloved husband and best friend of Carol (White), and amazing Pops to Lisa (Pinsonneault) and her husband Erik Alm of Essex, and John Pinsonneault and his fiancée Krista Henderson of Chatham.
Bill has four grandchildren that he admires, loves and is so very proud of, Larissa Howlett, Pierce Howlett, Caleb Pinsonneault and Seth Henderson.
Also missing her Daddy is his dog Maggie Mae. She stayed by Bill’s side through his fight and provided so much comfort and unconditional love.
Louise & Greg Pinsonneault (Chatham), Roberta & Mike Confurius (Leduc, AB), and many nieces and nephews will miss Bill.
Family will receive friends at Evangel Community Church, 76 Sandys St., Chatham on Thursday, March 23rd, 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm, Friday, March 24th, 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm and Saturday, March 25th, at 10 am with a funeral service to follow at 11 am.
Donations in memory of Bill can be made to the Chatham-Kent Cougars Football Club or the Chatham-Kent Hospice.
Cremation has taken place and Bill’s wishes are to be placed in his Heaven on earth, Tobermory.
Coach Bill fought and stayed strong every day for the past four years for his family, friends, and the football community. He showed us what Effort, Commitment and Accountability looks like both on and off the field.
“Know that I am not giving up, I am going to keep fighting and playing hard until that last whistle blows.” – Coach Bill
Until we meet again