Let us pray:
O God of grace and glory, we remember before You our brother Jack Simpson.
We thank You for giving him to us to know and to love as a companion on our earthly pilgrimage.
In Your boundless compassion, console us who mourn. Give us faith to see in death the gate of eternal life, so that in quiet confidence we may continue our course on earth, until, by Your call, we are reunited with those who have gone before; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
“Put your trust in God; for I will yet give thanks to the One who is the help of my countenance, and my God.” Psalm 43:6
John “Jack” B. Simpson
August 4th, 1926 – September 6th, 2016
In confidence of a reasonable and holy hope of life eternal through our Lord Jesus Christ, I share with you in sorrow, word of the death of our brother Jack Simpson at 2:15pm today in Santee, California.
Jack was baptized at St. Edmund’s Church in 1949, and married his lovely bride Margaret “Peggy” Simpson at St. Edmund’s that same year. Jack and Peggy were ever after deeply involved in the web of parish life. Jack served on Vestry, on the Call Committee selecting the 7th Rector of St. Edmund’s, and as Head Usher during a fair measure of that Rector’s tenure.
Peggy and Jack moved to Santee near San Diego to be close to family as Jack’s Alzheimer’s disease progressed.
Jack received Holy Unction and Last Rites from the Rector this morning and was surrounded by loved ones as he died. Peggy sends her love to all at St. Edmund’s.
Jack is survived by his loving wife Peggy, their children Charles, John and Matthew and their spouses and grandchildren, all of whom provided stout support for Peggy and Jack in recent years. The Rector will officiate a graveside service in San Diego later this month.
Condolence may be sent to:
Peggy Simpson (Mrs. John Simpson)
800 Lantern Crest Way
Santee, California 92071
“Almighty God, we entrust all who are dear to us to Your never-failing care and love, for this life and the life to come, knowing that You are doing for them better things than we can desire or pray for; through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Amen.