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John Wayne Simpson


John Wayne Simpson

Due to current pandemic restrictions, the service will be a private service (by invitation).

Thank you for your understanding and support.

A webcast of the service will be available the evening of December 27, 2021


With heavy hearts we say farewell to our hero, John Wayne Simpson – 68, of Centreville, Kings County, NS. On the evening of October 29, 2021, after a long fight, he passed away peacefully with his wife by his side at the Valley Hospice, Kentville. Born in Berwick, he was a son of the late Wallace and Hazel (Lacey) Simpson.

He is survived by the love of his life, Joy (Sheffield), of 49 years; daughters, Michelle (Bob) Davies, Ottawa; Shannon Simpson, Calgary; Crystal (Brian) Saunders, Kentville; grandchildren, Brayden, Kaitlin, Kayleigh and Owain; sisters, Linda (Bob) Brown, Billtown; Helen (Gary) Brown and Joyce (Mike) Brewster, all of Centreville; brothers, Leslie, Calgary; Bill (Kay), Kentville and Curtis (Elizabeth), Billtown; many nieces, nephews, wonderful friends and his dearly loved mother-in-law, Minnie Sheffield.  He was predeceased by two sisters-in-law, Jeanette (Silver) Simpson and Nina (Patterson) Simpson.

Working as a trucker for most of his life, he returned home to his family every night. If not working, he was found tinkering with his tractor and cars, working in the yard and cutting wood. He loved being outside, most often with no shirt on, no matter what the temperature. Beads of sweat on his forehead were removed with a handkerchief and a shot of black as he would call his Pepsi. 

Known to those who loved him as Yippy, Johnny Boy, Dad, Gramps, Pappy, and friend. He always had a soft spot for his animals. He loved, and dearly missed, his pets, Sylvester, Max and Coraline. As well as his grand pets, Cali, Rocky and Caramel who had gone before him. They are getting lots of treats from Pappy now.

So many memories, our hearts are flooded with the love he shared with us all. Our family could never have been more grateful to have such a hero in our lives. Words will never express how greatly you will be missed. You are at peace now and dancing to Charlie Pride with Grammie. Give her a kiss from us.

We love you!

There will be no visitation. The private funeral service will be held on December 27, 2021 in Kingsway Pentecostal Assembly, Kentville, Reverend Terry Penney and Reverend Bob Davies officiating. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the Palliative care team, VON, doctors, nurses and staff of the Valley Regional Hospital and Valley Hospice for their care, kindness and compassion. Donations in memory may be made to the Valley Hospice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. Online condolences and inquiries may be directed to

In accordance with the Nova Scotia Proof of Full Vaccination Policy, proof of full vaccination will be required to attend public visitations, services and receptions held in or by the White Family Funeral Home.
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Kingsway Pentecostal Assembly, Kentville

There will be no visitation, by request

Requested Charity
Valley Hospice Foundation