“An inspiration to all”
February 17, 1962 – December 26, 2018
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of our beloved and cherished brother, Ivan at the Bonnechere Manor, Renfrew on Wednesday morning. He was 56 years old. Son of the late Ivan and Lucie Simpson Loving brother of Robert (late Brenda), Bernice Strong (Rob) both of Arnprior; Susie Simpson (Larry Charbonneau) of Ottawa; Sylvia Sweet (Gary) of St. Thomas; Richard of Ottawa and Ronnie of Arnprior. Special uncle and great-uncle of many nieces and nephews. He will be fondly remembered by his best friends Marnie Martin and Joe Brennan as well as the entire staff at RONA, Arnprior where Ivan worked for 24 years. He will be greatly missed by all the people at Community Living which he was a part of for many years. Ivan was very well cared for and much loved by the staff of the Bonnechere Manor for the past 10 years. Many will mourn his passing at his “Home”. A good, kind and gentle man has left this world but will remain in our hearts forever. Friends called at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior for visitation on Sunday afternoon, December 30th from 2 to 5. A brief tribute to honour Ivan took place at 4:45 p.m. Spring interment will take place at the Malloch Road Cemetery in Arnprior. In memory of Ivan, please consider a donation to Community Living Renfrew County South or the Bonnechere Manor Foundation.