Ian William Joseph Simpson

6th July 1933 - 8th March 2020
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Sacred Heart Catholic Church
449 North Rd

13 March 2020, 7:00PM

14 March 2020, 10:00AM

SIMPSON, Ian William Joseph. 

Peacefully on Sunday, 8th March 2020. Dearly loved husband of Elizabeth (Betty) for 65 years. Loved father and father-in-law of Mike and Lyn, Pat, Ann and Richard Mallon, Catherine and Tim Roxburgh, Mark and Paula, and Margaret. Much loved and adored grandfather and great-grandfather.


A Mass of thanksgiving for Ian’s life will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 449 North Road, Invercargill at 10.00am on Saturday 14th March with a private cremation to follow. Rosary will be held in the Church at 7.00pm on Friday 13th March. No flowers please, but donations to Hospice Southland would be appreciated to whom we are very grateful. Messages to 101 Mary Street, Invercargill 9810


Thinking of you and your family. A true gentleman with a wicked sense of humour. Ian you will be leaving a gap no one will be able to fill.
Joanne Nicolson, Dunedin
We are so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Ian. We had many happy times with Ian & Betty at the dog shows with Ian always telling us a joke or two. Our love goes out to Betty & her family at this very sad time. Peter & Denise ❤
Peter & Denise Day., Christchurch
Deepest sympathy from Peggy and Ron Scott.
Love to Betty.
Peggy and Ron Scott, Invercargill
Thinking of you all at this sad time. Have great memories of Uncle Ian's humour and jokes. Sadly not able to make it on Saturday but I am sure there will be a few stories told. Chris and David Fechney
Chris, Canterbury
Sorry we will not be with you as you say your goodbyes to Ian. Our deepest sympathies to Betty and all the family. One of the dog show world's great raconteurs now telling his stories to another audience.
Helene du Mez Robertson, Ashburton
Dear Betty, Mike ,Pat, Ann, Catherine and family's,
So very sorry to hear Ian has passed away. I have wonderful memories of growing up with you all at Rolleston . I well remember Ian's cheeky
laugh , and I know he was such a dear friend of Mum and Dads. Thinking of you all.
Warm regards
Winnie McKay ( nee Pearce )
Winsome McKay, West Melton
Our hearts go out to all the family at this sad time. I will be forever grateful to Ian for all the guidance he gave me in my early dog showing days. He was always willing to share his knowledge and experience with a story or two thrown in. Special hugs to Betty and Mark.
Carol & Graeme Tait, Geraldine
Thinking of you all today A true gentleman with so much knowledge I'll never forget the wee chats we had love to you all x
Kirsti cocklin, Invercargill
On behalf of the Rodenburg family, I wish to offer sincere condolences Betty and family on the loss of your precious Ian. He will be fondly remembered for his zest for living.
All our love,
The Rodenburg Family, Invercargill