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Born: Apr 07, 1955

Date of Passing: Dec 17, 2020

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Today, it is with great sadness, we announce the passing of our best friend, husband, father, grampa, brother, uncle and everything in between. Rory Simpson was born on April 7, 1955, in Fort Erie, Ontario and passed on December 17, 2020, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
We would like to thank the nurses and staff on GA-5 ward, step down and SICU at HSC for the care and compassion shown to our beloved Rory during his tremendous fight to recover from the stroke he suffered in October.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Rory's name to Siloam Mission, Harvest Manitoba, Christmas Cheer Board or HSC, all places that meant a lot to Rory and his family.
A service will be held at a later day in Winnipeg as well as in Fort Erie, in celebration of Rory's life.
Family and friends are encouraged to leave condolences and share memories by visiting Rory's memorial page at

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 19, 2020

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • Cheryl, Laura and families, I am so saddened to hear of Rory's passing. I enjoyed many years working with Rory in the EDI group. We shared many laughs and stories and he will be remembered as a good man who loved his family. Keeping you in my thoughts. - Posted by: Leanne Paulicelli (Colleague) on: Jan 20, 2021

  • Cheryl and family, so very sorry to hear of Rory's passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go through these difficult times. Margaret - Posted by: M (Friend) on: Dec 23, 2020

  • Cheryl, we are so very sorry to hear about Rory's passing. Our deepest condolences to you, the girls and their families. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Dan and Deb Edwards - Posted by: Dan Edwards (Neighbour) on: Dec 22, 2020

  • Cheryl, we share in your sadness as you remember Rory. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless - Posted by: Roy & Bev Simpson (Friends ) on: Dec 21, 2020

  • Our condolences to you, Cheryl, your daughters and their families; your extended families, the Rrotarians in the St. Boniface -St Vital Club and all your Friends and Associates who will all be missing and celebrating Rory. Peace and Good Memories to you. - Posted by: Dan & Peggy Sutton (Fellow Rotarian - Winnipeg West & DGE 2020/2021) on: Dec 20, 2020

  • Lifelong friends since grade 2. Although we were miles away from each other, I still considered Rory one of my best friends and stayed in touch all these years. It won’t be the same pulling some crazy shenanigans without you. - Posted by: Gary Billet (Friend) on: Dec 20, 2020

  • Cheryl Amanda and I are so sorry for your loss. There is never a good time to lose someone, but I can’t imagine the extra complications and disappointment with this darn Covid stuff. Prayers and energy coming your way. Love Randall & Amanda - Posted by: Randall Klaprat (Friend ) on: Dec 20, 2020

  • Cheryl, I am sorry to read of Rory’s passing. He will be missed especially at our coffee get togethers. I loved hearing his stories of his youth in Fort Erie and his hockey adventures growing up. Ron Cormier - Posted by: Ron Cormier (Former colleague ) on: Dec 20, 2020

  • I was so sad to hear of Rory's passing I met Rory in Grade 4 when our family moved to Fort Erie We enjoyed great memories playing hockey , baseball and football at our neighborhood school Rose Seaton Although our careers took us in different directions Rory and his family to Winnipeg and mine to Texas We were able to reconnect in recent years and enjoy cruises with Rory and his wife Cheryl Also with some other long time childhood friends and a boys trip to Chicago to watch a NHL outdoor game- what a great time Rory I will miss you my friend rest in peace and thank you for all the incredible memories of making my childhood in Fort Erie so special Tom Cooley - Posted by: Tom Cooley (Friend) on: Dec 19, 2020

  • I'm very sorry to hear of Rory's passing. My deepest sympathies to the family. I worked with Rory for a few years in the eBusiness Support Group.. It was a pleasure to work with him. He was very knowledgeable and could be very humorous at times. R.I.P. Rory. - Posted by: Gary Chabluk (Co-worker) on: Dec 19, 2020

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