NameFrances Merle
Birth25 Aug 1922
Death21 Jul 2010, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Spouses
Birth1916, Netherhill, Saskatchewan
Death1 Dec 2007, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Burial6 Dec 2007, Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Saskatoon
FatherJohn SIMPSON (~1888-1952)
MotherSusannah COATES (1889-1947)
Marriage1953
Children(Private)
Notes for John Douglas (Spouse 1)
In the 1921 Canadian Census Section 36 Township 28, Range 21 West of the 3rd meridian, Hillsborough municipality, Kindersley district, Saskatchewan.
Head John Simpson, age 34, born in England, parents born in England, immigrated in 1906, Canadian nationality, farmer, Anglican.
Wife Susie Simpson, age 31, born England, parents born England, immigrated 1913.
Son John Simpson, age 5, born Saskatchewan.
Daughter M. Elizabeth Simpson, age 3, born Saskatchewan.
Son Richard Simpson, age 1, born Saskatchewan.
House help Robert Auckland, single, age 28, immigrated 1920, born England, parents born England, farm labourer.

Raised at the family farm near Netherhill.
Served in the Air Force in WWII.
Started Hub City Drilling Co. with his father, brothers and a partner George Nesbit. This led to the formation of TriCity Drilling Co. which drilled for oil in Alberta and the NWT. After selling the business and retiring was involved with A & S Construction with Ken Auckland (Auckland and Simpson) a company which buried telephone cable.

Enjoyed curling and golfing.
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