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Passed away at Soldiers' Memorial Hospital , Orillia on Saturday January 8, 2022 at the age of 89. John, beloved partner of Gail Gerrie for over 45 years. Loving father of John, Gary, Steve, Russell (Rachel Chan) and John Simpell. Dear brother of Bill (predeceased) (Jacqueline) and Anne Simpell (predeceased). Memorial visitation will be held at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N., Orillia on Wednesday January 19, 2022 from 11 am until time of Memorial Service at 1 pm. Due to COVID-19 restrictions registration is required for those wishing to attend the service in person, please register at or by calling 705-325-2231. For those unable to attend please join the service via live stream at If desired, memorial donations to the CNIB Cross Country Ski Program would be appreciated.