In memory of
Charles Simpson
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In memory of
Charles Simpson
Charles Simpson Dec. 16, 1929 - Oct. 14, 2016 A seventh generation Canadian with his family originally from PEI, Charles Stuart Simpson (Chuck) was born in Portland, Oregon and raised in Langley BC where his father practiced dentistry. After attending high school and UBC in Vancouver, Chuck moved to Calgary in 1953 where he married the love of his life, Jean. He began his long career in the oil business as an oil scout and soon moved into land management with a small oil company that grew into Norcen Energy. In 1965 he moved to Forest Oil Corp and in 1973 was transferred to Singapore as Vice President of SE Asia. After two exciting years he started his own petroleum land consultant company. Chuck has served as Secretary of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen and as President of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen where he received two CAPL awards. As a proud Rotarian for 40 years and a Paul Harris Fellow, in 1989 he was instrumental in the development of one of the world's most effective and successful drug centres for addicted children, the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre (AARC). This was his proudest accomplishment. He was also instrumental in forming the Friends of Science Society and was devoted to their education programs on climate change. All his summers were spent at his beloved Lee Creek, Shuswap Lake and for more than 60 years his passion was downhill skiing. Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Jean (Murdoch), his sons Jay and Michael, his daughter Ann Clark and his eight grandchildren Petra Simpson, Charles, Richard, James, Sarah and Paisley Clark, and Gillian and Reid Simpson. In keeping with Chuck's wishes there will be no funeral service. Memorial donations may be made to the Calgary Rotary Club Foundation - 305, 105 - 12th Ave., S.E. Calgary, Ab. T2G 1A1 or AARC - 303 Forge Road S.E. Calgary, AB T2H OS9
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