July 3rd 1952 – December 16th 2010

Jim was tragically taken from us in a car accident December 16th 2010.

Jim was born in Calgary, moved to Kelowna in 1965 with the family. He graduated in Rutland and did Grade 13 in Kelowna and second year university in Calgary. By age 19 he had acquired his pilot’s license, diver’s ticket and Class one driver’s license. He was an accomplished musician, having played in the Calgary Symphony and also played in the Kelowna City Band. He loved water and snow skiing and belonged to the Mount Royal College Ski Team.

It came as no surprise when Jim and his father received the Medal Of Bravery for the rescue of a family of three children and tree adults in Okanagan Lake across from Peachland August 25th 1981. Survived by his mother Juliette (Julie) Mearns (Peachland), sister Carol Haughton (Kamloops), niece Kerry Ivans (Vancouver), nephews Randy Ivans and son Jackson (Kelowna), Jason and James Haughton (Kamloops), Josh (Aaron) Haughton (Edmonton) and numerous aunts uncles and cousins and his life long girlfriend Luba Popoff (Kelowna).

Jim was predeceased by his father Richard (Dick) Simpson and his nephew Jeff Ivans both in 2009.

He will greatly be missed and forever loved and remembered by all who knew him.

A memorial for the family will be held at a later date.

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