Obiutary - Randolph James Simpson
A happy and carefree afternoon at the beach, for many residents of the area was brought to an abrupt close late Sunday afternoon, June 17, when Randolph James Simpson of this place was drowned in the Magagadavic River si
de of Canal Point Bridge.
In company with two friends Randy had gone to the beach for the afternoon, later went to the riverside of the point, where they discovered a raft, from which they were diving and swimming, a sudden heavy squall of wind upset the raft throwing the boys into the water, two of the boys were able to reach the shore, and seeing Randy in difficulty went back to help him to safety. Although a strong swimmer Randy was unable to help himself and is believed he may have been struck by the raft when thrown into the water.
Grappling operations were carried out by the RCMP and Town Marshal, assisted by men of the community. The body was recovered forty hours after the accident by scuba divers Thomas Glennie, James McGee, Blacks Harbour, Holmes Anderson, Theodore Bradford of Pennfield and Derwin Hawkins of Beaver Harbour. Dr. R.D. Smith, St. George was called and said an inquest would not be necessary.
Randy who was 13 years of age, was the youngest son of Clifford J. and Grace M. (Maxwell) Simpson; also surviving are two brothers, Leigh and Everett of St. George; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Mahar (Shirley) of Utopia; Mrs. George F. Ross (Myrna) of Fredericton and Miss Frances J. Simpson of Saint John. As well as two grandmothers, Mrs. Alexander Maxwell of St. George and Mrs. William Simpson of Waweig, a number of uncles, aunts and cousins.
A general favorite among his classmates and friends Randy was a student of Grade 8E; he was a member of the Midget track team of the school; of the St. george boy Scout Troop; member of the little league Baseball Team of the local hockey team and of the Sunday School of the United Baptist Church.


Obituary - Randolph Simpson
Funeral service for Randolph James Simpson was held last Tuesday afternoon from the St. George Funeral Home to the United Baptist Church where service was conducted by the pastor, Rev. Clyde A. Hicks.
The church was filled to capacity with relatives and friends of the young boy, including classmates and teachers.
Pallbearers were Ronald A. Christie, Beverly D. Spofford, Arnold W. Tucker, Paul V. Mullin, St. George; George A. Dorey, Blacks Harbour and Lester McKay of Pennfield.
Interment was made in the St. George Rural Cemetery.
Randy, whose death occurred by drowning in the Magaguadavic River side of the Canal Point of Lake Utopia, was born at Chipman Memorial Hospital, St. Stephen July 7, 1948 and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford J. Simpson of this place.
Surviving are his parents, two brothers, Leigh and Everett of St. George; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Mahar (Shirley) of Utopia; Mrs. George F. Ross (Myrna) of Fredericton and Mrs. David T. Shannon (Frances) of Saint John; two grandmothers, Mrs. William Simpson of Waweig and Mrs. Alexander Maxwell, St. George.
The many floral tributes received included those from, Teachers and Pupils of Grade 8E of eastern Charlotte Regional School; Grade Five of St. George elementary School; Boy Scout troop and Cub Pack of St. George Branch No. 40 Royal Canadian Legion; staff of Leland's Garage; Vance's Garage; management and staff of the Bank of Nova Scotia; Briggs Motors of St. Stephen; staff of the Fundy Hospital; Gideon Memorial Bibles, Cancer Society; St. George Recreational Council memorial and spiritual offerings were given in Randy's memory.