SIMPSON, Dillon Shay Alexander

March 8, 1997 – March 1, 2021

It is with great sadness the family announces the sudden passing of Dillon Simpson on March 1, 2021 at the age of 23 years.

He will be lovingly remembered by his parents Ron and Karen; sister Erin, nephew Ryder, special friend Selah and her daughter Ahkira, as well as many relatives and friends.

Dillon had a wild spirit. Vibrant, full of life and endlessly full of love. Dillon literally gave the shirt off his back, time and time again. His heart was so big, it made him vulnerable and yet the most amazing person to encounter. When he shared it with you, then you could witness his spirit come to life, and he was always sharing. He came to life in nature. He could run and explore forests, mountains, streams, and creeks forever, which his spirit is free to do, now. He loved animals and fire. Nature calmed him and allowed him to simply, be. Dillon will be honored daily, through trying to embody these beautiful elements of his spirit within our family. He will be missed dearly and the memories with him cherished and nourished as we try to navigate this world without his smile. He inspired me, his sister, to support others who struggle to thrive in this world, and he continues to do so. Dillon brought lightness and humor to the darkest of times, giving love, strength, and resilience in a seemingly endless capacity. Since the day he entered our family, we all felt lucky to be bringing him home, because we were. Without his light, our family feels lost and within darkness during this time; but yet, we feel lucky to have our boy guiding us with strength, resiliency, humor and unconditional love; at peace and at home, in nature and in spirit.

In his honor, a tree, along with his ashes will be planted in the mountains, where his spirit can be free near Little Elbow River, Kananaskis Country, Alberta.

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to: Fresh Start Recovery Centre ( in Dillon’s name, where a plaque will also be displayed in his honor.

Serenity Funeral Service
North Central Chapel

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My brother will always live on in my heart. Ron and Karen, I’m sorry I couldn’t have done more to keep him safe.

Sharon L Fleming

Dear Simpson family,
Our hearts grieve with you for the loss of Dylan.
Remembering him for his mischievous smile and warm and loving personality. Sarah and Aaron are deeply saddened. Please know that he is in a better place without so many challenges and struggles. God needed him back for his own purpose. May he Rest in Peace until we meet again someday. We cannot imagine your pain but know that our prayers and much love to you all now and in the days to come. Hugs and God Bless. Xo

Jim and Gloria Munro

Ron and Karen,

Sending love and prayers our hearts go out to you at this time.

Jim and Gloria

Jim and Gloria Munro

Ron and Karen our prayers and love go out to you at this time. We are truly sorry for your loss.

Lili Gillis

Offering my sincere condolences to the Simpson family, Selah and Ahkira.

I will fondly remember Dillon as the “little brother” to many of the boys on Lorraine Crescent. Anytime we had a family event at the Fraser’s, Dillon would chase the older boys around and wanted to do anything they did. I am sure he was pummeled over in a few of the road hockey games but he never gave up and stood strong against anyone – even if they were double his size. He was fearless and tenacious.

The last time I saw Dillon was Xmas 2018. He had grown up to be a very handsome and tall !!! young man.. He had 2 new women in his life and you could see how much he adored them. He was working and trying to get his life in order. It is a happy memory and one I will cherish.

To say Dillon struggled would be understated. He had a caring nature and his willingness to help others was often manipulated. No matter what, he had a family who stood by his side and I admire their courage and unwavering love for doing so.

May happy memories, the love of family and friends carry you through this difficult time Karen. I can’t being to express how sorry I am for your loss. If only love could solve the problems of the world.

Lili Gillis and family

Tim Butler

Ron and family,
Words are not good enough at this time, remember the love and happiness that he brought your way. I’m truly sorry for loss

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