Alexander Simpson (and Ellie)
1914 - 2006
Alexander Simpson was born in Scotland and had five brothers and sisters. His father was a plumber in Edinburgh and his mother was American.
Alexander was a Warrant Officer in the RAF and lived in South Africa for a long time. He immigrated to New Zealand, working as an electrician at the Arapuni hydro-electric power station. Alexander had an orchard on his property at Arapuni, and was always keen to share his produce with other people. He enjoyed doing maintenance jobs for others as well.
Alexander was widowed, and his only son died at age 54.
Ellie Thornton (a very special friend) set up the Alexander Simpson fund through the Acorn Foundation, as an appropriate way of honoring Alexander, forever.