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Murdered Clearwater man remembered as loving father always willing to lend a hand

David Simpson and his son.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Pamela Scott

David Simpson earned the nickname Lucky because he'd had many close calls in his life, and managed to make it out in one piece.

"He’s been outdoors so much and he always seemed to be getting hurt, he was always lucky to be alive," Pamela Scott, a friend of Simpson, said.

She is still in shock, after hearing he was found dead Sept. 6, 2020.

Scott, like many who knew Simpson, remembers him as the kind of person who would drop anything to help anyone. 

David "Lucky" Simpson, of Clearwater B.C.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Pamela Scott

"He was a great mechanic, there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t try and fix," she said. "He made friends with everyone, he was a big teddy bear."

Simpson leaves behind three children under the age of ten. 

"He was happiest outdoors with his kids," Scott recalls. "His kids were everything to him."

He was known for being a hard worker, skilled in several different trades.

"For work, Lucky would take anything on, from logging to mechanics, carpentry," friend Tracy Stelfox said. "He was always there to lend a helping hand. He would take on any job that supported his family. "

On Sept. 6, Clearwater RCMP responded to a 911 call to a remote area of the Adams Forest Service Road and found Simpson's body.

David Simpson, Ashleigh Tschritter and their three children.
David Simpson, Ashleigh Tschritter and their three children.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Pamela Scott

Ashleigh Tschritter, Simpson's partner of several years and mother to his three children, was arrested at the scene. Tschritter has been charged with second degree murder in relation to Simpson's death.

Although the future of the case is uncertain, Scott hopes justice will be served for her friend and the loved ones he leaves behind.

"With his outgoing personality, (he) was easy to befriend," she said.

"Everyone will remember him forever."

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