The family of Simpson Van Der Linden, 34, is waiting until a future date to hold a memorial service after his body was discovered last week.

Van Der Linden made headlines in May when he mysteriously went missing after returning to Canada from travels in South America.  His disappearance sparked a public search effort that lasted for weeks.  Searchers discovered his body last week.  Officials have classified his death as “non-suspicious.” 

“We view his death as accidental,” his mother said in a CBC interview.

According to to his family, Van Der Linden was a “loving big brother and a yoga fanatic known for witty banter.”

Simpson was a certified yoga instructor, certified scuba-dive instructor, and traveled the world.

His full obituary can be found a