Wilson, Alexander James

'Alex'

Alex Wilson of Kolapore, passed away peacefully, after a short illness, on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at the age of 89.

He was born in Clarksburg on January 29th, 1932, and raised in Kolapore, and was the son of the late Wilfred and Alma (nee Tracey) Wilson. He was the second youngest of 12 siblings.

Alex was predeceased by his wife of 50 years – Hilda (nee Blakey) in 2009 and their daughter Teresa Rimmer in 2005.

He was the proud father of Janis (Bruce) Foster of Kolapore, Della (Emerson) Keill of Elliot Lake, Donald Wilson of Kolapore, Darryl (Donna) Wilson of Collingwood, Dianne (Shane) Jolley of Owen Sound, and Eric (Amanda) Wilson of Berkeley.

He was the dearly loved Grampa of Bev, Kim, Jessie, Cayla (Cameron), Heather, Laura (Aaron), Peter, Lisa, Sarah and Wyatt, and Great Grampa to Jenson, Adelaide, and Henry.

Alex is remembered and loved by his sisters Bernice Ford of Stayner, Doris Bowins of Collingwood, Marjorie Denbok of Collingwood, and sisters in law Gloria (Frank) Wilson of Markham and Anita (Alvin) Wilson of Kolapore. He was predeceased by 3 brothers and 5 sisters, and will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families.

As a farmer, Alex lived and worked his entire life in the Kolapore Uplands and cared a great deal about this community and its residents. He was an active member of the Kolapore Nazarene Church.  Alex was interested in the Niagara Escarpment and advocated for responsible use of farmland and forestry. It was Alex’s wish to live out his life on the farm and as he did it is comforting to know that he expressed contentment and peace in his last days.

Alex’s family will receive friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, for a public visitation on Sunday, September 19, 2021 from 2 until 5 p.m. A service of interment will be conducted at Maxwell Cemetery on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 11 o’clock.

Alex was an avid supporter of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Canada. He donated the use of land, for CFGB projects, and along with neighbours, he planted and harvested crops to raise money for hunger relief.  As an expression of your sympathy, donations may be made through Ferguson Funeral Home or the Kolapore Church of the Nazarene. Cheques only please, made payable to “Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Canada” and indicate Markdale Grow Hope. Your support to this local project will aid in ending world hunger.

Details

Sunday, September 19, 2021
Public Visitation: Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford, from 2 until 5 p.m.

Monday, September 20, 2021 11:00 AM
Public Service of Interment: Maxwell Cemetery.

Donations: Cheques only please, made payable to "Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Canada" and indicate Markdale Grow Hope
Make a donation in memory of Alexander James Wilson


Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Barry Moore
    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    My condolences to the Wilson family in the passing of Alex.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss

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    1. Mj Kinnear
      Thursday, September 16, 2021

      Our family is so blessed to have know Alex , he always had a smile on his face . From the Kinnear family ✝️

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  2. Paul and Shelley McCallum
    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    Thinking of you and your family. Our sincere condolences.

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  3. Valerie and Alex Mullin
    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    Let the memories of your fathers life provide you with the comfort you need during this challenging time. Thinking of you and your family.

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  4. Sally Sibbald
    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    Our sincere condolence in Uncle ALEX passing. Sending Our prayers and love to the family.

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  5. Joan Weldrick
    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    My condolences to the Wilson family in the loss Alex
    Joan Weldrick

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  6. Brad Dunham
    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    To the Wilson Family

    I remember the family connection from many years ago when I would be invited to speak at the Kolapore Church on Sundays. I also remember the family from my days at Clarksburg Camp. May the Lord be with you & bless you in this time of grieving. He is with His Lord in Heaven, living the eternal life that Jesus has promised His followers. I pray that the Lord will bless you with His Presence, Protection & especially His peace right now & in the days ahead.

    Brad & Wendy Dunham
    Vancouver Island BC

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  7. Ann Bourne Erickson
    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    We have missed seeing you, Alex, and your family during this pandemic and we will continue to miss you always. When Darryl married our daughter, Donna, we became family and were always welcomed into your home. Visiting a family that serves our God is a blessing that we all enjoyed so much.
    You will always be in our hearts and remembered with loving memories.
    Ann Bourne Erickson and Karl Erickson.

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  8. Brian and Carolyn Austin
    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    It was with sadness that we learned of Alex’s passing. Having spent many years in the Kolapore church I have many good memories of Alex and his solid faith. He always had a smile and a word of encouragement. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in these days.

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  9. Bev ,Christine Graham
    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    To Darryl, Donna and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the memories that he has left you bring you comfort and peace now. From Bev, Christine and family.

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    1. Paris and Matthew Bostock
      Sunday, September 19, 2021

      Dear Wilson family,

      We are so sorry for your loss and are praying that the Lord will comfort you at this time.

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  10. Eileen Cornell
    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    So sorry for your loss…Always had a visit from Alex when visiting Anita and Al.

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  11. Allen Smith
    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    Eric, I am sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Please accept my condolences to you and your family.

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  12. Barbara Maynard
    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    It has now happened to Alex and just a short time ago, he was with us…
    He was bright, patient, evangelical, kind always serving me dinner…glad to see a visitor… and spend the time chatting, sharing and caring….
    Alex came my way once with a load of something or other and it was a wonderful experience watching him manoeuvre with his shrewd eye just how he would get his machinery in and out of the tight spaces.. He was a wonderful trouble shooter..
    I know how much he counted on Jesus and how faithful and respective he was towards Him.. and now he is with Him… imagine that.. Alex is now with the Lord..after a long spell of being here with us…making valuable contributions to our community in time and action and fellowship. I will really miss you, Alex because it has been a long, loving and caring friendship.. see you one day again.. and Thankyou for your Christian input into my life…

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    1. Wendy McCulloch
      Friday, September 17, 2021

      My condolences to the Wilson family. So sorry to hear of Alex’s sudden passing. Hold your memories close in your hearts and he will never be forgotten. I will truly miss our conversations. He loved his family dearly. He was a dear and loving family man.

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  13. Peggy Campion (Weldon)
    Friday, September 17, 2021

    My sincere condolences to the Wilson family.

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    1. Sonya Mallon
      Friday, September 17, 2021

      Della and family,
      I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. He was always so kind and friendly and a wonderful smile. You will be in my prayers in the days ahead. xo

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  14. Ralph and Joanne Jolley
    Friday, September 17, 2021

    To the Wilson family — So sorry for your loss in the passing of Alex. May your many precious memories of a life well lived comfort you now and in the days ahead. Much love to you all.

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  15. Brad & Debbie Wilson
    Saturday, September 18, 2021

    I’m very sorry to hear about Uncle Alex. We got to spend a lot of time together in my summers on the farm. He set a great example to his nephew: hardworking, humble, faithful, and thoughtful. He also had a great sense of humour & and a distinctive infectious laugh. When equipment broke down, he didn’t get mad, he just set about figuring out how to fix it. And he was very good at mechanical repairs including welding. I have so many stories I could tell. I am really sorry I can’t make the trip from Montreal for the funeral. He had such a big part in my development as a person and a man.
    My condolences to the family and best wishes for all my cousins.

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  16. Audrey Deyman, Michael Osmann, Brendon and Sabine
    Saturday, September 18, 2021

    Our heartfelt condolences to all the family. Alex will be much missed by the neighbourhood as well.

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  17. Gerald & Sherry Bistretzan
    Saturday, September 18, 2021

    Wilson family: We were sorry to hear of Alex’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and we send condolences to all the family at this difficult time.

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  18. Cheryl Bourne
    Sunday, September 19, 2021

    Deepest sympathies. Alex was always one of my favourite Kolapore farmers. He loved the land and God. Could guarantee engaging conversation around the table when he was there! Fond memories of all our time shared at the farm especially the hay rides on the escarpment around the property. Prayers of peace and comfort to you all as you celebrate his life.

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  19. Kathy Uram
    Sunday, September 19, 2021

    I am so sorry to hear of Alex’s passing. My deepest condolences to the family

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  20. Jim Minard
    Sunday, September 19, 2021

    My condolences to the family, especially Darryl & Donna who’ve been great supporters of our Nazarene Church here in Owen Sound. God bless….

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