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.
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.