Wilton, Robert Deverell 'Bob'

Robert Deverell ‘Bob’ Wilton of Meaford passed away peacefully, with family at his side, at the Meaford Nursing Home, Saturday, April 30, 2022 in his 91st year.

Bob was the beloved husband of Evangeline ‘Simy’ Wilton (Sims).

He was the dear father of David (Kim) of Erin, Ruth (Alex Elliot) Collingwood and Tim (Pauline Johnston) Markdale.

He will be remembered as the loving grandfather of Alicia Wilton (Mike Montagano), Jessica (Trevor Rahim), Ben Wilton (Joyce Kuipers), Matthew Henning (Jamie Potter), Stephen Henning, Kate and Ellen Wilton.  Cherished great grandfather of Odin Rauket-Henning, Livia and Ember Henning and Jake Rahim.

He was the brother-in-law of Anna Wilton (Sotolongo) of Collingwood and Alicia Sims-Docherty of Scranton Pennsylvania.

Bob was predeceased by parents Jack and Flora (Deverell) Wilton, his brother John Wilton and brother-in-law Paul Sims.

When Bob was not selling real-estate, he was more than likely working in his vegetable garden or in his woodworking shop, and on windy days out sailing on Georgian Bay.

A private service will be held at a future date.

If desired, memorial donations to Meaford Hospital Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.  www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca


Private Family Service

Donations: Meaford Hospital Foundation
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Shirley Cook
    Wednesday, May 4, 2022

    My sincere condolences to the Wilton family. He was a great neighbour . Cherish the memories .
    Shirley Cook

  2. Marion and Bev Genoe
    Wednesday, May 4, 2022

    Thoughts are with the family he was a real gentleman and enjoyed our time at Day Away.
    Marion Genoe

  3. Dave Schefter
    Wednesday, May 4, 2022

    Simy, David & Ruth, very sad news to have received today…. condolences on your loss , on behalf of the Schefter Family our sincerest condolences for you at this time. You have our deepest sympathy, wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. To my special long time friend Ruth, my heart goes out to you at this difficult time.

    Kindest Regards
    Dave Schefter & Family

  4. Karen Wheeler
    Thursday, May 5, 2022

    Condolences too the Wilton’s and family

  5. Bonnie Meesters
    Friday, May 6, 2022

    Sorry for your loss. Remember Bob at Maple Meadows.My thoughts are with you Sims. Bonnie Meesters

  6. Shannon Boyd
    Friday, May 6, 2022

    Ruth, I’m sorry to hear of your Dad passing. Please know I am thinking of you and your family.

  7. Jan Almond
    Friday, May 6, 2022

    Sincere condolences to all the Wilton Family Cherish your memories Bob was a quiet gentle man May he R I P

  8. Nancy Fry
    Friday, May 6, 2022

    Simy and Ruth, so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a very nice man. We bought our very first house in Meaford with Bob’s help ! Through Bob (and work) I’ve had a long friendship with Ruth also. Our sincere condolences to all of your family.
    Nancy and Rick Fry.

  9. Sheila
    Friday, May 6, 2022

    Simy, you are much in my thoughts. Wishing you and your family, strength, and peace. May the good memories you have built over the years bring comfort to you now.

  10. Debbie & Bryan Jack
    Friday, May 6, 2022

    Dear Simy & family, Our hearts go out to all of you as you deal with this sorrow. You all will have such great memories to cherish. Bob had such a wonderful sense of humour & seemed to know when to dig a person out of the doldrums. Shared a lot of good conversations with him. You are all in our thoughts & prayers. Rest dear friend, you deserve it. Debbie & Bryan Jack & family.

  11. Wanda Wheeler
    Friday, May 6, 2022

    So sorry for your loss.

  12. Jennifer & Bill Pearson
    Friday, May 6, 2022

    Our condolences to all of you at this difficult time.
    Many great memories of Bob as an employer during my high school days …. as A grandparent and reliable volunteer at SVE….as a resident in ‘Centreville’ ….. and during his stay In long term care.
    Cherish your memories of a kind caring man!

  13. Frank & Janet Bassingthwaite
    Saturday, May 7, 2022

    Simy, David, Ruth, Tim and families
    Janet and I were saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. We always enjoyed our conversations with Bob whether they were about business or life in general. Our sympathies are with you at this difficult time.

  14. Tracy McNally
    Sunday, May 8, 2022

    My sympathy to all of the Wilton family. I recall many Bulk Store visits with Bob. Thinking of you all.

  15. Jennifer Golden
    Tuesday, May 10, 2022

    Love and hugs to you all. I’m so very sorry for your loss

  16. Shirley Keaveney
    Wednesday, May 18, 2022

    Simy and family, I am so sorry to read of Bob`s passing. I have many great memories of real estate dealings with Bob over the years. Please know I am thinking of you during this very sad and difficult time.


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