Cecil Wilson

Obituary of Cecil Wilson

Wilson, Cecil Roy


It is with deep sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Cecil at the Smiths Falls Hospital on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in his 92nd year. Cecil was born on the farmland along Corktown Road (house now gone) near Merrickville, which later became the field where H.F. McLean launched his airplane. He was the loving husband and friend of Doreen Wilson (nee Haskins). Beloved father of Allan Wilson (Marcia) and Dale Wilson (Lorraine). Cherished grandfather of Nicholas Wilson (Amy), Jeremy Wilson, Andrew Wilson (Jessica), and Emily Wilson. Great-grandfather of Ryder and Sophia Wilson. He will be sadly missed by his sisters Grace (Seymore) and Irene, and sister-in-law Alice Haskins. Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Edna Wilson (nee Moorhouse), his brother Bruce Wilson (Nancy), brothers-in-law Lloyd Haskins, Gordon Haskins, and William Maitland (Margaret nee Haskins). Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, and extended family. Cecil will be fondly remembered as a good friend and neighbour to many people. He always enjoyed farming and to see the crops grow and flourish. He was also a great visitor to anyone who came along. He drove a school bus for 19 years which he deeply enjoyed, and it gave him reason to get up in the morning. He was sure proud of his new John Deer Tractor which he purchased in 1950, and it is still in the family, and runs like a Deer. He was proud of his homestead which his father purchased in 1927, but as he a Doreen grew older, their energy and health problems became an issue. Cecil decided to go into a retirement home in June 2013. The family would like to commend the staff at Lombard Manor for their amazing care and compassion during difficult times, which there were many.

Friends are invited to visit with the family at the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls, on Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm and 6:00pm - 8:00pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 11 o'clock. Interment to follow at Wolford Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Easton's Corners United Church or the Wolford Cemetery would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be made at www.lannin.ca.