Malcolm Wilson

Wilson, Malcolm David, LCdr RCN (Ret'd)

Born: 25 November 1929

Died: 26 April 2017

Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away in hospital on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. He was born November 25, 1929 to David and Alice Wilson, nee Jenkins in Sarnia, Ontario.

He attended Royal Roads Military College from 1947 to 1949. He also received a History degree from Carleton University beating his daughter to the punch. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1947 to 1976 on both coasts plus a stint in the United Kingdom, retiring as a Lieutenant-Commander in Ottawa.

He thoroughly enjoyed his next 40 years, having been involved in breeding and training champion golden retrievers, cross country skiing and cutting wood. He and Gillian were founding members of the Ottawa Valley Golden Retriever Club.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Gillian and their four children: Lorna (Steve), Anne (Jeff), Tor (Janet), and Jane (Brian), nine grandchildren: Sarah (Jeff), Heather (Taylor), John, Sophie (Jim), Ellen (Matt), Melanie (Pat), Ben (Andrea), Peter (Ashley) and Rosamond and three great-grandchildren: Hannah, Rylie and Tanner with one more shortly to arrive. He will be missed by his sister-in-law, Janet (late Francis) Russell and by his sister Faye Dennis and niece and nephews and other family out west. He will be missed by the Andrechek family, especially Donna and John. Malcolm and Gillian enjoyed their bridge games, travelling, good food and company.

We thought we lost Malcolm two years ago to Lymphoma. Many thanks to all the doctors led and managed by Dr. Max Buxton that gave us that much more time with him.

All professional arrangements have been entrusted to the Anderson Funeral Home, 22 Raglan Street South, Renfrew. There will be a celebration of his life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, Canadian Wildlife Federation or Plan International.

And remember, we'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when, but I know we'll meet again some sunny day.

Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Apr. 29, 2017

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