David Glen Wilson

It is with heavy hearts we announce that David Glen Wilson (Dave) passed away at home, surrounded by his beloved family, in Horse Hill (Edmonton), AB on October 6, 2019 after a short but courageous battle with lung cancer. He was 58 years old.
Dave was born on September 25, 1961 in Edmonton, AB to Donald and Shirlie Wilson. He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Jackie Clark; daughter Ellie and sons, Samuel and Joseph. He is also survived by his mother, Shirlie, sisters; Pat (Dave) Lower, Leslie (Richard) DuPerron , Arlene (Ken) McCaslin  and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father Don.
David was first and foremost a man of great faith, a wonderful husband and devoted father. Dave and Jackie had many opportunities to travel the world before settling down on the Clark family farm in Horse Hill. Dave was a talented artist who turned his focus to developing the Horse Hill Raspberry farm with his wife which became the only u-pick raspberry farm in the Edmonton area. He was deeply rooted and valued in their community of friends and neighbors. He will be missed by many.

Special thanks to the Edmonton Palliative Home Care Team. Especially Leah, Charlene and Carmen.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, October 12th at 11 am, at Steele Heights Baptist Church ,5812-149 Avenue.  All are welcome to attend and celebrate Dave’s life.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hope International (www.hope-international.com)

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Steele Heights Baptist

5812 149 Avenue AB CA

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Grant/Alice Richmond

Jackie and family,

A well-lived life leaves behind a beautiful bouquet of memories. The precious memories you have gathered through the years, are your to keep forever.

Dave’s presence will be sadly missed, but his memory will always be in our hearts.

Harry Krys

I was shocked to hear of the passing of Dave. My thoughts are with Shirlie, Patricia, Leslie and Arlene. I remember him as the kid next door who was always polite although quiet compared to myself. Every once in a while as children we would flip through his father’s magazines on go-carts in the basement of the split-level on 51 st Street. May he rest in peace.

Debbie and Dean

Jackie and family
Lots of memories picking raspberries in the early years of the u-pick. Dave’s dry wit and love of the land shone through. Hugs and much love to you all in this sad and difficult time.

Gaylene Klapstein

Jackie, my heart grieves to know of the loss you and your kids have experienced. You are in my prayers.

Suzanne and Ross Marks

Jackie and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you as you remember Dave.

Jason Douziech

I was very shocked and saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a very intelligent, talented, creative and genuine person. And of course his dry witty sense of humor made me laugh on many occasions. I am thankful for the time we spent together at the office and the Northlands family was fortunate for all his contributions . I am sorry I did not get a chance to spend time with him after he left Northlands to start the raspberry farm and focus on his family. My condolences to Jackie and family. May you Rest In Peace my friend.

Stacy Felkar

Jackie & family, I am so sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. He was such a great guy and I enjoyed working with and learning from him at Northlands. I sorry that I am not able to be there to pay my respects in person on Saturday but I will be thinking of all of you and my fond memories of Dave.

Femi and Yemi Desalu

Our deepest condolences to Jackie and family, I could remember when we are new to Canada Dave and Jackie invited us to their home for a dinner during xmas period ,our children always
remember great time at you farm. Dave you will be greatly missed.

Darcy Potratz

Saddened by hearing the passing of Dave. I’ve thought about him all day and the many years of working with him at Northlands. One of the most compassionate coworker and bosses I’ve ever had. He also had a great silent wit to him. He was part of the best years of working at Northlands. My condolences to Jackie and family.

John and Maureen Tidridge

As with Barry and Maggie, we remember Dave from your family’s time at Highlands. Jackie and family, we proffer our deepest condolences.

Lakhwinder Singh

Jackie and Family,
When I heard about Dave’s passing away, I am in a deep shock. He was such a kind and generous person.
Our wishes and prayers are with the family. May his soul rest in peace.

Debbie and Ed Saffrey

Dear Jackie and Family
We are so sad to hear of David’s passing
Good to see you recently in Calgary and talking to you, we know you guys had a great life together
Remember the good times and be strong

Christine & Bruce Bocock

Our deepest condolences to Jackie and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Jackie Carroll

Jackie and family,
Sending my deepest condolences and keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Christine Mytrunec

Electric Light Orchestra, chocolate croissants, chickens, ground nut stew and raspberries. These are a few things that come to mind when I think of Dave.

A typical day at work always included gut busting laughter, often due to Dave’s one-of-a-kind sense of humour. His ability to keep a straight face while delivering his signature sarcasm was remarkable!

I got to know Dave quite well when I worked at Northlands. We actually shared an office for awhile, and in that time I learned these things — he was a brilliant creative, a hard worker, he was patient, he was a peace-maker, he loved his family and often spoke of Jackie and his kids, he loved nature, he loved the farm, he never worked on his birthday…and he was funny as hell.

I’m both shocked and truly saddened by Dave’s passing. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Norm Aust

I am so shocked to hear about Dave’s passing. Some of my earliest memories were hanging with Dave. Street hockey, sleepovers in a tent in his back yard. I used to have a really cool drawing Dave made of me when we were teenagers. Only time I ever asked for a black eye and I suspect the only time Dave ever gave one out even if it was just on the portrait. He was an honorable man and honestly he was that way even as a kid. I was lucky to grow up with a neighborhood buddy who treated everone so kindly.
He could also do a wheelie for about a hundred yards on his coolest bike on the block!
Great human being. Condolences to all the Wilsons and extended family and friends.

Paul Lucas

David was a man of great spirit and honesty and always enyoed our interaction with marketing at Northlands. He did many great things in his life and I sincerely enjoyed working with him on Klondike days CFR Farmfair International. He spoke often about his farm his renovations and his dreams with the land. He will be deeply missed and I hope his dreams will live on with his family. Sad for your loss far too soon. RIP Dave

Jim Visser

Jackie and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I was blessed by the few visit times i e

Keith Hughes

Dear Jackie, I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and I am truly sorry for what you are experiencing. I wish you and your family peace and strength during this very difficult time. Be strong and take good care.


Barbara Allen

Dear Jackie and family
I am deeply saddened for you at the loss of your dear Dave. I know you had a wonderful life together, but it was far too short. Please accept my condolences.

Les Butler

My deepest sympathy to Dave’s family and friends. I will always remember Dave’s quiet, calm and confident manner. Dave was a joy to know and pleasure to work with. He will always be remembered.

Barry and Maggie Bullen

Jackie and family we send our love at this sad time we remember with fondness you and Dave being with us at Highlands. Also we remember coming and having our corn roast at you place

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