It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Doug Wilson, our beloved husband, much loved father and grandfather on Monday, June 13th 2016 at the age of 81. He leaves to mourn his loss his loving family: wife of 59 years and best friend Ann; son Brian (Jackie); daughter Cate (Allan McPhee) and much loved grandsons Derek and Christopher Wilson. Doug was predeceased by his parents and younger brother Ronald. Doug is also survived by his sister Frances (Karl) Strick of Birmingham Alabama.
Doug was born in Sarnia, Ontario. He moved to Regina with his family in 1951. He and Ann were married in Regina in 1956. Over the years they lived in Saskatoon, Regina, Squaw Rapids, Ottawa and Edmonton.
Doug was a Professional Mechanical Engineer who graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1958. He began his professional life with Saskatchewan Power Corporation in Saskatoon. In 1965 he accepted a position with Public Works Department of the Federal Government in Ottawa and worked there until 1973 when he transferred to Edmonton where he worked until 1996.
Doug enjoyed curling, golfing, skating, cycling and playing multiple musical instruments including guitar, violin and piano. After retirement he volunteered at Brick Sport Central refurbishing bicycles. He and Ann enjoyed many years square dancing with Country Cousins in Sherwood Park, camping and then travelling the world.
His greatest passion in later life was fiddling and his association with the Wild Rose Fiddlers. He enjoyed entertaining at senior residences with other fiddlers.
Cremation has taken place.
There will be a Celebration of Doug’s life on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Pleasantview Community Hall, 10860 – 57 Avenue, Edmonton from 2:00 – 4:00 pm for family and friends.
Please bring your fiddlers along; we would love to hear some live music.