Hugh Wilson was born in Bury, Quebec. Hugh is survived by his loving wife, Doreen of 6 years; children, Stephen Wilson of Edmonton, AB, Bruce (Linda) Wilson of Okotoks, AB, Steven (Sue) Favel of Westbank, BC, Lynne (Bill) Robson of Stettler, AB, Rikki (Gord) Haynes of Calgary, AB and Kenny (Lorretta) of Sicamous, BC. Hugh is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Hugh’s siblings include Rowena (Bob) Bouchard of Renfrew, ON and Trevor (Jeanie) Wilson of Lennoxville, QC. Hugh was predeceased by his first wife, Ione of 60 years on February 26, 2009, his son Richard on February 7, 2012 and siblings, Edith, Evelyn, Harold and Darell.
Hugh served in the Armed Forces from March 3, 1955 to March 15, 1975. In 2016 Hugh was presented with a pin and certificate to living veterans in recognition of their service to Canada and marking Canada’s 75th anniversary of our engagement in the Second World War. Hugh and Ione retired to Sicamous in the 1981, where he opened up Sicamous Sports Shop, which was a passion of his. Hugh served various positions including president of the Sicamous Chamber of Commerce, of which he was a lifetime member. He took a very active role in the many functions and activities the Chamber was involved in . He was also instrumental in getting the Chamber of Commerce building moved to Finlayson Street. Hugh was a 20 plus year member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He was known for his crib and dart playing abilities, and entered many Legion tournaments. Hugh was a member of the Sicamous United Church, where he served as a trustee. His many interests included golf, any kind of board or card game, gardening, particularly his rose garden.
A celebration of Hugh’s life will be held from the Sicamous Senior’s Centre on Sunday, October 9th, at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Society of BC.
A special thank you to Piccadilly Care Centre staff in the Chickadee and Blackburn units, nurses and administration staff and Dr. Jack Beech for the care they provided to Hugh.
Online condolences may be sent through Hugh’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com. Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.