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Orville Badham Wilson

June 3, 1921 - November 17, 2017

Orville  Wilson: June 3, 1921 - November 17, 2017

Service Date: November 23, 2017

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Posted by:
Valerie Robertson

Posted on:
November 25, 2017

Dr. O B Wilson was an outstanding family physician who welcomed us as new immigrants from Scitland into his practice 40 plus years ago; "us" being my late husband and our two very young sons. He was a very special man and Doctor who cared deeply for all his patients and often went far beyond the call of duty to counsel and tend to his patients at all times of day and in all circumstances. My mother visiting from Scotlabd was hospitalized when she became very ill. He visited her every day after she was admitted to the Riverside Hospital, and when she was discharged, right up until she flew home a Few weeks later. He was extremely dedicated to his craft and to his patients and introduced humour at every turn. He was a good man and we all really enjoyed having him as our physician. Our sincere condolences to all his family and friends. We all miss him.

Posted by:
Judy Bernstein

Posted on:
November 23, 2017

Deepest sympathy for your loss, Karen and family. Thinking of you at this sad time. Judy Bernstein

Posted by:
Marianne Beaumont

Posted on:
November 23, 2017

Sincere condolences to Lynn, Bev, Janet, Pamela and Karen at this sad time for you and your families. You are in our thoughts. Marianne, Chris and Patrick x

Posted by:
Helen Logan

Posted on:
November 23, 2017

My condolences to the family, I was a patient of O.B. when he first came to Manotick. He was the doctor for 4 generations of my family. Many times he took my friend Pat Burstow and I out for boat rides. He was a wonderful friend. I remember especially Bev and Pam from Hi-C.

Posted by:
Anne (Hipkin) Rankin

Posted on:
November 22, 2017

I was lucky enough to be able to visit and grow with his "girls" as a neighborhood kid! It was such a wonderful time of freedom. OB and Kay always had their girls in their hearts when supporting whatever endeavors they were involved in with open doors (although I will admit to being just a bit scared of him). There is no doubt that he cared so deeply about the people in "The 'Tick" and gave so much of his professional and personal time to ensure the health of our community. I remember how proud he was when the Manotick Medical Centre opened! He was a remarkable man. My condolences to the entire family at their loss.

Posted by:
Doug Keller-Hobson

Posted on:
November 22, 2017

My most sincere condolences to the family. There are so many memories so many of us carry for Dr. O.B. - heck, I never thought to wonder what the O.B. stood for - that was just his name and term of honour we all said in town. Dr. O.B. sewed me up many a time as a kid in Manotick when I just seemed to always be in the wrong place when my friends were swinging a baseball bat or a belt buckle (in fun, and not in anger), or when trying to leap over bikes (which seemed like a good idea at the time). On the last example, I clearly remember as a kid of about 12 or 13 dragging myself over to the home office and Dr. O.B. just matter of factly tending to the wound. As he did his stitching he whistled, and then he said to me "you will remember many years from now how I whistled while I stitched you up". Well, I do remember such with great fondness. We seemed at the time to be two conspirators sorting out my little problem (but then my mum showed up in the office so someone there had cleared ratted me out!). About 5 years ago I met Dr. O.B. in the Manotick area and told him this story and we chuckled together. Many years had passed for both of us, but the impression left on me for knowing Dr. O.B. for so many years remains fond and strong. A life well lived. Rest in peace.

Posted by:
Dr V Ruparelia

Posted on:
November 22, 2017

Our heartfelt condolences to all the family members of our favourite Dr Wilson ,whom we fondly called OB. He was a visionary who always wanted to see that communities he served; Manotick and surrounding areas, get the best comprehensive health care and he worked hard to achieve these goals all those years .He is the pioneer in establishing Manotick Medical Centre. This clinic has been on strong footings and today is still providing comprehensive care, with health care team of 30 plus. We will miss him and he will be remembered for generations to come.

Posted by:
Anonymous

Posted on:
November 21, 2017

My condolences to all of you at this time of loss. I remember Dr. Wilson very well and have always thought that his approach to medicine and to patient care set the bar very high for me with all future doctors that I have had In my life. I am sure that the same is true for other people as well. We were very fortunate to have him in our community growing up. Sending the entire Wilson clan prayers. Virginia Adamson

Posted by:
Rondi Adamson

Posted on:
November 21, 2017

My condolences to all of you. I have many fond memories of the Wilsons in general and certainly of Doctor Wilson. In particular, I remember him stitching up my head a couple of times! His bedside manner, as the obituary states, may not have been the best, but I do remember his kindness to a little girl in hysterics.

Posted by:
Peter Lyall

Posted on:
November 20, 2017

My thoughts are with you all. OB put me back together many times as I grew up in Manotick. I am told he even delivered me. We lived a few doors down from the original home office on West River Drive and I still remember the house calls when I had broken something or came down with something nasty. He will always live on in my mind.

Posted by:
Linda Bekkers

Posted on:
November 20, 2017

Dr. O.B. Wilson was a wonderful and caring physician for all of his patients. To me he was a mentor, a confidante and a loving friend. He loved his girls and his dear wife Kay as he always mentioned how much he missed 'the love of his life'. He was also a very interesting man who regaled us with favourite stories during our visits after his retirement. When he wrote up his 'memoirs' he gave us a copy and proudly said how grateful he was to have been born into the Wilson clan and to have had such a wonderful life. God bless you, dear Doctor! Linda and Bert Bekkers and family.

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