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W. Bruce Wilson

November 13, 1927 - May 4, 2016


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WILSON, W Bruce   Cdr, RCN (Ret’d)


Wellington Bruce Wilson died comfortably in his home in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016.  He was born on the 13th November, 1927 in Clinton, ON, of Wellington Wilson and Ina Grant Alexander.  He is predeceased by his wife Patricia Ruth (nee Purvis), his son Grant Wilson, and nephew Anthoine Julien.  He is survived by his sister, Evelyn Hitzeroth (Eric), his son Mark (Mark Anderson), his daughter Anne (Michael Bouchard) and granddaughters, Jade and Isabella Bouchard, and grandsons Eric and Louis Fleurent-Wilson, and Hitzeroth nieces Trudie (René Julien) and Connie (Dennis Ohlman), and nephews Eric Ohlman (Julie) and nephew Liam, and nephew Matthew Ohlman.  Bruce attended Royal Canadian Naval College, the University of Toronto and served for a combined forty years in the Canadian Navy (serving in HMC Ships Magnificent, Quebec, Margaree, the Second escort Squadron) and a Director in the Canadian Coast Guard.  Bruce enjoyed his family, his life and his friends to the fullest and is looking forward to joining Abou Ben Adhem and the rest of the Tribe that have gone before. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Riverside United Church, 3191 Riverside Drive, Ottawa at 2p.m. on the 13th of May, followed by a reception in the Church Hall. Bruce was especially grateful for the many friends he has made through the years. In memorial, donations to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 40 Ruskin St, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4W7 would be appreciated. Condolences and donations may be made at Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond, Ottawa, K2A 0E9.

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