Lois died peacefully on July 15, 2023, at the CHLSD in Masham, Quebec at the age of 86. She was predeceased by her parents Alexander and Mary Wilson (nee McCorkell) and her brother Albert Wilson. Lois is lovingly remembered by her longtime friend Ruth Wiseman and family in British Columbia. Lois was godmother to Kevin, David, Gregory, and Lee-Anne Wiseman. She is also fondly remembered by many cousins on both the Wilson and McCorkell side of the family.
A native of Ottawa Lois has called Alcove Quebec home for more than 40 years. Lois was committed to ministry for over 43 plus years. She was commissioned as an officer in the Salvation Army in 1959 serving in Kamloops, Vancouver, Aurora, and Toronto. She also served as Chaplain at both the Grace and Civic Hospitals. Lois obtained her Bachelor of Theology from Queens University in 1990 and was ordained in the United Church of Canada in 1991. She served as minister to the Coe Hill-St. Ola-The Ridge Pastoral charge in Central Ontario as well as the Buckingham Pastoral charge from which she retired in 2001. Lois had a multitude of interests including swimming, skiing, gardening, painting and photography. She was however most passionate about music and researching her family tree. Once she was no longer able to reside at her beloved home in Alcove, Quebec, she moved to the CHLSD in Masham, Quebec where she spent her final years.
Special thanks to Rod and Judy McCorkell who provided Lois with immense support during her last years in Alcove and to the staff at the CHLSD in Masham for the care they gave to Lois in her final years. A funeral for Lois will be held at First United Church in Ottawa on Saturday August 12 at 10:00 am.
For those of you wishing to do so donations to Des Collines Health Foundation /La Pêche Nursing Home Fund would be appreciated.