Ex- councillor dies after hospital fall accident
Noel Wilson ‘‘ We just don’t know who to blame.’’
Queensland Health issued the Townsville Bulletin a statement yesterday.
I t r e a d : ‘ ‘ Q u e e n s l a n d Health is prohibited by law from commenting on the medical details of an individual patient without their or their family’s express consent. In this case, we do not have consent to comment."
Ms Rogers said her mother has been hit hardest after being his primary carer for the past 15 years following a battle with diabetes.
‘‘ Mum was totally devoted to him,’’ she said.
‘‘ After he lost his leg to diabetes they were inseparable. He was so devoted to his g r a ndchil d r e n, he l o v e d hearing about their sport and school work. He’ll be deeply missed by everyone; the phones haven’t stopped ringing with people sending their condolences.’’
Ms Rogers said his hard work and dedication to the council made him standout in the community.
‘‘ It didn’t matter what poli t i c a l p e r s uasi o n p e o p l e were, what suburb they were from, he had time for everyone. People would call at 2am and he’d talk to them, he’d always get something sorted out if he thought something was right thing to do. I think that was why he was so popular. We all loved him so much, Townsville will miss h i m h e ’ s b e e n s u c h a legend.’’
Former Townsville City Council Mayor Tony Mooney said Mr Wilson’s commitment to the city was enormous. ‘‘ During his time in council he was involved in many committees and had a heavy involvement in planning and water,’’ he said. ‘‘ He was a true champion of the battlers he always stood up for the residents of Townsville and his contribution was right across the board.’’
T o wn s v i l l e May o r L e s Tyrell said Noel Wilson had been a personal friend and his passing was sad for the city.
Mr Wilson is survived by his wife, four children and seven grandchildren.