Vergie Wil­son

Truro Daily News - - Atlantic -

TRURO — In sad­ness and love the fam­ily of Vir­ginia “Vergie” Miriam Wil­son an­nounces her pass­ing Fri­day, Novem­ber 10, 2017 in her hun­dredth year of life.

Mum was born May 16, 1918 and was the daugh­ter of the late Elsie and Jus­tus Na­son in Tracy, New Brunswick, where she grew up with two sis­ters (Nel­lie and Pearl) and two broth­ers (Eu­gene and Rus­sell).

She mar­ried Ed­ward Nes­bitt Wil­son at the age of 17 and went on to have six chil­dren liv­ing most of their lives in Truro, Nova Sco­tia. Mum was a lov­ing mother and wife stay­ing home to bring up her chil­dren. She was a cre­ative per­son­sewing for her chil­dren-their clothes and also drapes, cur­tains, slip cov­ers and beau­ti­ful quilts-al­ways work­ing hard to cre­ate a pleas­ant, com­fort­able home for them to grow up in. She was also an ex­pert in pre­par­ing jams and pick­les ev­ery year to get us through the win­ter.

Through­out her life she had a keen in­ter­est in play­ing bridge weekly with her neigh­bours and friends and in­deed tak­ing the time after church on Sun­days to teach her chil­dren to play the game. She also loved her cross­word puz­zles, cryp­to­gram and scrab­ble. She ac­tu­ally wore out dic­tio­nar­ies in her pur­suit of so­lu­tions. A good novel was also a con­stant com­pan­ion.

Mum, a life­long Lib­eral, was keen to help out in provin­cial and fed­eral elec­tions for years, work­ing as a re­turn­ing of­fi­cer and even set­ting up elec­tion polls in her home. She was a firm be­liever that elec­tions should still be done by hand counted pa­per bal­lots.

Of her six chil­dren, Mum is sur­vived by two daugh­ters, Mar­garet Rose (Ian Oul­ton) and their son Robert, de­ceased (2017) their daugh­ter, Krista, and her chil­dren, Asher and Lexie. Her youngest daugh­ter, Va­lerie Jean (Larry Thomas) and their chil­dren, Matthew and An­thony. Vergie’s last sur­viv­ing sis­ter is Nel­lie Brawn of Wir­ral, New Brunswick.

She was pre-de­ceased by her broth­ers Eu­gene and Rus­sell and sis­ter Pearl of Tracy and Fred­er­ic­ton, New Brunswick. Mum was pre­de­ceased by her hus­band, Ed­ward Wil­son, in 1967 after a lengthy ill­ness (Alzheimer’s dis­ease), her daugh­ters Karen Oul­ton (1985), Deanna MacDon­ald (2004), and Max­ine Mack­in­non (2009) (Jack Mack­in­non de­ceased 2017) and her son Ed­ward (1994).

She is sur­vived by Ed­ward’s (Alice Wil­son) chil­dren, Erin and her daugh­ter Re­becca, An­drew and his son Noah, Katy, Amy (Jamie) and her chil­dren Jaden, Le­land, and Caleb, Karen Ann (David) and her chil­dren Jaina, Joseph, and Emory, Ted and Peter; Karen’s Chil­dren, Su­san (An­drew Ayer), her chil­dren Louis, Arlo and Ella, Lisa and her chil­dren Oliver and Alas­dair; David de­ceased 2017 (Rose Bourt) and step­son Matthew; Deanna’s Chil­dren Sean, Stephanie and her chil­dren Christo­pher, Is­abella, Jane and Veron­ica, Tri­cia and her chil­dren Chloe and Chan­dler, and Becky (Randy Wil­liamson) and her chil­dren, An­dreas, Katie and Natalie; Max­ine’s chil­dren Alex (Sue) and chil­dren Anna and Caro­line, David (Adri­enne) and their chil­dren Stephanie and Ian, Joanne (Dan Troke) and her chil­dren Danny, Laura and John.

It was very sad and dif­fi­cult for mum to ex­pe­ri­ence the loss of four of her chil­dren and two of her grand­chil­dren be­fore her own demise. Nev­er­the­less, she was a lov­ing grand­mother al­ways keep­ing her home open for vis­its and per­haps even a game of Scrab­ble.

A favourite of hers was Neil Young and in par­tic­u­lar his song ‘Long May You Run’-not sur­pris­ing. Al­though her chair is empty, she will for­ever be loved and cher­ished by her daugh­ters, her grand­chil­dren, great grand­chil­dren and great great grand­chil­dren. The fam­ily would like to give a spe­cial thanks to all the home care sup­port work­ers through the VON that made her life in her own home en­joy­able and pos­si­ble and the con­stant care and con­cern of her house­mate and grand­son Sean.

There will be no ser­vice at this time but on May 16, 2018 (her 100th birth­day) her fam­ily will have an af­ter­noon to­gether to cel­e­brate Mum’s life, re­mem­ber­ing the good, the lov­ing and the sad times we’ve shared with her. (Maybe even a ta­ble or two set up for bridge and scrab­ble.) She will be dearly missed but never for­got­ten. In lieu of do­na­tions, give flow­ers to any­one in need. Ar­range­ments en­trusted to Colch­ester Com­mu­nity Fu­neral Home, 512 Wil­low St., Truro where on­line con­do­lences may be sent to the fam­ily by vis­it­ing: www.Colch­esterCom­mu­nity.com

Mum, ‘long may you run.’

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