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134 King St.,
P.O. Box 128,
Burford, ON N0E 1A0
Phone: (519) 449-1112
Fax: (519) 449-3120
Russell Wilson

Russell Arthur Wilson

March 31, 1926 - October 21, 2019
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Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his daughter’s home in Ballantrae, on Monday, October 21, 2019. Russell Wilson, formerly of Burford, in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the late Barbara (1984) and Marilyn (Marnie) (2019). Father of Margot Andean (David), Sarah Cardwell (Kenneth), David Wilson (April), and Jane Keast (Peter). Deeply cherished by his many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Keith Ovington Funeral Home, 134 King Street, Burford on Saturday October 26, 2019 from 10-11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service to be held in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. Interment Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe. As expressions of sympathy, donations in Russell’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. Keith Ovington 519-449-1112.

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  • Visitation

    October 26, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    October 26, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Keith Ovington Funeral Home
    134 King Street
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  • Service

    October 26, 2019 | 11:00am
    October 26, 2019 11:00am
    Keith Ovington Funeral Home
    134 King Street
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  • Interment

    Oakwood Cemetery
    35 Potts Rd,
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    Keith Ovington Funeral Home
    134 King Street
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Donations are being accepted for: Alzheimer Society of Brant.


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Lorna Lawrence

Posted at 10:14am
I am remembering “Mr. Wilson” and all the good times in the Wilson home when I was in high school. I was never quite sure whether he was
pulling my leg or not, but he usually had a smile and a twinkle in his eye. My condolences to Margot and the Wilson family.
Lorna Lawrence (Innes)

Ted Oliver

Posted at 09:54pm
Pot luck picnics at Madeleine' and Marion's Normandale Cottage drew all of the family and friends from far and near. Later, when we were visiting my 90+vear old Aunt Marion in Cedarwod Village in Simcoe, Russell was visiting his 102+ year old Aunt (I believe her name was Marian) in the same home! Russell may have be considered quiet, but when he spoke, I listened. A good man.
Ted and Dorothy Oliver

Barbara J Nichols

Posted at 03:41pm
I will always remember the Boxing Day celebrations at the farm. So many wonderful times--riding the pigs, building forts with the hay bales, bathing in the laundry sinks (after the pig riding), timer on at lunch (or no dessert), riding in the little car in the fields, pony boy--good times. Rest in peace, Godfather.
Barbara Nichols

Enid Sanders

Posted at 10:12am
We know that you will miss your dad but you just have to remember all the good times that you had together.
Enid & Art

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