Ross Wilson

After a long and courageous battle, Ross passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 4, 2021 in his 78th year. He will be sadly missed by his loving and devoted wife of 53 years, Sylvia and his children Todd (Stephanie) and Lori (Chip) and by his grandchildren Kayleigh, Ben, Bella and  Neb. He is predeceased by his mother Dorothy F. (LaForge) Wilson, father Quinton A. Wilson, mother-in-law Ida (Barichello) Bottos, father-in-law Archie Bottos, brothers David Wilson and Charlie Wilson, brothers-in-law Ray Theriault and Bill Donolovitch, sisters-in-law Myrna Donolovitch and Sue Bottos and nephew Daniel Bottos. He is survived by brothers Bruce (Shirley) Wilson of Burgesville and Steve (Shirley) Wilson of Hamilton, sisters Dianne Baxter of Brantford, Esther (George) Sinnesael of Tillsonburg, and Sherry (Mike) LaPlante of Macon, Georgia, brothers-in-law Donald (Diane) Bottos of Crystal Beach and Ken Bottos of Kamloops, BC and sisters-in-law Brenda (John) Theriault of Thunder Bay, Louise Wilson of Port Burwell and Suzanne Wilson of Tillsonburg. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Ross grew up on a tobacco farm near Cultus, Ontario. From a very early age he was instilled with the value of hard work and family. He attended Ridgetown College and then began his career at International Harvester and continued on to own a Case IH Dealership in Glencoe, Ontario. Ross had a true love and passion for life. He loved to be surrounded by nature and took great joy in watching the wildlife that surrounded his home. Most days you could find Ross tending to his vineyard and yard, marveling at the fruit of his efforts. He loved to research and perfect his wine making skills and share a bottle of his wine with good friends and family. Ross fought hard against his illnesses with the same determination he put towards the complexities that life often throws us. He had a smile that would light up a room and nothing would make his family happier than to see his smile continue to light up his face.  A special thank you to the staff at Oakcrossing Long Term Care Home for their special care. Visitation will be held 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday December 8th at Van Heck Funeral Home, Glencoe. Due to COVID restrictions, attendance is limited. Only those with an appointment will be allowed in. Pre-registration is required for EVERYONE. Masks and social distancing from the family and those around them is also required. A Celebration of Life will be held by invitation. Memorial Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation.

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