Obituary of Keith Wilson
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Keith Wilson announce his passing on March 1st, 2019 at the Cold Lake Hospital. Keith was born on October 15th, 1936 to his parents Jack and Evelyn in Prince Albert Saskatchewan.
Keith Wilson also known as Papa Smurf will be greatly missed by his 4 sons Randy Wilson (Carrie) of Calgary Ab, Scott Wilson (Raylene) of Cold Lake Ab, Mark Wilson (Shannon) of Bonnyville Ab and Terry Wilson (Sheri) of Cold Lake Ab. He will also be remembered by his siblings, Audrey Eileen Hodgson, Doug Wilson, Irwin Wilson and Rick Wilson. Keith was predeceased by his sister Winona Ilett.
Papa Smurf will never be forgotten by his grandchildren, Kayleigh, Tyanah (Chris), Nathaneal (Sydney), Alissa, Ashley (Duke), Derek, Ryan, Ty, Daniel, Naomi, Bronte and Jesse.
He will always be remembered and missed by his multiple great grandchildren. Zoey, Lincoln, Jenessa, Leighton, Ayden, Ava, Sierra, Rylan, Jayden and London.
There will be a Celebration of Life taking place on Saturday, March 9th, 2019 at 11:00am at the Cold Lake Agriplex. There will be a lunch to follow.
The family of Keith have asked that in lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
The family would like to thank Dr. Weir and Dr. Van Jaarsveld as well as the staff at the Cold Lake Hospital for providing such amazing care to their dad.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Cold Lake Agriplex at 11:00am on Saturday March 9th, 2019.
Mr Wilson was one of those teachers that made school fun. He was so genuine and caring. He always had extra time to help. I will never forget his kindness and hospitality. The trips to his cabin are some of my fondest school memories.
What a legacy you left for so many
I am so sorry to hear of this. Mr. Wilson taught and advised myself and my three older brothers. He was a great support system for me and went above and beyond what was necessary to help me in my youth as well as many others. May he be a shining light to all. I will never forget him.
~Elizabeth Doucet (previously McDonald)
So sorry to hear of Mr. Wilson’s passing. He was a nice man, always easy to talk to. Deepest sympathy to his family. ~Gordon and Sandra Deets
I was so very sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. Keith was a wonderful teacher, mentor and friend. He will be missed.
Our neighbour, our friend. How we will miss conversations across the fence, drinks on the deck, fishing, gardening.
God bless you Kieth!
How we will miss you!
I was lucky to be a student of Mr. Wilson. I can say honestly that he made a positive impact on me. Everyone has a teacher that they recall in later years that made a difference, Mr. Wilson is that for me. Condolences to his family and thank you for sharing your Papa Smurf.
~Jolene (Perry) Hynes
Condolences to the Wilson family. May God's comfort give you strength and your many memories of Keith serve as special reminders of a special man in your lives.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. We enjoyed many conversations across the fence when Keith lived in Grand Centre. His kindness and generousity was always appreciated. Keith provided the cuttings to start a hedge behind our home which has been flourishing for over 35 years, a constant reminder of good neighbour.