Gladys Pearl Wilson passed away peacefully in her 94th year, on 18th of January 2018 at Deer View Lodge Nursing Home in Wawota, Saskatchewan.
Pearl was born in Wolseley at her grandparents’ home, first child of Elizabeth and John Lawrysyn. Her home was in Kipling where she lived with her parents and three brothers.
After completing her schooling, she attended Normal School in Regina and pursued her dream of becoming a teacher. Her first teaching job was at a country school, Arundel. In 1945 she married Lloyd Wilson, a local farmer. She accepted a teaching position as Helping Teacher in the Arcola School Unit and later taught in Glen Adelaide and Wauchope schools. She spent the final years of her teaching career in Wawota High School where she was vice principal until her retirement.
Pearl and her husband, Lloyd raised their two children, John and Bonnie on their farm six miles south of Wawota and later moved to the town in 1970.
Pearl had a passion for Shakespeare and live theatre and enjoyed summer trips to Stratford, Ontario where she attended a marathon of plays. She enjoyed traveling and visited many countries. She was a devoted Blue Jays fan. Her flower garden always looked immaculate in the summer with pansies, peonies and petunias in full bloom. Pearl loved to bake and made an exceptional apple pie. She enjoyed volunteering in her community .
Pearl entered Deer View Lodge in December of 2009 and was well cared for until her passing.
Pearl is predeceased by her parents, Elizabeth and John ; in–laws (Grace and Andy) of Wawota; husband, Lloyd (2006); son-in-law, Ken Ross (2017) of London, Ont.; brothers: Bud (Edna) and John all of Kipling.
Pearl outlived all of Lloyd’s siblings and their spouses: Sister–in-law, Ruby (Norman) Jane of Wawota. Brothers-in-law, Henry (Marie) of Delta, B.C.; Rae (Jenny) of Port Moody, B.C., George (Vivian) of Wawota, and Carl of Wawota.
She is lovingly survived by her son John (Joan) Wilson of Wawota, and her daughter Bonnie Wilson (Ross) of London, Ont. She loved her four grandchildren, Glenn (Katie) Wilson of Wawota, Dennis Wilson of Regina, Graham of Halifax, N.S., and Elizabeth of London, Ont. she was so proud to be great–grandma to Gavin Wilson of Regina. Her brother, Dennis (Freda) of Regina, and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Pearl’s life will be held on Saturday, the 10th of February, 2018 at 2 pm at the Wawota Free Methodist Church,with Pastors Kevin and Beverly Kay officiating.
A luncheon and time of fellowship will be held in the Cannington Wing, following the service.
Interment in the Cannington Community Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Pearl’s memory may be made to the Cannington Community Cemetery c/o Anita Cudmore, Box 247, Wawota, Sask. S0G 5A0.
Pearl’s family would like to thank all the Deer View Lodge staff for the wonderful care Pearl received on a daily basis.
Arrangements entrusted to Carscadden Funeral Chapel of Moosomin.
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