Winifred Wilson

Winifred Mary Wilson (Van Kleeck)

Thursday, July 29th, 1920 - Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
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Dr. Winifred Mary Wilson (nee Van Kleeck) passed peacefully in her sleep on May 7, 2019 surrounded by her 6 children and best friend, Jan. Born in Armstrong, BC in 1920 to Peter Douglas and Florence Van Kleeck, she was the last of five children and was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Dr. George Wilson of Whytecliff West Van. She graduated from University of Alberta Medical School in 1945 while a Captain in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. She served until her marriage in 1946 and then became the Medical Health Officer of North Vancouver for many years. She is survived by her daughter Eleanor of Zurich, Switzerland, Barbara (Gary) of Brookings, Oregon, Margaret (Nicki) of Gibsons, BC, Georgia (Ulf) of Burnaby, BC, Bogard (Karen) of Salmon Arm, and Van (Marianne) of Squamish.

She had 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Oma, as she was known to all, was an avid scuba diver, fisherman and enjoyed boating, sewing & crafts, and games. She was very involved in ice skating at Capilano Winter Club in the 60’s & 70’s. Oma was witty and intelligent to the end and will be so missed by her family and many friends.

A private memorial will be held with family and friends on May 20th between 1:00 and 3:00 pm. at her home 7185 Cliff Road West Vancouver.
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Margaret Marquis

Posted at 11:36pm
For many years I worked for Dr. George Wilson as his receptionist. George would frequently mention Winifred, always with a great deal of love and respect. So when I finally did meet Winifred, I understood completely what George was talking about. She was an amazing woman and a wonderful role model for all her children and grandchildren. I admired her greatly. My condolences and much love to all her family and friends. Sincerely, Margaret Marquis

Brian and Barbara Hunt

Posted at 11:22am
Winifred was a wonderful friend that we enjoyed visiting before and after George's death. She was always upbeat and positive and being typically a doctor, forever inquisitive as to our family circumstances. We lost track of her for the last number of years but every time we passed the former West Vancouver house while riding the BC Ferry to and from Nanaimo, we reflected on our many years of connection with the Wilson family. Much love to all of the family who must be very proud of all of George and Winifred's accomplishments. Brian and Barbara Hunt.

Margaret Jonsson

Posted at 11:38am
When we were growing up we remember hearing often about your family from our Mom, Pearl Leathem. I think she worked for your family for many years and we heard about the Wilson children (we knew all your names) and the kindness of your parents in taking Mom and my younger brother, Doug, for a vacation to your cottage in the Interior. How fortunate you are to have had her live such a long life. We talk often about our Mom who died in 2000 at the age of 91.
Margaret Jonsson (Leathem)

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