ROY ALBERT WILSON Suddenly, yet peacefully on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at his home in his 86th year. Roy of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Scarborough, beloved husband of Catherine (nee Russell) for over 62 years. Loving father of Sandra Bouwhuis (Dennis Whalley), Janice (Bruce Nicol) and Rick Wilson. Cherished "Bumpa" of grandchildren Kristen (Yusuf), Andrew, Brandon (Miranda), Daniel, Adam and to great- grandchildren Noor and Thijs. Roy lead a remarkable life. He retired as Sergeant, Metro Toronto Police where he had developed "Blinky" the talking police car. He was Wasaga Beach's first and only Town Crier and enjoyed many years of attending community events. He was a member of the Ontario Guild of Town Criers for over 15 years. A 32nd degree Mason and member of the Northern Light Lodge, led many Santa Claus parades and was a devoted member and Elder of the Wasaga Beach Community Presbyterian Church. He was a choir member with the Church and also with the Ontario Presbyterian Chorus. Roy and Kay made many lifelong friends as avid travellers while they travelled the world. His larger than life personality will be dearly missed by his family, friends and his community. Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home - Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West (east of Zoo Park Road), Wasaga Beach, (705-429-8766) on Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 6-9 p.m. A Celebration of Roy's Life will be held in Hall "A" at the Wasaga Beach RecPlex, 1724 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach, on Friday January 25, 2013 at 1 o'clock. If desired, donations in Roy's memory may be made to the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. For more information and to sign the online Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com
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Published in the Toronto Star on Jan. 22, 2013