LINDSAY MARGARET WILSON Lindsay was born July 30, 1986, Died tragically and senselessly on April 5, 2013 at the beautiful young age of 26 years. Beloved daughter and best friend of Alison Irons of Ajax, Ontario and David Wilson of Glencairn, Ontario; cherished stepdaughter of Greg Watson of Ajax. Closest friend of her grieving brother Andrew of Toronto. Adored granddaughter of Stan and Margaret Christmas of Kingston, and Kenneth Irons of St. Mary's; beloved grandniece of Ed and Norah Wright of San Luis Obispo, California, niece of Sheila Harrison of North Vancouver, BC, Cyndi and James Lang, Arroyo Grande, California, Phillip and Lana Wright of Long Beach, California, Leona and James Cooper of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Chimuka Irons of London, Ontario. Cherished cousin of Kenneth and Jordana Irons of London. Predeceased by her uncle Graham Irons. Lindsay was a compassionate, kind and beautiful soul pursuing the vocation she found in herself at the age of 8 - working in developmental and social services with vulnerable adults, youth and children, while completing her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Child and Family Studies at Nipissing University's Muskoka Campus. She had hoped this year to be accepted into the University of Windsor's MSW program, had so much to give this world and had her whole life ahead of her. A fierce advocate of the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, she was a valued and beloved employee of Community Living Kingston after graduation as a Developmental Services Worker from St. Lawrence College and later, between university semesters at Nipissing. She loved her work and her "participants" at Kingston Community Options passionately and made many friends there among co-workers and the families she helped. It is a tragedy that she was robbed of her life when she herself was such an unselfish, loving, compassionate and gentle person. Lindsay loved above all her Mum, her Dad, her brother Andrew, her Nanny after whom she was named, her Grandpa and Granddad, her stepdad Greg, her Auntie Sheila, her dog Ethan, and all of her cherished and special friends whom we can't name here because she would be mad if we forgot a single one! You know who you are! She loved taking photos of her friends, learning new things, dancing and listening to music, and being outdoors in the sunshine as she was on the day she died. She wanted to learn to fly, travel the world and have children one day. Deepest gratitude forever to Lindsay's girlfriend Brittany, who was with her when her life was taken from her, to Bracebridge OPP, especially Detective Constable Allen and Constable Bigley, Bracebridge EMS Paramedics and staff at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital who tried so hard to save Lindsay's life. Deepest thanks as well to friends at Ontario Shared Services, Government of Ontario for their love and support to Lindsay's Mum on the day she got this terrible news while at work, and since. In lieu of flowers, donations by cheque to Community Living Kingston in Lindsay's memory would be the best way we know to honour her and the work she so believed in. Visitation will be held at Barnes Memorial Funeral Home, 5295 Thickson Rd. N., Whitby, Ontario, 905-655-3662 on Thursday, April 11th from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. A tribute to Lindsay's life will follow in the chapel at 6:00 for her family and friends in the GTA. A second service will be held at Robert J. Reid & Sons Funeral Home, 309 Johnson St. Kingston, Ontario for her family and friends in Kingston (details) to follow. We will also be making a scrapbook in memory of Lindsay, so please bring any mementos or special photos you would like to contribute to the scrapbook. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to www.barnesmemorialfuneralhome.com
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Barnes Memorial Funeral Home
5295 Thickson Road North
Whitby, ON L1M 1W9
Published in the Toronto Star on Apr. 9, 2013