Eila Marjorie WILSON

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WILSON, Eila Marjorie January 6th, 1923 - January 20, 2013 With great sadness we say goodbye to our wonderful, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who passed away at Royal Jubilee, the hospital she was born in. Eila was predeceased by her husbands Ernest Wilson and John McMillan, by her parents Annie and Harry Pigot, and brothers Harry and Herb Pigot. She is survived by her three daughters and son-in-law, Kathy, Heather, Paddy and Phil, grandchildren Jessica (Jesse), Robin, Kate (Andrew), Justin (Sara) and Chelsea (Lynton), and great-grandchildren Josh, Grace and Ben. She also leaves behind Jackie Humble, her long-time friends Rhoda Lindquist and Shirley Sampson, her cousins June and Arnold, sister-in-law Kay Pigot and her nieces and nephews. Eila was born in the Fernwood area of Victoria and was very proud of her roots. She loved to visit the neighbourhood where she was raised. She was a stay-at-home mom for many years, was an excellent cook, and later went to work for a short time at the university. When our dad Ernest died in 1968, she met John (Mickey) McMillan, and they had many good years together, travelling to Reno and enjoying cruises down south. In recent years Eila was an active member of her strata council and enjoyed helping run the affairs of her building. Later, she became an honorary council member, lending a helping hand wherever she was needed. She loved classical music and it was playing day and night during her last week in hospital. She was a very social person, and while she was still able to drive a car, she daily "made the rounds" at the Shelbourne Plaza, chatting with all the people she knew in the shops and having coffee in her favorite cafés. A private family celebration of mom's life will be held later. Flowers are gratefully declined.
Published in Victoria Times-Colonist on Jan. 23, 2013