WILSON, Frederick Alexander
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On March 31, four days before his 77th birthday. Surrounded by his family, Sandy died peacefully in the Cardiac Care Unit at Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital where he was cared for, after a sudden heart attack, with expertise and compassion for which his family will be forever grateful. Sandy's was born in Sarnia, Ontario, shortly before he and his parents moved to Windsor, where he was soon joined by his only sibling, Dave (Dublin, Ireland). In his mid-twenties, he met Marilyn Pyne (2006) who was for 50 years the love of his life. Sandy is survived by their sons, Scott (Nathalie and their children Victoria and Samuel) and Jeff (Lisa and their children, Corey, Joshua and Brooke) and by Scarlett, the daughter of Joshua and his wife Jenn. Sandy will be fondly remembered, too, by many nieces, nephews, cousins and sister- and brothers-in-law and among the too-many-to name, especially close friends mourning Sandy's loss are his like-a- daughter Judy (Montgomery) and her husband Larry Trealout. From a backyard beginning in 1969, Sandy and Marilyn built their company, Splendor Pools, helping thousands throughout Windsor-Essex to years of family fun and making a host of friends along the way. Customers often visited long after their pool purchase, not just to buy pool supplies but also to enjoy Sandy's jokes and chat. A celebration of Sandy's life will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, April 14 in the Collavino Hall of the WCFCU Centre (Windsor Arena) complex northeast of the intersection of Tecumseh Rd E and Lauzon Rd. (Cremation has already taken place.) One of Sandy's greatest pleasures was hockey and he was so thrilled with the Spitfires' two Memorial Cups. He was a Windsor Spitfires (and predecessors) season ticket holder for 50 years and to mark that treasured aspect of his life, as requested in his final wishes, those attending the celebration are encouraged to wear their favourite hockey jerseys. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to endowment funds being established in Sandy's memory. Details of the endowments are being arranged with the University of Windsor, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada and in consultation with the Windsor Spitfires; all donations will be tax-deductible. The University of Windsor endowment donations will be directed to either the existing Marilyn Wilson Nursing Scholarship Fund (Sandy's late wife was a nurse), which may be renamed the Marilyn and Sandy Wilson Nursing Scholarship Fund, or to a similar scholarship endowment fund in Sandy's name alone. The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada endowment, which will be named in Sandy's memory, will provide for his Windsor Spitfires season tickets to be used by a Little Brother/Sister and his/her "BIG". It's being arranged as a model to encourage similar endowments in other CHL team cities. The endowment being arranged with advice from the Windsor Spitfires will provide for a player award in Sandy's name at either the Windsor Spitfires or OHL level. Donations to these funds are being administered by Gregory Mosey, CPA CA. Cheques should be made payable to one of the University of Windsor, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada or the Sandy Wilson Hockey Award Fund and mailed to: The Sandy Wilson Endowments, c/o Gregory Mosey, CPA CA Roth Mosey Chartered Professional Accountants, 3100 Temple Drive, Suite 300, Windsor ON, N8W 5J6 Credit card donation information should be mailed to the above address or sent to: email@example.com
Published in The Windsor Star from Apr. 3 to Apr. 6, 2013