Lt. Colonel (retired) Newton (Chuck) Edward Wilson of Summerland, BC passed away peacefully on May 6, 2021 at the Haven Hill Long Term Care Home in Penticton, BC surrounded by his family. He was 91 years of age.
Chuck was the beloved and devoted husband of 65 years to the late Mary Isabel Wilson (nee Doull). He is survived by his brother Keith Wilson of Ottawa; son Brian Wilson (Nancy) of Lake Rosseau; and daughters Nancy Wilson (Michael) and Susan Wilson of Summerland BC. Cherished grandfather to Brendan Wilson of Vancouver, Leah Lanza (Nelson) of Toronto, and the late Curtis Wilson. Beloved great-grandfather to Jordan Wilson, Marley Jean Lanza, and Keira CJ Lanza, as well as several loving nieces and nephews.
Born in Perth, Ontario, Chuck married his high school sweetheart, Mary, in 1952. Chuck joined the military in 1948 and he proudly served his country with distinction for 37 years. A veteran of the Korean War, he travelled the world with the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces to such places as Germany, Cyprus, Israel, and Syria. Chuck retired in 1985 from Canadian Forces Base Trenton and moved to Grand Bend for a brief period before settling in London, Ontario. In 2014, Chuck and Mary moved to Summerland, BC to be closer to family. Chuck was a pilot, accomplished violin player, electrician, gardener, and “overall fixer of anything”. Throughout his long life, his commitment to Flag and Country was evident in all that he did.
Due to COVID-19, a Celebration of Life with family and friends will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Royal Canadian Legion (Summerland Branch).
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