Golf Ontario volunteer Dr. Bill Wilson passes away
UXBRIDGE- Golf Ontario was saddened to learn that long-time Tournament Official Dr. Bill Wilson passed away on September 16 at the age of 86. Wilson was a Golf Ontario volunteer for more than 18 years. Golf Ontario wishes his friends and family our deepest sympathies.
Obituary via Globe and Mail
WILSON, Dr. William (Bill) Mortimer
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. William (Bill) Mortimer Wilson on September 16, 2017 at the age of 86 with family by his side at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton. Beloved husband of Marilyn Arline Wilson (nee Malcolm) for 62 years. Father and father-in-law to Dr. Ian and Terry Wilson, Dr. Brian and Cathy Wilson and Colin Wilson and his partner Christine Lucy. Beloved Gramps to Alexandra, Kelly, Claire, Tyler, Trevor, Jason, Katie and Jamie. Great-Gramps to Malcolm, Wesley and Cedric.
Bill loved medicine and clinical teaching. He was a consultant Pediatrician in Hamilton initially at Chedoke Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital and then at McMaster Children’s Hospital until his retirement. He mentored many of today’s Pediatricians with a kind, gentle and steady manner and attained the position of Professor Emeritus in Pediatrics at McMaster University. His love of children was a guiding light in his life. He founded the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at McMaster and children with CF always held a special place in his heart. He was Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee of the CF Foundation of Canada and was an Examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Two of Bill’s greatest passions in life were golfing and skiing. He stated that joining the Hamilton Golf and Country Club and Caledon Ski Club were his two best investments. Through these he nurtured and passed on these passions to his entire family. He was an avid life long golfer and former President of the Hamilton Golf and Country Club. Mostly known for his short game and uncanny accuracy, he made shooting his age a routine occurrence and managed to outscore his children well into their adult years. Skiing at Caledon Ski Club was a regular family event where he delighted in seeing his grandchildren take to the slopes, following them down with encouragement.
Special thanks from Bill’s family to all his caregivers. Thank you to his PSW’s, home care nurses, and nurses at St. Joseph’s Hospital for your compassion and exceptional care. Special mention and thanks to Dr. Bryan Alton, Dr. Anne Woods and Dr. Omid Salehian. In lieu of flowers, Bill requested donations be made to Cystic Fibrosis Canada or the Hamilton Community Foundation.
A private family service will be held and there will be a celebration of his life in the spring for all when he would have ‘teed it up.’