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Maitland Ozburne Wilson

January 11, 1938

August 11, 2023

Maitland Ozburne Wilson, age 85, passed away on August 11, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. Born on January 11, 1938, to Jack and Edna Wilson, both of whom have also passed. Mait spent 46 years working in the automotive sector and had a passion for hunting on Manitoulin Island with his brothers and dear friend “Shorty” at Amyott. The amusing tales and camaraderie during these hunting trips brought him great joy. Mait’s life was filled with cherished memories from his travels around the world with his wife, Shirley, and son, Gregory. He found happiness in his retirement by participating in bowling and being a member of the Walden Seniors group. Mait had a delightful sense of humor and wit that will be greatly missed. Additionally, he dedicated his time to various organizations, including the Boy Scouts and the Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society. Mait was proud to be a member of the Waters/Walden Lions club for 39 years and received the prestigious Melvin Jones award. Preceded in death by his brother Leowen (Ownie) and survived by his wife of 57 years, Shirley, and their son Gregory. Maitland is also survived by his brother Keith, sister Linda/Seppo, sister-in-law Zella/Aurele, and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their gratitude to the Bayshore Nursing Staff, especially Lyndsey, for their compassionate care during Mait’s journey, as well as Dr. Levasseau, Dr. Carlson, and the Palliative care team. A cremation service will be conducted by Sudbury Park Lawn, followed by a graveside service led by Diane Tait at Hilly Grove Cemetery on Manitoulin Island on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at 1:00 PM, with a lunch afterwards at the Tehkummah Senior Centre. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Northern Cancer Foundation, or a charity of your choice.

Maitland Ozburne Wilson, aged 85, passed away on August 11, 2023. He was surrounded by his beloved family at home during his final moments. Mait was born on January 11, 1938, to Jack and Edna (VanHorne), both of whom have preceded him in death. Throughout his life, he spent 46 years working in the automotive industry. One of Mait’s favorite activities was hunting on Manitoulin Island, often accompanied by his brothers and his dear friend “Shorty.” These hunting excursions were filled with laughter and unforgettable stories. Mait was fortunate to travel the world alongside his wife, Shirley, and their son, Gregory. They shared countless happy memories together. During his retirement, Maitland found joy in bowling and being part of the Walden Seniors group. He greatly appreciated the card games, luncheons, dinners, and social events they organized. Mait’s retirement was marked by his sharp sense of humor and wit, which will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He was also actively involved in charitable endeavors and dedicated his time to organizations like the Boy Scouts and the Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society. Mait was a proud member of the Waters/Walden Lions club for nearly four decades and was honored with the prestigious Melvin Jones award. Sadly, Maitland’s brother Leowen (Ownie) has passed away before him. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Shirley, his son Gregory, his brother Keith, his sister Linda/Seppo, his sister-in-law Zella/Aurele, and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the Bayshore Nursing Staff, especially Lyndsey, for their exceptional care and compassion during Mait’s journey. They would also like to express their gratitude to Dr. Levasseau, Dr. Carlson, and the Palliative care team. Sudbury Park Lawn will handle the cremation arrangements, and Diane Tait will conduct the graveside service at Hilly Grove Cemetery on Manitoulin Island on August 26, 2023, at 1:00 PM. Following the service, a lunch will be served at the Tehkummah Senior Centre. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Northern Cancer Foundation, or any charity of your choosing.

It is with immense sorrow that we share the news of Maitland Ozburne Wilson’s passing on August 11, 2023. He peacefully left this world at home, surrounded by his loving family. Mait was born on January 11, 1938, to Jack and Edna Wilson, both of whom have preceded him in death. For 46 years, Mait devoted his career to the automotive sector. Beyond his professional life, he had a deep passion for hunting on Manitoulin Island alongside his brothers and close friend, “Shorty,” at Amyott. Over the years, these hunting trips brought him much joy and countless memorable moments. Shirley and Greg accompanied Mait on many unforgettable journeys around the globe. In retirement, Maitland found happiness in his involvement with the Walden Seniors group, where he engaged in various activities such as card games, luncheons, dinners, and social evenings. These experiences added brightness and laughter to his retirement. Mait will always be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor. Throughout his life, he dedicated his time to volunteering with organizations such as the Boy Scouts, Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society, and others. Moreover, Mait was a proud member of the Waters/Walden Lions club, where he actively served for 39 years and received the esteemed Melvin Jones award. Sadly, Mait was preceded in death by his brother Leowen (Ownie), but he leaves behind his devoted and supportive wife of 57 years, Shirley, their son Gregory, his brother Keith, his sister Linda/Seppo, his sister-in-law Zella/Aurele, and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Bayshore Nursing Staff, notably Lyndsey, for their exceptional care and compassion during Mait’s journey. Special thanks also go to Dr. Levasseau, Dr. Carlson, and the Palliative care team. Sudbury Park Lawn will handle the cremation, while Diane Tait will officiate the graveside service at Hilly Grove Cemetery on Manitoulin Island on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at 1:00 PM. Following the service, a lunch will be hosted at the Tehkummah Senior Centre. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that memorial donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Northern Cancer Foundation, or any charity close to your heart.

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