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William Wilton
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Obituary for William Wilton

William  Wilton
Bill Wilton ~ passed away at Palmerston and District Hospital on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in his 86th year.

William Frederick Wilton was the husband of Marilyn (Torrance) Wilton of Moorefield, father of Major Kimberlee Wilton and her husband Lieutenant Colonel Dennis Desrochers of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, and Kevin Wilton of Elmira, and grandfather of Averie and Irelyn.

Brother of Cameron and Marge Wilton of Guelph, Chalmer and Lois Wilton of Belleville, and Ivadel and Tom Mann of Ottawa.

Remembered by Marilyn's family, and by his nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents George and Ada (Fair) Wilton, and by his sisters Daisy Armstrong, and Orian Wilton.

Bill had a long and productive life, farming and raising a family he cared about very deeply. He farmed the same piece of soil his entire adult life with his wife Marilyn, over the 47 years that they were married. Farming is what he knew and loved, raising both Simmental cattle and cash cropping.

Bill was known for his strong work ethic and kind nature. He was always there to help his family and took great joy in his two granddaughters. Bill rebuilt old tractors and the Cockshutt was his favourite. When taking a break from work, he enjoyed going for a coffee at Tim’s with his wife Marilyn where they would visit with friends or sitting on the front verandah observing all that they had built together.

The funeral service will be held at Derryadd Cemetery, Mapleton on Saturday, May 5th at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Kathy Morden officiating.

An invitation is extended for everyone to join together at Bill and Marilyn’s home from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. to remember Bill and share memories and stories.

Memorial donations to Knox-Calvin Presbyterian Church, Harriston, or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated, and may be made through the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston.

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