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Rosemary Jane Wilson

August 25, 1921 - October 1, 2013


Rosemary Jane Wilson (Hornett)
With our deepest sorrow and gratitude we thank Rosemary (Romy) Wilson (Hornett) for being in our lives until she said her final goodbye October 1st, 2013. The light Romy brought to our worlds was contagious and apparent in all those that had the fortune to get to know her; whether that was through a chat on the street or years of bonding with her. She truly was a unique and authentic woman. Her love and zest for life shone through the many chapters of her life.

Romy was born in Laverna, Saskatchewan and lived in New Brigden, Alberta during her early years, moving with her family to Nelson BC at a young age.  After completing high school she attended St Eugene School of Nursing in Cranbrook, and post graduate school at St. Michael’s School of Nursing in Toronto.   Her love of seeking out new adventures and caring for others took her nursing career to places including Cranbrook, Creston, Vancouver, Portland, Nelson and Trail.

Romy met and married her husband, Dr. Frank Lloyd Wilson and together they raised two children, George and Pat, while living on Hazelwood Drive in Trail BC.  Their second home was in Kaslo where time was spent fishing, enjoying the outdoors and the company of good friends.

Romy provided excellent care for Frank in the later years of his life allowing him to remain at home until his death in 1982.  A few years later, Rosemary moved to Kaslo full time.

She was also predeceased by, her parents, Rose and George Hornett, her brother Dick (George) Hornett, and her sister Joan McNown. Her unconditional love and sense of humor will be remembered forever by her family; her son George (Sharon) Wilson and their family Sean, Jill and Ryan Black, Andrea, Mark, Adrianna, Eden, and Chet Rangeloff; her daughter Pat Wilson (Yogi Hincks), and her grandchildren Dallas Husar (Alex Grandmaison) and Devan Husar, along with her nieces and nephews; Shirley (Bill) Jemson, Lynn (Dez) Daniher, Roberta (Al) Cox, Tom (Heather) McNown, Don (Fern) Hornett, and Ken (Carrie) Hornett; and their families.

A service will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday October 13, 2013 at St Mark’s Anglican Church in Kaslo with a reception following at the Kaslo Golf Club.

The family would like to thank the Kaslo Hospital staff, and Jennie Welch and Lisa Ross for providing wonderful care.  We would also like to especially thank one of Rosemary’s dearest friends in the last years of her life, Michelle Hansen.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kaslo Trailblazers, or the Kaslo Hospital.

“ We will never be the same as we were before this loss, but are ever so much better for having had something so great to lose.”- Unknown
“Good Fishing”




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From: Dr. Peter ("Puppy") Jewesson and his wife of 35 glorious yrs, Barbara
Relation: Friends and admirers...

I met Mrs. Wilson (and Dr. Wilson) for the first time in 1978 when I travelled to Kaslo as a young man to celebrate May Days with her son George and friends. With a single exception, we’ve been meeting in Kaslo or elsewhere every summer since. Over the last 35 years, Mrs. Wilson has been a big part of these annual get togethers. During our wilder years she played a surrogate mother. As we aged and mellowed…she became “one of the boys”. I’ll miss hello and goodbye hugs, our chats, her energy and candor, and of course our breakfasts together at the Treehouse. Thank you for the wonderful memories, Mrs. Wilson, and for being an important part of my life. Puppy

From: Jeanne Bosarge
Relation: Family Friend

I was fortunate to spend summers as a kid in Kaslo with my grandparents, Mimi & Carl Hild. Rosemary was friends with my grandparents and that’s how I met her (Pat and George).

One of my best memories of the summer is Mimi driving the Studebaker, Rosemary riding shotgun, and Pat, me and Pete sitting in the enormous back seat cruising Kaslo at 15 MPH: around the park, out to Mirror Lake to look at the horses, then up the hill to see if the ketchup bottle was still on the table. I always felt Kaslo was my summer home, and after my grandparents were gone, Rosemary was there to make me feel at home every time I visited. Me and Greg will truly miss her.

From: Jessie Ashton
Relation: Friend of Rosemary's Granddaughter

I met Rosemary as a young girl through her Granddaughter Devan. From early on I called her Grandma, like Devan did. This became common among all of Devans and Dallas friends. Grandma was a happy presence around the Husar/Wilson house, visiting Canmore often. She was a “young” Grandma, always fun to be around. My fondest memories of her though are when we visited her in Kalso. It was amazing seeing her around town, as she seemed to know everyone.
I thought of Grandma often during the last weeks of her ilness, and my thoughts have not left the family. My memories of her remain as a bright spark of a woman, who I was lucky to have in my life.

From: Pat (Leathwood) Dooley
Relation: Family Friend

john and I would like to pass on our condolences to George, Pat, Sharon and other members of the Wilson family. Mrs. Wilson was one of the many people that have formed the wonderful memories I have of our home town. My mom, Shelagh Leathwood, always had such good things to say about Rosemary. It is wonderful that friendships between my brothers and George have been maintained for all these years. Thanks for what you continue to bring to Kaslo.

From: Shauna and Dan Quigley
Relation: Neighbour

We would like to pass on our sincere condolences. We first met Mrs. Wilson over the fence so to speak in the alley between our lots. She told us wonderful stories of her days in Kaslo and it was always a delight to run into her whenever we were in town. She will be forever a part of what we hold dear about Kaslo.
Shauna and Dan Quigley

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
October 13, 2013
Beginning at 2:00pm

St. Mark''s Anglican Church
Fifth Street.
Kaslo, BC Canada V0G 1M0

Reception to follow at the Kaslo Golf Club 418 Pine St. Kaslo, BC

Fifth Street.
Kaslo, BC Canada V0G 1M0

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