John Mark Wilson
March 18, 1930 – December 26, 2015
Dad moved to Sooke as a teenager and stayed for the next 70 years! He was deeply committed to his community, which is obvious from the amount of volunteering he took on. He started working with the Sooke Community Association in the 50s, where he served several terms as president and made many lifelong friends. He was also a dedicated member of the Sooke Lions Club, which introduced him to many new people and places, including a visit to Melbourne, Australia where he met good friends George and Norma. Dad loved serving with the Lions and the great people it brought into his life-thank you Lions all!
John was predeceased by his wife of nearly 65 years, Audrey; his parents, Maggie and Price; and his siblings, Elsie, Betty, Peggy and Barney. Dad leaves his family behind, and we will miss him dearly: siblings Jim and Bill; children Glen (Marie), Wendy (Wendal), Randy (Dawn), Terry (Marie), Wayne (Moe), and Gerry; grandchildren Shane, Mark, Kendra, Paul, Trent, Stephanie, Danielle,
Nicole and Brock; and great-grandchildren Parker, Aubrey and Ava.
We would like to thank the staff of Ayre Manor and Drs. Kluge and Losie, who cared for Dad. Our family is left with a lifetime of great memories of Dad, including many made on or near the ocean. Dad and Mom loved exploring the straits on their boat, making friends and memories along the way.