September 11, 2020
Wilson Leonard Joseph Price, aged 78, died at St Brigid’s Home, Quebec City, on 11 September 2020, surrounded by his loving children. He was the son of Solomon Leonard Price and Delphine Price, nee Gignac, both deceased.
A religious memorial service will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church. Attendance will be limited due to the current Pandemic.
Wilson Price grew up in Quebec City and attended ST. Patrick’s School. As a young man, he completed military service in the Canadian Army where he attained the rank of Major. He continued his studies in Physics Engineering at Laval University.
He was granted an Althlone Fellowship and continued post graduate studies at the University of Birmingham, where he earned a Master’s degree in Operations Research and a PhD in Industrial Engineering. Wilson Price was a member of the Order of Engineers and taught at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario and at the University of Ottawa.
Eventually moving to Laval University, he retired as Professeur Titulaire. Wilson Price was the author or co-author of numerous scientific publications until 2018 when he was faced with life threatening illness. He was a fan of English sports cars and was a proud owner of a Triumph TR4. He belonged to the Club des Rendez-Vous des Anglaises in Quebec City.
He was friendly, tolerant and harboured a natural curiosity. Wilson Price consequently made friends and counted as his colleagues scholars and scientists from around the world.
He leaves his wife, Helen Villeneuve, his grieving children, Charles Price (Josee-Anne Labrie). Daniel Price (Michelle Bernier), And Valerie Sara Price (Douglas Ndambuki, his sister, Lynda Ann Price and his grandchildren Emilie, Julia, Noah and Aimee. He also leaves Denise Turcot, beloved mother of his children as well as many cousins and numerous friends and colleagues. Obituary
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