It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Lorna Louise Wilson (nee McNichol) on Saturday, September 5, 2020, in the Grandview Personal Care Home at the age of 102 years.
Lorna Louise McNichol was born on December 22, 1917 in Russell, Manitoba to parents, William and Edna McNichol (McDougall) who were married February 9, 1916. Lorna married John Woodrow Wilson on Thanksgiving weekend, October 9, 1941.
In 1941 Lorna was teaching at Mountain Gap and boarded at John Clark’s. Prior to this, she taught at Sugar Loaf for two years where she stayed with Joe and Lily Teeple. She also taught at Tamarisk for one year and boarded with Art and Cathie McVey. Lorna also substituted at the Grandview Elementary School for many years. The McNichol family moved to Grandview, where Lorna met John.
John eventually took over the family farm. John and Lorna had three children, James Woodrow, Joan Louise and Thomas Donald.
Lorna enjoyed 37 years of curling, holding many offices and being named as an Honourary Life Member of the Grandview Ladies’ Curling Club. She played the organ at Tamarisk Church for a number of years and had a Sunday school class while Grandma Gertrude had the Bible class. They also attended Women’s Missionary Society meetings. Later on, Lorna played the organ and taught Sunday school in Grandview United Church. Her other interests have been with the Red Cross, G.A.C.C. Ladies’ Group, Watson Crossley Museum and local Health Auxiliary. Lorna also traveled extensively over the years. In the early 1980’s Lorna and Edith Wilson had a small business in the old Shortreed Hospital called “Nearly New Nook”. They really enjoyed visiting with the customers. Edna McNichol, Lorna’s mother from Gladstone, moved to the farm to live with Lorna from the fall of 1976 to August, 1985 until she passed away.
Lorna bought a house on Rupert Avenue in Grandview in April 2005 when she sold the farm. She enjoyed the house for nine years before moving to Valley Villa Apartments on November 1, 2014. Due to Lorna’s failing eyesight she moved from Valley Villa to the Grandview Personal Care Home on October 9, 2015.
Lorna was predeceased by her husband, John Wilson; son, Tom; son-in-law, Reg Main; parents, William & Edna McNichol; brothers, Ronald and Clifford McNichol; brothers-in-law, Russell, Bill, Victor and Horace Wilson; sisters-in-law, Pearl Wilson, Olive Wilson, Alice Wilson, Hazel Wilson and Nancy McNichol.
She is survived by son, Jim Wilson (Brenda); daughter, Joan Main; grandchildren, Corey Wilson, Dan Wilson (Delores) and Kelley Main (Frederic Guimont); great grandchildren, Colin and Farrah Wilson, Emma and Avery Wilson, Benjamin and Meredith Guimont; sister-in-law, Jill McNichol; nieces, Heather Brown, Sandra McDonald, Catherine Jackson; nephews, Hugh McNichol, Gerald Wilson and several great nieces and nephews.
If friends or family so desire memorial donations may be made in memory of Lorna Louise Wilson to the Grandview Personal Care Home Activities Fund, Box 130 Grandview, MB R0L 0Y0.
Due to the Covid 19 restrictions a private family Celebration of Life will be held with interment to follow.
When Tomorrow Starts Without Me
When tomorrow starts without me
Please try to understand
That an angel came and called my name
And took me by the hand.
The angel said my place was ready
In heaven far above
And that I would have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.
But when I walked through Heaven’s Gates
I felt so much at home
For God looked down, smiled at me,
and said “Welcome home”.
So when tomorrow starts without me
Don’t think we’re far apart
For every time you think of me
Remember I’m right there in your heart.
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