Robin “Willie” Wilson 1949 — 2019

Robin “Willie” Wilson

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Robin “Willie” Wilson announces his passing away peacefully with his wife by his side in the early morning of October 25, 2019 at the age of 70.

Willie is remembered by his devoted and loving wife of 49 years, Valerie Wilson of Kamloops, daughter Nicole (Troy) Larsen and grandsons Erik and Ryan of Kamloops.  His son, Lee Wilson (Samantha) and daughters Natalie and Brooke.  His brothers, John Setter of Kamloops, Lorne Wilson of 100 Mile House, and Lance (Maria) Wilson.  Also left to cherish his memory are numerous nieces, nephews extended family and great friends.

He was predeceased by his Mother Mary Setter, Father Leon Wilson and his sister Laura Shultz.

Willie was born in Vancouver, BC on May 13th, 1949.  After marrying his wife in 1970 he moved to Kamloops, where he happily made his home the majority of his life.  In 1976 he had completed a four year electrical apprenticeship and worked as Journey Electrician and in 2018 was honored for 50 years membership in the IBEW.

Willie’s had many interests including writing letters to the Editor of our local paper revolving around city politics; home renovations;  gardening (tomatoes were his favorite); fishing as long as there was sunshine involved; and one of his all-time most favorite was his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He was a H.O.G Life member since 1993.  Huge happiness was 2 trips to South Dakota, Sturgis Bike Rally and just about any time he got to ride.

Willie will be remembered for his quick wit and often sarcastic sense of humor, being a good political sparring partner, having a cold one ready to share on the pool deck and most of all time spent with his family and friends.

A Celebration of life will be held for Willie on Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at 11:00 am at The Kamloops Funeral Home, Kamloops, British Columbia. Reception to follow immediately after the service.

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3 Tributes

  1. Bob/Wenda MacIntosh
    Posted October 30, 2019 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    Saddened to hear of Willie’s passing. Always had a story or piece of specialty wit to share whenever we visited.
    Val, blessings to you for being his forever partner and caregiver.
    He will be missed.

    Bob and Wenda

  2. Gary Hartnell
    Posted November 2, 2019 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    Sorry to hear of Willie passing he was a good friend and a fighter to the end. Gonna miss him. Thanks Val for having me there to see Willie. Gary and Emelyn

  3. Shirley Fleming
    Posted November 11, 2019 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Very sorry to hear of his passing. When I was a little kid he was my favorite of all my “faux” big brothers. He was my mother’s favorite as well.

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