James S. H. Wilson slipped peacefully away surrounded by his loving family on April 19, 2017. The twelfth child of 14, he moved from his family homestead in Wilson's Cove, Guysborough County to New Glasgow in 1952 where he lived the rest of his life.
Dad worked his entire career with J.J. Grant Limited. He was an active member of the New Glasgow Fire Department for over 40 years, half of which were spent as Deputy Chief. Dad attended, and was past master of Euclid Lodge, now Albion Lodge. He was especially proud of having built his own house and the family that he and our mother raised within its caring walls.
Jim is survived by his wife Edna, children Brenda (Martin) Bates, Darlene (Michael) McDowell, Darryl (Connie) Wilson, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
His dying wish was that everyone be glad, not sad, for he lived a long and happy life.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Sunday April 23, 2017 in the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. There will also be visitation on Monday April 24, 2017 in St. Luke's Anglican Church, Liscomb from 11 am until 1 pm. Funeral service will be held on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 2 pm in St. Luke's Anglican Church, Liscomb. Burial will be in St. Luke's Anglican Church Cemetery.
Donations in his memory may be made to St. Luke's Anglican Church, Liscomb, St. Georges Anglican Church, New Glasgow or Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit.
Lodge members will meet at the funeral home at 6 pm on Sunday to conduct their tribute service and Firemen will meet at the funeral home at 6:30 pm on Sunday to recite the Fireman's Prayer.