With our deepest sorrow and gratitude we thank Rosemary (Romy) Wilson (Hornett) for being in our lives until she said her final goodbye October 1st, 2013. The light Romy brought to our worlds was contagious and apparent in all those that had the fortune to get to know her; whether that was through a chat on the street or years of bonding with her. She truly was a unique and authentic woman. Her love and zest for life shone through the many chapters of her life.
Romy was born in Laverna, Saskatchewan and lived in New Brigden, Alberta during her early years, moving with her family to Nelson, BC at a young age. After completing high school she attended St. Eugene School of Nursing in Cranbrook, and post graduate school at St. Michael’s School of Nursing in Toronto. Her love of seeking out new adventures and caring for others took her nursing career to places including Cranbrook, Creston, Vancouver, Portland, Nelson and Trail.
Romy met and married her husband, Dr. Frank Lloyd Wilson and together they raised two children, George and Pat, while living on Hazelwood Drive in Trail, BC. Their second home was in Kaslo where time was spent fishing, enjoying the outdoors and the company of good friends.
Romy provided excellent care for Frank in the later years of his life allowing him to remain at home until his death in 1982. A few years later, Rosemary moved to Kaslo full time.
She was also predeceased by, her parents, Rose and George Hornett, her brother Dick (George) Hornett, and her sister Joan McNown. Her unconditional love and sense of humor will be remembered forever by her family; her son George (Sharon) Wilson and their family Sean, Jill and Ryan Black, Andrea, Mark, Adrianna, Eden, and Chet Rangeloff; her daughter Pat Wilson (Yogi Hincks), and her grandchildren Dallas Husar (Alex Grandmaison) and Devan Husar, along with her nieces and nephews; Shirley (Bill) Jemson, Lynn (Dez) Daniher, Roberta (Al) Cox, Tom (Heather) McNown, Don (Fern) Hornett, and Ken (Carrie) Hornett; and their families.
A service will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday October 13, 2013 at St Mark’s Anglican Church in Kaslo with a reception following at the Kaslo Golf Club.
The family would like to thank the Kaslo Hospital staff, and Jennie Welch and Lisa Ross for providing wonderful care. We would also like to especially thank one of Rosemary’s dearest friends in the last years of her life, Michelle Hansen.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kaslo Trailblazers, or the Kaslo Hospital.
“We will never be the same as we were before this loss, but are ever so much better for having had something so great to lose.”- Unknown
Online Condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca
Funeral arrangements are under the direction Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.