It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Alex Melville Wilson, age 100 years, of Alberton Township, Ontario, on Saturday December 18, 2021, at LaVerendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ontario. Mel was born on October 13, 1921, in Fort Frances to the late Hugh Alexander Wilson and Agnes Hastie Wilson.

On December 31, 1945, he married Elsie Ulrich in Winnipeg, Man. In 1946, they moved back to Alberton Township. Mel lived for over 100 years in Alberton TWSP, except for his service in the Canadian Airforce in WWII. Elsie and Mel raised three children on their farm. Mom and Dad enjoyed travelling across the country in their R.V. and visiting many family and friends. Dad retired from the local paper mill in 1986.

Dad, Grandpa will be sadly missed by everyone around him.

Mel was predeceased by his wife Elsie on February 8, 2013; brother Vernon Wilson; Elsie’s sister Margaret Hoplock; brother-in-law Arnold Ulrich; brothers-in-law Mike Hoplock, Walter Markowski; sister-in-law Eileen Ulrich; sister-in-law Adeline Markowski; and sister-in-law Agnes Wilson.

Mel is survived by two sons, Gerry (Cathy) Wilson of Alberton TWSP, Brian Wilson (Evelyn) of Fort Frances; one daughter Cheryl (Lyndon) Hughes of Fort Frances; eight grandchildren Kari-Lynn (Shane) Beckett, Mandy (Greg) Hammer, Jeremy Wilson, Ashley (Austin) Helie, Travis, Melissa, Tylar, and Timothy Hughes; and seven great-grandchildren Morgan and Hayden Beckett, Logan, Corbin and Lucy Hammer, Max and Colt Helie. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private family funeral service will take place in Fort Frances at a later time.

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