March 31, 1931-Dec. 10, 2012

It is with heartfelt sorrow the family of Norman A. Wilder sadly announce his sudden passing at the age of 81. Loving husband and best friend of Rita (nee Randall) of 62 years. Son of the late Arthur and Parmela Wilder. Loving father of Ruth Ann (1996) and Allan St. Louis, Gary and Diana Wilder, Sandra and Leo Kennette, Darlene and Pete Matheson, Raymond Wilder and Krystal, Edward Wilder, Lisa and Chad McLeod. Dear Pipi of 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Aurele (1966) and Doris (1972), Alice (1989) and Charles (1979) Dame, Regina and Moise (1989) Chauvin, Pauline Esipu and Leo Maitre (1972) and Mike Esipu (1982), Beatrice and Arsene (2012) Campeau, Stanley (1997) and Josephine (2012) Wilder, Agnes (1954) and Arthur (1997) Laporte, Loretta and Gene Campeau, Theresa and Leonard (2003) Campeau, Bernard and Elda Wilder, Yvonne and Herman (1989) Ruggaber, Lionel (1997) and Rebecca Wilder, Bernice and Felix Campeau, Corinne and George (2005) Tetreault, Annette and Donald (2010) Meloche. Dear son-in-law to Ernest (1980) and Edith (1964) Randall. Loved brother-in-law to Erna and Ray (2004) Papineau, Stanley (1976) and Bernice (1971) Randall, Russell (1980) and Anna May (2010) Randall. Loved uncle to many nieces and nephews. Norm was the Owner/Operator of Norm Wilder Landscaping Ltd. since 1979. Green Superintendant of Lakewood Golf Course for 31 years. His favourite pastime was hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and watching his favourite hockey team the Montreal Canadians. He will be missed by his daily morning crew at Tim Horton’s. In his day he was an avid Tractor Puller and has many trophies to show for it. He was a collector of his prized Minneapolis Moline Tractors. He will be missed by his furry friends (Trixie, Lady and Gizzmo). If you so desire, memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Windsor & Essex Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated. Visiting Wednesday 5-9, p.m. Thursday 2-5, 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers Thursday 7:30 p.m. Funeral Friday 9:30 a.m. at Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Anne Church for Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment St Anne Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at


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