A resident of Kingsville and formerly of Chatham-Kent (Kent Centre), passed away peacefully on Friday, February 21, 2014 at Leamington Hospital in his 94th year. Predeceased by his first wife Joan (nee Coburn). Loving husband and best friend to Carole for 38 years. Beloved and devoted father of James Wilson (2008), Elaine Wilson-Smith (Jim January 30, 2014), Mary Jane Smith (George), Robert (Geri lynn). Loving stepfather to Rick Grant (Brenda), James Grant (Sandi), David Grant (Barb), Gary Grant (Denise). Dearly loved by his grandchildren Michelle, Ryan, Marlow, Garth, Joanie, Teala, Dann, Lisa, Alex, Laura, Andrew, Richard, Peter James, Jamian, Mandy, Meghen, Steve, Krystal, Quinn, Morgan and 5 great grandchildren. Willy was an avid hockey fan. He navigated for the Royal Canadian Air Force in Burma during World War II, after which he farmed in Harwich Township for 40 years.  Willy loved the many weekend trips he took with family and friends on his Honda Gold Wing. Willy was a great supporter of the Windsor Wonder Broads. Cremation was held. Memorial visitation will take place at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division Street South, Kingsville on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. Memorial donations made to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be sent to www.sykesfuneralhome.ca


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