1955 - 2021
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of James Wilson on August 16, 2021 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, after a brave fight with pancreatic cancer. He battled his illness in the same way that he led his life - with quiet courage and humility.
The youngest son of the late Andrew Wilson and Margaret McLean, he is survived by his loving wife, Elvina Koay, his two sons Giancarlo (Bianca) and David (Arielle), and countless other friends and family to whom he brought much joy, kindness, and laughter.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, and formerly resident of Montreal, James made Lennoxville his true home over the past 20 years. A professor of English literature, he could (and routinely would) recite the works of Milton, Shakespeare, and Keats from memory. As a film and TV enthusiast, he could re-watch No Country for Old Men and Twin Peaks 100 times without ever getting bored. As a music lover, he could listen to Led Zeppelin, The Cure, and Depeche Mode on repeat and insisted on passing along his good taste to his two sons. He was a long suffering fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Tottenham Hotspur FC but was very fortunate to witness Italy win the World Cup on two occasions and recently the European Championship.
His home was filled with art, single malts, cats, koi ponds, firewood, books, records, and constant warmth. James never said no to someone in need; that's just who he was.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to La Maison Aube-Lumière in Sherbrooke, Quebec. The family extends its sincerest and most heartfelt thanks to all of their staff who showed him remarkable care and compassion. The family will receive condolences at a visitation to be held on Sunday, August 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Cass Funeral Home at 3006 College Street in Sherbrooke (Lennoxville), Quebec
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