James Leonard Wilson, 70, died on October 3, 2022, in Kelvington, Saskatchewan. Jim was born August 10, 1952, in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, to parents Leonard (Len) and Rosalind (Rosie Cluney) Wilson and was the oldest of four children.
He was raised in Newtown, Guysborough County. He went by Jim or Jimmie. At a very young age, he started in his father’s mechanic shop. He loved the outdoors, and, during winter months, had a very good trapline going. Jim loved to hunt and his family lived by a stream and across from East River, so trout fishing was a favourite pastime. As Jim got a bit older, he worked as a logger, at a saw mill, and at mechanical work with his father and local customers. Jim had always wanted to go west, so made the tough decision to leave home and venture to Saskatchewan. Jim had various jobs to begin with and then finally settled on his own business as a small engine mechanic at Kelvington Small Engine Repair. Business was busy, but with health and back issues the shop closed in 2017. He still did a bit of hunting and fishing for a couple years with friends, but soon was unable to do that. He loved to go for drives in the country, especially in the fall. He also enjoyed playing games of crokinole at family events. Jim had a quiet, calm nature and a friendly smile.
Jim leaves to mourn his passing, his wife of over 44 years, Marlene, their special, furry companion, Abby, his brother Stanley (Christie), special Uncle Lawrence from New Glasgow, aunt Katherine from New Brunswick, sister-in-law Carolyn (Dave) from Saskatoon, brother-in-law Brian from Kelvington, special Auntie Vera from Kelvington, and Aunt Doris from Ontario as well as nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and very special friends.
He is predeceased by his parents, Len and Rosie, brother, John, sister, Marilyn, and nephew, Jessie.
At his request, no service will be held. Donations may be sent to a charity of your choice.