Harry Brian Wilson
2 January, 1956 – 29 September, 2020
Harry Brian Wilson (H Brian) passed away peacefully with no pain while falling asleep surrounded by his family at the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary, Alberta on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at the age of 64 years. Brian was born on January 2, 1956 in Oxbow, Saskatchewan. He was the seventh child of eight, and he grew up on the farm where he developed his work ethic.
Brian enjoyed sports; especially Fastball and Hockey. As a pitcher Brian was regarded as one of the best across the province in his prime. Brian possessed the gift of gab which he put to good use as a natural salesman. He always had a smirk on his face and he loved to share a laugh or a good story with friends and family.
He graduated from the College of Agriculture in 1978. While there he met his wife, of 41 years, Shelley. They moved to Alberta in the fall of 1978 and over the next 41 years, he proceeded to pack a lot into his life:
● Started a successful service company, Alliance Tubulars & Supply LTD ● Raised two children, MacKenzie and Katie and was heavily involved in their lives ● Travelling was a passion he indulged in later years ● Was a proud grandfather of Bowen and Jackson Wilson ● Was a very active member of the Canadian Progress Club - Calgary Downtown Chapter ● Was a very generous person (even to a fault)
Brian is survived by his wife Shelley Wilson, his son MacKenzie Wilson (Kayla); his daughter Katie (Myk Hoang); grandsons Bowen and Jackson; his brothers Keith and Charlie; and his sisters Shelia, Holly and Carol. Brian was predeceased by his parents, Harry & Alice Wilson; his sister Lillian Hodgson; and his brother, Jim Wilson.
We were blessed to have him in our lives; he is now in God’s care.
There will be a celebration of life once COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.
Harry Brian Wilson
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18 October 2020
One year Lloyd & Brenda Douglas had a Christmas party @ their wonderful house on Elbow River, Brian was there & like most of us had some Christmas cheer, nothing specific and we talked at length- very fine fellow, one of the good “Uns”👊
PS a good hockey player (Saskatchewan legs, I guess🤔?)
Very sad to hear this!
7 October 2020
Dear Shelley, MacKenzie & Kayla, Katie & Myk,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Brian was such a wonderful person and you are all in our hearts and our deepest sympathies go out to you all. Brian was so special as he was always positive, smiling, and upbeat. He was always interested in everyone and was so kind and generous and willing to lend a hand. I will always remember how he made you feel important in his presence and could always make you smile and laugh. He was a great storyteller and lived his life to the fullest. He fought hard to the very end with such poise and grace. It was a privilege to have Brian as an uncle and friend and he will be dearly missed.
Love Campion, Brian, and family.
4 October 2020
2016 progress national convention in Newfoundland. Brian was our chauffeur showing us the local sites.