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Dr. Robert George “Bob” Wilson

March 20, 2024

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Robert George “Bob” Wilson, who passed away peacefully in his home on March 20, 2024 at the age of 80, with his loving wife by his side.  Born on March 24, 1943, Bob grew up and completed his education in Windsor, Ontario, earning his PhD in Physics at the University of Windsor.  He was an experimental physicist and taught at Durham and Seneca Community Colleges before joining the Mathematics and Science division of Fanshawe College in 1972, where he was a professor for 36 years.  Bob’s accomplishments included designing and setting up the Science Lab Technology program, serving as Science Coordinator, and later serving as Mathematics Coordinator before retiring in 2008.  Bob’s non-academic interests included sports, with baseball and horse racing being his favourites, the stock market, camping, a passion for travel, and playing cards and board games, especially euchre, with family and friends.  He was also an animal lover, who will be missed by his grand-pets Dallas, Guinness, and Rory.  Bob was active in the North London community, serving as assistant coach on his children’s baseball and hockey teams.  He was an excellent role model and inspiration for others.  He will be remembered for his remarkable kindness, generosity, consideration, and his dedication to carefully and rigorously helping and teaching others, having been compared in appearance and demeanor to the late television host Fred (Mister) Rogers.

Beloved husband of Anna Wilson for 52 years.  Predeceased by parents Jean (Smith) and George Wilson.  Dear father to Timothy (Lyndsay) Wilson and Patrick (Karen) Wilson.  Proud grandfather to Nicholas Wilson.  Brother of James (Patricia) Wilson.  Predeceased by brother John Wilson (surviving spouse Dianne).  Brother-in-law to Susan Greer (late Kenneth), Maryann Volney (late Cyril), Richard (Wanda) Shedlowich, Robert (Sandi) Shedlowich, and Lori Shedlowich-Rolph.  Greatly loved, and deeply missed by many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, Bob’s family requests that donations be made to the London Health Sciences Foundation – Myeloma Research (, the London and District Myeloma Support Group (, or the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON;

Forever loved and always in our hearts.

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I respected Bob alot for his knowledge and education and his kindness. He was a great man and a good mentor. I am glad to have known him. A wonderful human being.

~ Mike Firmin

Greatly loved, deeply missed. Rest in peace, dear Bob.

~ Cherie Tam

To Anna and family, my family send our deepest condolences on the passing of Bob. I want to expressed my love and remembrance of Bob as one of deep appreciation and kindness. I am remembering Bob as a kind, humble and simple person who shared his gift through his understanding of the complexities of life. I am very happy to had met him, he will always be a part of my family, and his influence on my son is very appreciated. I am thankful for the many ways Bob shared his life, farewell to a beautiful person. Please be comforted knowing that he was simply wonderful.

~ Dorette Kelly-Olugbuyi

To Patrick and family, my sincerest condolences on your loss. Your dad sounded like a wonderful man and left a great legacy behind through his family and accomplishments. Take care all, and continue to keep his memory alive.

~ Mike Cino

' I have always admired what he achieved in his life and the life he & Anna built together. It is an awful decease & I know first hand because my longtime friend who lived with me for the last seven years of his life went through the same before passing eight years ago. It is a courageous fight ,however everyone needs to know how much it takes out on the spouse. Not only taking them to Appointments but how inadvertently they take everything out on you. How you need to be strong & Liason person to family. You do everything for the patient that no one knows. You make food to entice them to eat You wake up multiple times in the night to see if they are still breathing You bathe them You are their everything I admire Anna & hope everyone will rally for her & understand

~ Carol Ann Johnston

A donation has been made to LHSF Cancer program. Message from the donator: Sorry to hear about your dad Tim, thinking of you and your family. Take care and cherish your memories.

~ Maxine & Dan McClory

Anna and Family Linda and I were so sorry to hear of Bob 's passing. Wish you all our condolences in his loss. I have often wished we lived closer. Especially in times like this. Love Chuck and Linda and Family

~ Charles and Linda Joyce

My deepest sympathies to Mr Wilson's family and friends. I happened upon his obituary when I was looking for another one. I was drawn to it and as I began reading it was so touched by the picture it painted about your loved one. I even read parts of it out loud to my husband. When my time is here I hope someone takes the time to reflect on my life in this way and is able to capture such a beautiful picture of my contribution to this world. I hope it isn't to off-putting that I chose to leave this message. After deciding to leave a note here I read the name and got goose bumps as my grandfather's name was Robert Wilson. His son, my uncle was named after him and I have always known him as Uncle Bob. I am 52 years old, so was born approximately the year Mr Wilson must have married as I noted they were married for 52 years! To his wife, I would just like to say I am so very sorry for the grief you must feel. Your Love (now matter who wrote this obituary) is reflected in it's eloquently chosen words so I hope you are able to wrap yourself in those memories and find some peace in the coming months. I lost my first husband to cancer so I know this kind of grief and it never leaves you but with time it does becomes manageable. To Mr Wilson's Children, I have lost all three of my parents. My mother who I lost 9 months after my husband, my dad who adopted me, that I lost when I was 20, and my Biological father who I lost 4 years ago. The loss of a parent is life changing and a grief that nobody understands until they experience it. This is true of every kind of grief I suppose but losing a parent comes with a kind of vulnerability that leaves you so open to both your childhood memories and your adult ones. Wishing you all peace as you navigate this very difficult loss, with deepest condolences, Tammie

~ Tammie Andrews

Jerry and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Bob will be greatly missed by many. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.

~ Donna and Jerry Farrow

Services for Dr. Robert George “Bob” Wilson

Visitation will be held at:
Westview Funeral Chapel
709 Wonderland Road North,
London, Ontario

March 27, 2024 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Funeral Service will be held at:
Westview Funeral Chapel
709 Wonderland Road North,
London, Ontario

March 27, 2024 12:00 pm

Interment will be held at:
Forest Lawn Funeral Home
2001 Dundas Street,
London, Ontario

March 27, 2024 3:00 pm

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London Health Sciences Foundation – Myeloma Research

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Victorian Order of Nurses

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