Rosemary ‘Mary’ Melinda Wilson (née Googh) passed away peacefully at Norview Lodge, Simcoe, Ontario in Canada on November 20, 2018 in her 88th year.

Mary was born in Falmouth to Tommy and Nellie Googh (née Berryman) of 4 Bar Terrace (shopkeepers of the Bar Lane shop).

Dear mother of David Wilson (Jill Steen) of Simcoe, Canada, and Michael Wilson (Wai-Ching Hon) of Cambridge, England. Grandmother of Tyler, Todd and Kyla, and great grandmother to Nellie. Mary, the eldest of three, was predeceased by her brother Mickey Googh and is survived by brother Johnny Googh.

Mary had a lively upbringing with many cousins, aunts and uncles on her mother’s side in the town. These days anchored her through hardships later in her life. She attended Miss Rules School and Falmouth High School for Girls. After finishing school, she had a job in a shoe shop in Falmouth.

When her best friend Betty Rowse passed away she made up her mind to train as a nurse in London in 1948.

After contracting TB in the hospital, she went on to work in the early GCA radar trucks at Heathrow airport where she met her life-long friends Mary (née Wright) and Alex ‘Mac’ McLennan (RCAF). Mary enjoyed London greatly especially the West End musicals of the day.

Eventually Mary married London-born John Wilson (RCAF). After a few postings in Europe, where their two sons were born, they immigrated to Canada where they raised their family in Ontario. After settling in Waterloo, Mary worked as a bookkeeper, having a natural affinity for numbers, and eventually as office manager, ushering the computer age into a large Mennonite company before she retired.

Mary spent her most recent decade in Simcoe, Ontario, but started her retirement on Vancouver Island with her dear friends, Mary and Mac McLennan from her days at Heathrow. Mary also made many trips to be reunited with her dear family and relatives in Falmouth. These were some of her happiest days.

Mary’s upbringing in Falmouth imbued her with a love of the beauty in nature, especially the sea, and sailing ships, which never left her. Mary loved a good laugh, a good gab and listening to singing. Some of her favorite past times were knitting and hooking rugs and she did her own bookkeeping until recent years.

She is missed greatly by family and friends.

Cremation will take place with a celebration of life in Falmouth at a later date. The family would like to thank the excellent staff of Norview Lodge for their dedicated care. Memorial donations to Norview Lodge would be appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to THE FERRIS FUNERAL HOME, 214 Norfolk St., S., Simcoe, Ontario (519-426-1314). Online condolences at