A private graveside service will take place at Hillside Cemetery with Rev. Jeffrey Lackie officiating.
In memory of
Winnifred Wilson
June 03, 1930 - June 03, 2022 - Age 92

Winnifred “Win” Wilson of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Al Wilson, passed away on her 92nd birthday, June 3, 2022. She leaves to cherish her memory two children, Graeme Wilson (Sharon Hayward) and Joan Wilson (Darwin Leacock); five grandchildren, Amy (Tim), Tyrell, Cordell, Cole and Alexis; one sister Joan Hoekstra. Win was predeceased by her husband Al on April 28, 2019; one grandson Evan; her parents Jennie and John Hobbelink; one brother Morris and one sister Frieda.

After graduating from the Galt School of Nursing, Lethbridge, Alberta in 1952 as a RN, Win worked in several facilities, eventually specializing as a NICU nurse at the Medicine Hat Hospital. Long before air ambulances existed, she rode in the back of a station wagon that was equipped as a neonatal ambulance, transporting critically ill babies to Calgary. Her training and dedication saved many little lives. She retired after 30 years of service. She was a huge advocate of breastfeeding and a founding member of the Medicine Hat Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group. After retiring from nursing, she became a Prenatal Educator at the Health Unit. She made a positive impact on the lives of countless mothers, fathers, and babies. Through the Medicine Hat Support Group and many other volunteer organizations, Win shared her heart, home, and telephone line 24 hours a day to the families of Medicine Hat and area. She offered emotional, financial, and practical support wherever there was a need.

Win was a member of St. John’s Presbyterian Church for over 67 years, her deep and steadfast faith sustained and uplifted her throughout her life.

She was married to the love of her life, Al for 64 years. Together they were loving parents and true partners to each other and their community. They passionately believed that they had a responsibility to make the world a better place for everyone, regardless of heritage, religion, economic position, or social standing.

Win will be greatly missed and forever loved by her family and friends.

Thank you to Dr. Jeraj, and the amazing staff of Good Samaritan Society for the tender care provided to her during her last days.

Those who wish to remember Win with a donation may do so to the Food Bank in their community.  

A private graveside service will take place at Hillside Cemetery with Rev. Jeffrey Lackie officiating. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Win Wilson

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Message from Barry and Vivian Dooley June 07, 2022
Please accept our condolences on the passing of your mother. She truly was a beautiful lady
Barry and Vivian Dooley
Message from Kathryn Eaton June 07, 2022
My beloved brother-in-law died 38 years ago, just before my daughter was born. Win did not know me personally yet she came to the hospital on her day off to hold and rock my baby so I could attend the funeral knowing my daughter was being comforted. This is a kindness which touched me deeply. Win’s compassionate and caring nature touched many lives.
Kathryn Eaton
Message from Nancy Seeley June 07, 2022
Please accept my condolences on the passing of your mom. I was a HCA at her former home at CVF. Win and I had a great connection. She was always willing to chat, and was always interested in what I had to say. Even after I no longer worked in Health care, but still working
at the facility, when we would see each other, she would light up. And always blow me a kiss.
Such a sweet, kind hearted gal.
Nancy Seeley
Message from Rebecca Hofer June 07, 2022
MY CONDOLENCE TO THE FAMILIES OF WINIFRED Wilson. The memories of your Dear mother will always be with me what she did for our Son getting him to nurse she was the best and most caring nurse with helping with breast feeding. I had great love for her. God is GOOD I sure she will be missed but she is together with her loved ones.
Rebecca Hofer
Message from Sharon Wright Plato June 07, 2022
Winnie was my Sunday School teacher in the 1950's at Riverside Presbyterian Church and later a wonderful mentor and friend as we worked together in the Nursery at Medicine Hat Hospital in the 60's . She was so calm and kind, and would have been a treasure to her family. I send you all a hug from Penticton.
Sharon Wright Plato
Message from Dana Garden June 08, 2022
Sincere condolences are expressed in the passing of your mom and sister. Win and Al were special friends to our parents and we have fond memories of times together. Win will be remembered for her warmth and generosity.
Dana Garden
Message from Charlene and Chuck June 09, 2022
Joan, Graeme and families, thinking of you all. We are very sorry for the passing of your Mom/Grandmother. She was a kind, wonderful lady. Big hugs to you all.
Charlene and Chuck
Message from Rick and Dodie McDonald l June 15, 2022
Condolences to Joan, Graeme and families. Win was a very kind and caring lady.
Rick and Dodie McDonald l