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Richard Wilson

May 25, 1948 August 14, 2012

Richard Wilson 64, of Bradenton, Florida formerly of Almont passed away Tuesday August 14 at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.  He was born May 25, 1948 in Woking, England the son of John and Elizabeth (Williams) Wilson.  Richard spent most of his adult life in Almont, moving to Florida in the early1990s.  He was a retired Almont Township Firefighter, member of the Imlay City Eagles, the Moose Lodge, Disabled American Veterans and volunteered for the Lee County Sheriffs Department and Crisis Unit.  He was a survivor of Hodgkins Lymphoma in the early 1970s then beat prostate cancer earlier this year.  Richard was proud to live in the Eagles Community in Florida and came back to Almont, Imlay City and Ontario, Canada yearly to visit family and friends.

He is survived by his first wife Sherry Wilson of Almont, one daughter Wanda (Roger Wilcox)Wilson-Wiederhold of Almont and one son Richard (April) Wilson of Almont, three grandchildren; Rebecca Wiederhold , Amanda Wilson and Austin Wilson all of Almont.  Also surviving are siblings; Patricia Nelson, Joan Nelson, John Wilson and Roy Wilson all of Ontario, Canada, his girlfriend Mary Lou Collins of Imlay City, many loved cousins, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Olive Irwin.

A Memorial Service will be held 1:00 pm, Saturday, August 25, 2012 at the Almont Twp. Fire Hall, @ 7487 Tubspring Rd.- Almont, MI 48003.  Arrangements were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home-Almont.  To sign the online guest book; please go to www.MuirBrothers.com.

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Wm. (Bill) Whalen
Date:
September 21, 2012

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My deepest condolences to all of Richards family, friends and particularly Sherry. I was talking with some friends last week and your names were mentioned in sharing stories of our younger years in Sault Ste. Marie.


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Sid Page
Date:
August 24, 2012

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Rich,RIP.I enjoyed the time together on in fire dept with you.See you on the other side.


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Pat and Jenny McDonald
Date:
August 23, 2012

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"The tears in my eyes I can wipe away, The ache in my heart will always stay" Rest in peace, Uncle Richard. Praying for you and your family.


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Jennifer McKelvie
Date:
August 22, 2012

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May God be with your family during this difficult time. May God provide you with strength.Here for you if you need anything. Love The McKelvie family


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Imlay City Firefighters
Date:
August 21, 2012

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The Imlay City FD wishes to extend our sympathy and our condolences the Rich Wilson family. Rich was a good firefighter and a Ive got your back kind of guy. He served the Almont and Lapeer County Fire service to the best of his ability. In doing so, he made a difference. Thank you for sharing Rich with us. Past and present Imlay City Firefighters


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Kip Reaves
Date:
August 21, 2012

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OMG ! I was shocked to hear of Richs passing this morning. My deepest sympathies go out to the Wilson family. Rich and I fought fires together, spent many hours on the LCFA CISD team together and we became friends. I am most proud of Rich being a long time friend. Rest in painless peace my brother.


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Jerry and Robin Nelson
Date:
August 21, 2012

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We cannot believe you are gone Richard. You have always been our "other brother". No matter what life threw at you you always had a smile and never complained. Our hearts are with Wanda, Richard and the grandchildren. Your Dad touched a lot of hearts and made us better people.


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Linda Tucker
Date:
August 17, 2012

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Rest in Peace Richard. You were a wonderful man who loved his family and friends very much. I am honored to have known you. I love your family very much and my thoughts and prayers are with all of them and you, in this time of grieving. Love you Wanda, Roger, Becky, Rich, April, Amanda and Austin.


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Keith Krider
Date:
August 17, 2012

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Richard, your family will be in the thoughts and prayers of my family. May the peace of the Lord find you and comfort you in this hour of need.

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