Wilmer M. Willis, RR 2 Lyndhurst, a prominent member of the Eastern Ontario agricultural community and owner of Gateview Farm Equipment on Sydenham Road, Kingston, died suddenly Wed., Nov. 26. He was in his 62nd year.
He was an ardent support of the Junior Farmers Association of Ontario and local 4-H clubs and also supported area hockey teams and heritage organizations. He was a member of the Seeley’s Bay Chamber of Commerce and worked every year on the Lyndhurst Santa Claus Parade.
He was a past member of the New Holland Dealers Council and Gateview is a member of the Canada East Equipment Dealers Association (CEEDA, formerly know as ORFEDA).
He was the son of Jean Willis of Perth and the late James Willis and is also survived by his wife, Janet Watson (Lee); children Kelly (Ron) Dupuis of Morrisburg and Julie (John) Scott of Perth and step-children Brian Lee (Sue Cameron-Day) of RR 2 Lyndhurst and Kim (Brent) Ingram of Portland. He was predeceased by step-son Dwayne Lee and by granddaughter Cassandra Lee.
He was the dear brother of Bill (Betty) Willis of Cornwall, Benjamin Willis of Perth and David (Susan) Willis of Sharbot Lake. He is fondly remembered by grandchildren Ashleigh, Joseph, Ella, Josie, Tiffany, Dylan, Shawnee, Brandon and Caleb. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. The family received friends at the Scotland Funeral Home, 27 Main Street, Elgin on Sun., Nov. 30 from 2-4 and 7-9 and the funeral service was held from the funeral home chapel on Mon., Dec. 1. Interment was at Lillies Baptist Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, the Junior Farmers Association or the charity of your choice will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Expressions of sympathy can be left at www.scotlandfuneralhome.c