William Thomas (Bill) Wilson

17th July 1930 - 31st December 2020
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Wilson William Thomas (Bill) Passed away peacefully at Southland Hospital, surrounded by his loving family on 31 December 2020, aged 90 years. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Joy, a much loved and cherished father and father-in-law of Brent and Linda,loved grandad of Kimberley, Katelyn and Abby, loved step-grandad of Jeremiah, Daniel, Micaela and Sam. A much loved brother and brother-in-law of Helen (Nellie)* and Alan, Fay and Eric Wardle, loved uncle of Helen, Alan, Bev, Garry, Carole, Kaylene, Bruce and Barbara, specially loved cousin of Donna and husband Peter. Special thanks to caregiver Trish Sinclair and the Tuatapere Medical Centre, St Johns Ambulance, Southland Hospital and a very special thanks to the Ohai Volunteer Fire Brigade, especially CFO John Hogg. In accordance with Bill’s wishes, a small service was held at the Nightcaps Cemetery on Wednesday the 6th of January, 2021. Messages can be sent to the Wilson family at 1439 Birchwood Wairio Road, RD 1, Otautau. On line tributes may be left on Bill’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes Mum was able to take care of Dad in his final days. Dad, you’ve spent your earthly lifetime looking after your flock and tending your fields, so now the good lord has called, as he now needs someone to look after his flock and tend his fields and he only wanted the best shepherd there is. *Denotes deceased. 


My sympathy to Joy, Brent and families. I have lovely memories as a child being taken out to the farm to see Aunty Jean, Hec and Bill. From then on there were many occasions where my family and Bill and Joy met up and there were always lots of laughs.
The Dennys and the Wilsons ........though our loved ones have gone we will always treasure our times together.
Margaret Baillie ( née Denny), Invercargill
Sorry for your loss Joy and family... Bill will be so missed even though we caught up with him sporadically at shearing time or when we seen him along the road from your place and we stopped to have a yarn ... he will be remembered with the fondest of memories and as always with great admiration for his work ethics and love of his surrounding area. HE is so much part of the fabric and history of Ohai that will forever be part of the legend of this place...Moe mai e koro...Rest peacefully.
Pete and Rose Baldwin, Ohai