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1931 Reginald 2020

Reginald Mercer

July 28, 1931 — May 7, 2020

Muskoka Lakes

Reginald Wilson Mercer

Was born July 28 1931 Chamberlains, Newfoundland. Son of Muriel & Allan Mercer, he was one of five brothers. Grew up and raised on Chamberlains Road, Conception Bay South.

Wilson met Jennifer Meadus the love of his life while she was visiting NL one summer, Jenny was only 16 at the time Wilson 22, they married summer of 58 in Toronto. They moved back to NL and bought their 1st home in Windsor Heights, Portugal Cove to start a family. Son Jeffrey Wilson was born 1962 and daughter Rosalind Karen-Mae 1966. He moved his family to ON for work in 1967 and bought his home in Malton, Miss. He worked in refrigeration for Devon Ice Cream & Loblaws for several years then Brinks as Armoured Security. Was a very loving husband, amazing father to his 2 children and best friend to many. Lived 33yrs there till they finally found their forever home in Foots Bay, Muskoka. He & Jenny spent time going on daily outings, fishing, feeding the ducks and entertaining with family & friends until unfortunately Jenny’s passing Christmas 2005.

He continued his life surrounded by so many good friends and his family Jeff & Val and Roz & Corey to keep him entertained. They hosted an incredible surprise 80th birthday party for him at their cottage on Hamer Lake where he celebrated this very special milestone in his life with all his family & friends. He loved to fish, hunt, picking berries, chopping wood just being outdoors consumed most of his days. He especially loved to sing and dance oh and of course had to have that occasional glass of cottage rum to toast! He was the life of many parties and also a very good story teller with an incredible memory for date & facts. He created lifelong friendships and was always there to help a friend in need. He had a very loving heart and sole that was infectious to those around him.

Known by Wilson to all he was a loving husband, amazing father and good friend to so many.

If desired, memorial contributions to Manna Food Bank, Bracebridge greatly appreciated and may be arranged through Cavill Funeral Home.

Due to the Covid restrictions a celebration of life will be held at a later date.


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