John Henry Wilson, long-time resident of West Branch, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 5, 2021, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, Halifax.
Born on August 26, 1953, John was a son of the late Leonard and Rosalind (Cluney) Wilson.
John was a grumpy but playful soul who will be remembered fondly by his friends, foes, and enemies alike for his meticulous and skilled abilities to repair anything with a cog, wheel or engine. He would often say with a bounce in his step and smile, “It’s easier to be a doctor than a mechanic, because the human body doesn’t change like a car”. John spent countless hours working in his shop in West Branch. His boom box remained on for the last 30 years playing a steady stream of rock and roll. John enjoyed socializing and bantering with his neighbours while fixing their lawn mowers, chain saws, cars, and snowblowers. In addition to engines, John loved beer, his loyal cat Gilbert, his truck, and memories of good times. He was proud of his time working for Air Inuit and treasured working with his friend Tony at Best Way TV. John enjoyed a good argument. He was passionate about expressing his opinions and was not shy when he had something to say. He possessed an admirable stubbornness, which suited his courageous spirit. John appreciated his long-lasting friendship, back to school days, with his friend, Ian MacKay and wife, Eunice.
Surviving are his sons, Shawn and Steven; grandchildren, Samuel and Amanda; brother, Stanley (Christie) and James (Marlene).
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Jessie; sister, Marilyn.
In honour of John, his final wishes will be carried out.
John requested that Dr. Robert Bush be thanked for the care and compassion he has shown to him over the years and further wished to convey his respect and admiration.
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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at P & K MacDonald Funeral Home