Luella Wilson passed away quickly and quietly in Calgary in the early evening of Tuesday, December 5, 2006, with her loving husband Don and their caring daughter, Clair Paulson at her side.
Luella was born in Calgary, the youngest child of Frederick Stephen Mannix and Byryid Helen Mannix (nee Fitzpatrick). She grew up with her sisters, Eleanor, Alice, Florence and Margaret and her brother Frederick Charles Mannix in a lively and loving family, and was predeceased by them all.
Luella graduated from the University of British Columbia with Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce degrees in 1941. She met her future husband Eric Donald Wilson also of Calgary in 1944. They were later engaged and got married on December 28, 1945 only two weeks after Don returned from WWII. Over the course of their wonderful sixty year and eleven month marriage, Luella and Don raised six children. “Big Lu” was a superb mother to her children, a beautiful, supportive and vibrant wife to her husband Don and a tireless friend to so many close friends and relatives in Toronto, Regina and finally Calgary where the family lived during the course of Don’s career with Imperial Oil Limited. She also spent a delightful twenty-five winters in Maui, Hawaii where she carried on with all of her Calgary friends who were there and also made many new friends. Luella volunteered in the local community and Catholic Church.
Besides her loving husband Don, Luella is survived by her six children and their spouses, Ken and Stephanie, Paul and Audrey, David and Rosemary, Mike and Marsha, Clair and Jamie Paulson, Jim Wilson and Marilyn Boston; seventeen grandchildren, Jessica, Jordan, Dominique, Erik, Ashley (Lee), Ryan, Clair, Kerri, Mark, Tanner, Julie, Christo, Danny, Luke, Tara, Shannon and Alexandra; as well as one great- granddaughter Tayla.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral (219 – 18th Avenue S.W.) on Saturday, December 9, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Lawrence Bagnall, Presider. Forward condolences throughwww.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Catholic Family Service, #250, 707 – 10 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 0B3.
In living memory of Luella Wilson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences