Brian Francis Wilson 18th August 1930 – 7th September 2020 (Copy) (Copy) (Copy)

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Death Notice


WILSON - Brian Francis

18.08.1930 - 07.09.2020

Passed away peacefully at Horsham, aged 90 years surrounded by loved ones.

Dearly loved husband of Maria for over 64 years.

Beloved father of Josie, Peter, Polly and Julia, father-in-law to Brad, Helen & Todd (dec).

Proud Grandfather to Bonnie & James, Ralphe, Sarah, Amanda, Thomas, Sebastion, John and Great Grandfather to Andrea.

A loving, gentle man.

You will be sadly missed and in our hearts forever.

Messages of Condolence or Wonderful Memories ............ (Please send to for inclusion)

**** From Brad ****

Brian has been my father-in-law for the past 38yrs which is longer than I knew my own wonderful dad for.

Brian was a very sharp minded, kind and gentle man who loved his beautiful wife Maria and his children and grandchildren.

I always had one regret, and that was not telling my dad how much I loved him before he died.

So I said to Brian as he laid there in his bed in the front lounge at home, "Brian, I have something I want to tell you."

He weakly turned his head and looked at me, and with what little strength he had, he managed to pull his right hand out from under the sheet and shake my hand and then put it back under the sheet.

I said, "Brian, I want you to know how privileged and honoured I feel to have you as my father-in-law. You're a man I love dearly and have the utmost respect for. I love you and I'm going to miss you dreadfully."

He turned his head and looked at me, and gave me a knowing nod.

Farewell Brian, my heart aches for you and you will be forever in my thoughts.

Your loving son-in-law Brad.


**** From Helen **** - Driving Ms Helen

Dadda was my driver in life, literally and spiritually he was always my guide, my courage, my strength and my light.

He directed me towards whichever path I went to and supported me even when it was one that needed tweaking. Sometimes the redirect was quick and other times it was longer, but Dada did not mind he jumped into his seat and said where do I need to take you.

No distance was to long or road to hard, he alway got straight into that drivers seat and drove me wherever I needed to go.

Dada was so committed to being my driver when we made the decision to relocate to Western Australia he drove my love and all of my precious things all the way to Perth to support me.

My road and journey now seems scary, dark and unsure without my driver, but, as the fog lifts and the hurt and pain eases, I know you will always be sitting right beside me, the voice in my head and the light in my heart continuing to redirect me when needed on to the right road and always continuing to drive in the seat next to me.

I love you so much My Dadda.


**** From Bonnie ****

Grandpa, 18/8/1930 - 7/9/2020. You were truly one of a kind.

The kindest most loving grandfather a granddaughter could ask for. From picking me up from school from reception to year 3, having your lovely chats with the other mothers waiting to pick up their children. They adored you just as much as I do.

You will be sorely missed by all and I can’t fathom the world without you. I just know you’re up there looking down on us, hoping we keep our cars washed, you had so much pride and dignity in everything.

I will always remember resting and falling asleep on your tummy, it was always so comfortable and comforting.

The 5+ years that you got to spend with Andrea will stay with her and I forever. I wish you didn’t have to leave us but heaven needed a new angel.

I will never forget all of the advice and love you showed and told me Grandpa.

I love you so much and always will.


**** Ralphe ****

Brian Wilson (grandpa) 18/8/1930 - 7/9/2020.

It's starting to really hit that I won't see you again for a while.

The things you taught me over the years that I've been alive will be with me forever.

Such a hard working man that didn't like things being done for him.

Never gave up and always always had a firm handshake. Even at the end.

Unfortunately I can't find any photos of us together. RIP and I'll see you again one day.


**** Amanda ****

Grandpa 18/8/1930-7/9/2020

You were such a kind, strong and loving grandpa to all of us.

I feel so grateful and lucky to have been by your side over your last days with us.

We love you more than anything and are missing you so much already.


**** Josie ****

Our darling Dad 18/8/1930 - 7/9/2020.

So sad that you’re gone Dad but you taught us so much over so many years And we treasure those memories AND the lessons!

You were and always will be so loved by us all.


**** Polly ****

Brain Wilson 18/08/30 07/09/20.

My Dad .

We were your world and you were ours.

Our strength is because of you.

Our family is because of you.

We will love you always And in our hearts you are forever.


**** Sarah ****

7/9/2020 Our beautiful Grandpa forever in our hearts.


**** Bob McGee ****


My sincere condolences to you and to all the Wilson family.

It was just great to know 'Uncle Brian' over the years and it was clear from the outset to me even as a little kid that Brian put family as the highest priority.

And along with 'Aunty Maria' he built a beautiful one.

A visit to The Wilson's always felt like a wonderful family visit despite that I was not related.

Thank you Brian.

Bob McGee
California, USA


**** Yvonne Bright ****

Fond memories of a calm and gentle man surrounded by a beautiful family.

Brian had endless patience as we had noisy holiday sleepovers at the Wilson's ~50 years ago where there was always fun and love for all.

Hiding in the back of the car, unforgettable milk round adventures in the middle of the night with Polly and so many memories of working at the Springvale Rd milk bar in my teenage years too.

My heartfelt condolences to all the extended family.

I hope the memories bring some comfort at this time of loss .

RIP uncle Brian.

With love

Yvonne & Jenny xx

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