Beatrice Marguerite (Wilton)Wilhelm passed away peacefully October 26, 2021, with family by her side, 1 day before her 96th birthday at Spruce Lodge, Stratford, where she was lovingly cared for.  She was born October 27, 1925, to James & Jennie Mae Wilton in Stratford.

She was predeceased by her husband Abram Winter Wilhelm (1981) and their son Glenn Abram Wilhelm (1971) and now joins them in love and peace.

Bea was born and grew up in Stratford and lived in Kingwood all her married life until moving back to Stratford in 1988.  She was an active member of the Brunner Women’s Institute and led many 4-H Clubs. She worked alongside Abe on their mink ranch in Kingwood and cultivated large vegetable and flower gardens.

Loving Mom of Bruce (Laurene) Wilhelm, Glenn Wilhelm (1971) and Carol (Ron) Horst.

She was blessed with 6 granddaughters, Bruce’s daughters, Paula (Brian) & Fawn (Barry), Carol’s daughters, Tracy (Chad), Christa (Mark), Cindy (Jason) & Lindsay (Mac) and 16 great grandchildren, who meant the world to her and who have many happy memories of Grandma to cherish, especially the many cards, Yahtzee and Scrabble games that she played until last week.

Bea is survived by one sister-in-law, Phyllis Wilhelm and was predeceased by her sisters and brothers in law, Enid Wilton, Shirley & William Sangster, Jean & Donald Glaab, brothers and sisters in law from the Wilhelm family, Jessie & Robert Beehler, Sadie & Borden Wolfe, Nelson & Mary Wilhelm, Ralph & Eileen Wilhelm, Harry Wilhelm.

She is also survived by many nieces and nephews from the Wilton and Wilhelm family.

We would like to thank the staff at Woodland Towers and Spruce Lodge for their loving, but professional and compassionate care for Mom over the years.  She loved you as her family.

 A private family service will be held at W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Hurons Street, Stratford on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. those wishing to join the family from their homes can do so by clicking view livestream under Beatrice’s obituary.

As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Spruce Lodge Foundation, Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth or a charity of your choice through the funeral home. 519.271.7411. www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com

 

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