LYNN LUBY WILSON (nee KUZ)
A resident of Ridgetown, Lynn Wilson passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Monday, January 8, 2018, at age 81.
Born in St Catharines, Lynn was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mychalina (Cholowski) Kuz, and the well-loved wife of Robert Wilson for 29 years.
Mother of Larry (Gloria) Luby of Toronto, Richard (Arlene) Luby of Chatham, Robert (Shelley) Luby of LaSalle, and stepson Peter Jon Wilson of Toronto.
Grandmother of Dr. Alison Luby, Laura (David) Orr, Ryan Luby, Derek Luby, Colin Luby, Alexandra Luby, and Aidan (Rachael) Luby.
Step Grandchildren Dr. Mallory Wiper (Frazier) and Travis (Amy) Wiper.
Step Great grandchild Landon Wiper.
Lynn was an amazing woman. She lived and worked the first 40 years of her life in Toronto, where is raised her three sons. Her many talents and versatility allowed her to pursue a variety of careers, including being a teacher, an Executive Secretary at Canada Packers and Taylor Instruments, and the owner of a Personnel Agency. In the mid 1970’s, Lynn moved to Ridgetown to begin the next chapter of her life, where she immediately became involved in the local community. She owned and operated Luby’s Mini Marts and Lear Travel and Tours. Lynn’s outgoing and engaging personality allowed her to make many friends and in 1985, she was elected to Ridgetown Council and served three consecutive terms. She generously donated her time, money and energy to many volunteer organizations, including IODE, Ridgehouse Museum, the Diabetes Association and Rotary.
In 1988 she married the love of her life Robert Wilson. Together they spent many happy years enjoying family and friends. She loved to travel and they enjoyed memorable trips and cruises in many parts of the world. In 2001 she travelled for the first time to Kyiv, Ukraine, for the 10th anniversary of independence. In 2005 she returned and was able to visit the village her father was born in and connected with long lost relatives. One of her favourite local destinations with family was the Bavarian themed town of Frankenmuth, Michigan, where she loved to visit Bronner’s Christmas Store, Zehnder’s and the Bavarian Inn.
The most important thing in Lynn’s life was her family. She always remembered the special dates and occasions. She loved a party and made every family gathering a festive occasion.
Visitation will be held at the McKinlay Funeral Home 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown, on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 PM.
A private Family Funeral Service will be held.
Donations made to the Diabetes Association of Canada in memory of Lynn would be greatly appreciated.
Online condolences may be left at “www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com”