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Fleming (nee Allen)

January 18, 1929 – August 2, 2019

Wilma  Fleming (nee Allen)
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Wilma Fleming (nee Allen)

The warmest of hearts, Wilma Fleming (nee Allen) was a gentle soul who loved deeply and unconditionally. She passed away peacefully at the age of 90 on August 2, 2019. Family and friends were her passion and delight.

The centre of Wilma’s life was James Fleming, her loving husband of 65 years and their children, Marnie (Colin), Janet (Martin) and Thomas (Liz), along with five adoring grandchildren: Shane, Cole, and Brett Kierdorf and Kate and Quinn Fleming.

Wilma was born in Windsor, Ontario in 1929 and lived in this city she called “home” for most of her life. Her sister Bernice (Morris) and many close cousins brought her endless joy and comfort.

Wilma was a gifted educator specializing in reading readiness and literacy skills. Her talents quickly led her to a position as primary school coordinator for the Sandwich West School Board. She loved teaching and was well-loved by her students. Early married life found Wilma thriving in Leamington, Ontario in another role, that of motherhood.

In 1977 she obtained a BA from the University of Windsor and graduated the same day as her oldest daughter. She continued to teach both for the Windsor Hebrew Day School and the Windsor Board of Education.

She appreciated the interaction between learning and play and always encouraged her children to explore and embrace different cultures. Extended camping trips remain a source of family lore. While her artistic inclinations were many, she shone the brightest with her beautiful home and garden. She called her grandchildren “the flowers of our garden.”

Wilma embraced sports both as a participant and as a spectator. Her allegiance to the Detroit Tigers started as a young girl and continued with spring training trips to Florida. She not only supported the Tigers as a spectator but cheered loudly for her kids and grandkids at countless sporting events.

Wilma and Jim travelled to many beautiful countries but their rustic Lake Superior cottage was her special place; a devoted dog always at her side. Here, at day’s end, the Algoma sunsets gave her much pleasure and contentment. She lived a long life of tenderness, kindness and compassion.

The family wish to thank Wilma’s personal care givers: Linda, Jane, Stacey, Kelsey and Lisa for their compassion and care over these many months. A heartfelt thank you to Danijela Stankovic for her dedication, friendship and support.

If you so desire, donations to Brain Injury Association Windsor Essex, Youth Support Group or to Paulin Memorial Presbyterian Church would be appreciated by the family.

First Visitation

When Friday August 16, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Families First - South Windsor
3260 Dougall Ave
Windsor, ON N9E 1S6

Second Visitation

When Saturday August 17, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Paulin Memorial Church
3200 Woodland Ave.
Windsor, ON

Service Information

Saturday August 17, 2019 11:00am
Paulin Memorial Church
3200 Woodland Ave.
Windsor, ON
Service Extra Info
Burial at Windsor Memorial Gardens.