CARDIGAN - The “Mayor” of Cardigan has died.
The exuberant and energetic Noel Wilson, who still lived in his Cardigan home with his wife Helen, died overnight Sunday at the Kings County Memorial Hospital according to those close.
The ninety-year-old Wilson was a shining example of community service and garnered the endearing title of “Mayor” of the tiny village in Kings County because of his dedication to his community.
In 2003, he was awarded the Order of P.E.I. and confirmed as an outstanding volunteer “who always believed in doing what he could to make the world a better place.”
Wilson worked for CN and served on the Cardigan Village Council for 28 years — almost all as chair.
He also served with the P.E.I. Federation of Municipalities, Canadian Parks and Recreation, and for many years in varying capacities with the Cardigan Recreation Commission, Lions Club, United Way, baseball organizer and coach, teacher, volunteer fireman, Red Cross swim program coordinator, and even the official “flooder and stove stoker” for the Cardigan outdoor rink.
He was also known for making the best Scotch eggs in Kings County.
Wilson is survived by his wife Helen (nee MacEachern) children Paula Wilson-Walsh (Pius), Suzanne Carr (Jim), Jane Wilson and Mark Wilson and four grandchildren.
Resting at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Cardigan for visitation on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held Thursday, Aug. 28, at All Saints Roman Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m.