Donald Victor Wiley passed away suddenly at his home, in his 86th year, on Sunday, December 6, 2020. Don was born January 20, 1935 in the rural area of west St. Catharines. He was a proud farmer and well-known member of the Rockway community.
Don will be greatly missed by his beloved wife of 64 years Bette (Walpole); his sons David (Mary), Greg, and Jamie (Sharon); and his grandchildren, Philip, Sarah and Rachel Wiley.
Don was one of six sons of George and Elsie Wiley (Davis). He was predeceased by his brothers John (Ruth), Keith (Helen) and Clair (June). He is survived by his brothers Warren (Catherine) and Bill (Barb).
Don attended Mountview Public School and St. Catharines Collegiate. He completed a year at General Motors Institute in Flint, Michigan (now Kettering University), before returning home to farm in partnership with his brothers.
Don always supported innovative changes in the farming business and believed in making improvements for the future. In his 86th year, he still worked actively on the farm, as time permitted.
Don took an interest in community and fellowship, serving with various Masonic lodges, the West St. Catharines Businessmen’s Association, and the Bertie and Clinton Mutual (BCM) Insurance Board of Directors. He was an enthusiastic baseball fan and enjoyed a good game of euchre or cribbage.
Cremation has taken place, and a private family interment will follow at Rockway Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.
Funeral arrangements have been made with Lampman Funeral Home in Fenwick. Please visit www.lampmanfuneralhome.com to leave an online condolence.
Donations in Don’s memory may be made to the Niagara Fund of the Niagara Community Foundation, by going online, at: https://niagaracommunityfoundation.org/donors/donate-now; or by calling 905-684-8688, extension 24.
25 thoughts on “DONALD VICTOR WILEY”
Our deepest sympathies to you all, our thoughts are with you. Tim and Annie North and the Kobe family
Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with whole WILEY family
Deepest sympathies to your family ,..
fondest memories of Uncle Don
Don was a man who you could count on and be proud to call a friend
Many fond memories of our times together. Our sympathies for your loss.
Dale and Karen Hagar
Dave, Mary, Bette and family, send our deepest sympathy to you all.
My sympathies to the Wiley family. I have wonderful memories of Mr. Wiley and his enthusiasm and support for many fastball teams over the years. He was always very kind to me and generous with his time. He will be missed very much.
Our deepest sympathies to Bette, David, Greg, Jamie and family. Many fond childhood memories. Our thoughts are with you.
Sending you all our love from the Eadie family. Thinking about you! Our deepest condolences.
-Janice and Harry
Our thoughts and prayers are with Bette and all the family at this very stressful time of their lives 🙏❣️. It was nice having an extremely short visit with Don and Bette as they were driving around this past summer.
Anne & Dan Roscoe
Sending our deepest condolences to Dave, Greg, Jamie and families and especially your Mom at this very sad time.
Blair and Will Janzen and family
It always was a pleasure speaking with Don. I looked forward to seeing both Don & Betty at the events of BCM. He will be missed. My condolences to the family.
Enjoyed time spent with Don Wiley, whether trips to meetings through the Mutual insurance industry, Bertie and Clinton meetings or discussions about the grape/wine industry. Sending words of comfort to the family.
I knew Don through his son and my best man Greg. Don was deeply respected and admired by his sons and was very proud of David,Greg and Jamie. My deepest sympathies go out to Mrs Wiley and the boys.
Our sincerest condolences to all the Wiley family. Don had a great sense of humour and always shared his latest good clean joke whenever we met.He was a true gentleman, always respectful, friendly, full of life, and generous in sharing his philosophy, views, and knowledge. We are so sorry for your loss. Ernie & Luba
David, Mary & Family; We convey our deepest sympathies upon the passing of your beloved Father. A life well lived with compassion, much pride and many accomplishments. I always enjoyed my conversations with Don in shared times in the P & C Mutual Family. He was a knowledgeable farmer, grower and community-minded, all of which endeared him to his colleagues in Agriculture, Mutual Insurance Industry, the Community-at-large and his family.May God grant you His Peace and Grace throughout this time of deep personal loss.
Dear Aunt Betty, David, Greg, Jamie and extended families. Both Kelli my daughter and I express our deepest condolences to you all at this time with the passing of Uncle Don as our heart felt thoughts and prayers are with you. ❤️🙏 Doug and Kelli Bulmer and family
Marty & Diane Dorst
Greg and family, on behalf of your mountie family at Toronto Airport Detachment, I’d like to send our deepest condolences during this sad time. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
My sincere sympathy to the Wiley family for their loss
Bette, Dave, Mary, Phil, Sarah & Rachel, May the care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Our most sincere condolences.
Very saddened to hear the news about the passing of Mr Wiley. I have been a longtime friend of his son Greg. Although I did not have the pleasure of meeting his dad or mom, I know that Greg spoke with great admiration and respect for them both as parents to him and his brothers. My thoughts and prayers are with Greg, his mom and the family at this difficult time.
Dave and Mary, sincere condolences on the passing of your dad. I will always remember him as a staunch defender of agriculture and it’s future in the Niagara Region.
My deepest sympathies go out to he Wiley family.will always remember Don as a true farmer,and interesting man to talk to.Prayers to his family .
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