Audrey “Dena” Wilson

Audrey “Dena” Wilson passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Chatham Kent Health Alliance at 65 years of age.  Dena and Bruce were married for 33 years prior to his passing in 2007.   She deeply loved her children Melinda Eldridge (Jeff), the late Matthew Wilson, Patricia denBoer, Bonnie Amaral (Andrew) and Nathan Wilson.  Her grandchildren were a wonderful blessing to her.  She will be missed by Avery, Mackenzie, Sydney, Zachary, the late Serenity, Isaiah, Destiny, Cody, Kaleb, Emma, Anderson and Aiden.   Dena will be remembered with love by her sisters Jean Frisina (Nat), the late Mary Lapierre, Matthew Milford Wilson (Line) and John Wilson (Karen).  She is survived by many nieces and nephews.  Her family and friends will remember Dena as a mentor, teacher and survivor,  She was giving and supportive.  Dena lifted others up with encouragement and kindness.  Her door was always open and she took care of her own family plus many “children of the heart”.  Dena was all of these wonderful things wrapped up in a little package of sass! There will be an evening memorial service to honour Dena on Tuesday, October 29th at 6 pm at Evangel Community Church.  In lieu of flowers, please give a donation to Chatham-Kent Hospice.  Online condolences can be left at


8 Comments on “Audrey “Dena” Wilson”

  1. She was such beautiful soul, and will be missed. Rejoice in the knowledge she is home with her heavenly father and no longer suffering of mind. Love and prayers to the family.

  2. My oh my. She fought a great fight. Life was not always easy for her and yet we know she always had a smile and a hug for everyone
    I know the family is going to miss her desperately but it is wonderful to know that she is now healthy and happy and waiting for you all to join her and your dad.

  3. Melinda,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Jeff, Isaiah and Destiny in the passing of your mother (and grandmother). Strength to you all in prayer.

  4. Sending our love praying for strength and wish we could be there with you during this difficult time.. So sorry xoxo hugs and lots of love ❤️

  5. Dena was a kind and generous lady, always ready to help others in need. We are praying for your family as you grieve this loss. Lots of love to you!

  6. Lynn & Jeff,

    What a perfectly worded synopsis of who and what Dena was all about!
    She was truly everything you described and more, that cannot even be put into words.
    Dena was one of the most beautiful souls I have ever known, she will be greatly missed by myself and so many other lives she touched along her journey.
    Thank you Dena, enjoy your well earned rest now, you were and are a wonderful soul and thank you for all you were to me, Zoe and our family!
    We are forever blessed and changed for the better for having the opportunity to know and share time with you in our journey…thank you xo xo <3

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