December 15th, 1966 - October 7th, 2006
Wilson, the 40th Canadian soldier to die in Afghanistan since 2002, was repatriated at Canadian Forces Base Trenton in a cold, pounding rain that couldn't have been more appropriate.
A military transport carrying the troop's remains touched down and his flag-draped coffin was hoisted across the tarmac.
Wilson was on a pre-dawn run to pick up other troops in the Panjwaii district west of Kandahar on Saturday when his armoured Nyala vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb.
A member of the Royal Canadian Dragoons based out of Petawawa, Ontario, Wilson joined the army late in life but expressed many times that it was the thing he loved to do the most.
The 39-year-old leaves behind wife Dawn and sons Josh, 17, and Ben, 11. Wilson also had a tight-knit family that included 35-year-old twin brothers and a 28-year-old sister.