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Donald A. Wilson Secondary School
History

1955 - Donald Wilson.jpgDonald A. Wilson 

Donald A. Wilson was born in 1891 and died in 1987. During his early years, Mr. Wilson spent time in Nicaragua and worked in a mahogany logging business. On Mr. Wilson's return from Nicaragua he bought into Whitby Motors, was married and went on to have 2 sons, Neil and Donald Jr.

The Donald Wilson House located at 519 Dundas St East in Whitby was designated a Heritage house in 1989.  The house was built in 1928 by Donald A. Wilson and family members.

Donald A. Wilson took an active part in community life in Whitby. Mr Wilson was a member of multiple community organizations including the Whitby Board of Education for more than 25 years.  Mr. Wilson was also the first recipient of the Peter Perry Award as Whitby's outstanding citizen in 1955.