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The Wilson Family's Enduring Legacy

A Family's Lifelong Bond with Cranbrook School
Kitty Wilson (feft) and Vanessa Cook (right)
Kitty Wilson (feft) and Vanessa Cook (right)

At Cranbrook School, we take pride in celebrating the rich histories and traditions of our families. Today, we are delighted to highlight the remarkable legacy of the Wilson family, who have been an integral part of our school for three generations.

Sisters Jennifer Kendall (Scott, 1982) and Vanessa Cook (Scott, 1981) represent the third generation of Wilsons to attend Cranbrook, continuing a proud tradition that began with their grandfather and great uncle.

Arthur Wilson (Crowden, 1918), known affectionately as George, and his brother Jack Wilson were the first in their family to attend Cranbrook. They set the stage for future generations, embedding the values of excellence and dedication in their lineage. This tradition was upheld by Timothy Wilson (Cornwallis, 1950) and his brother David Wilson (Cornwallis, 1965).

Timothy Wilson, who sadly passed away in February 2022, was a passionate supporter of Cranbrook School and our Old Cranbrookians. His commitment to the school was unwavering, and his legacy lives on through the continued engagement and support of his family. 

Vanessa, known for her avid swimming during her time at Cranbrook, and her sister Jennifer have always held the school in high regard. The education and experiences they received here have profoundly shaped their lives, instilling in them the values and skills that have guided their paths.

Today, we were honored to welcome Kitty Wilson, matriarch of this distinguished family, and her daughter Vanessa back to Cranbrook. Their visit was a poignant reminder of the enduring bonds formed here and the importance of maintaining our vibrant community connections.

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