Funeral held for Walter Wilson
The funeral of Walter Wilson, Ulster Carpets honorary president took place at Tullylish Parish Church, Gilford, County Down on 3 June. He died on 31st May aged 84.
Walter was the son of Ulster Carpets' founder George Walter Wilson, who founded the company in 1938. Over the years, Walter's immense engineering talent was put to good use within the family business, playing a key role in the progression of the company from a tiny minnow, to the leading axminster manufacturer it is today.
He was able to celebrate Ulster Carpet's 75th anniversary earlier this year by cutting the cake at a gala dinner in February. In May, the Ulster Carpets board unanimously elected Walter as honorary president in recognition of his many years of dedicated service and contribution to the company's success.
He is survived by his brother Edward, sister Mary, four daughters Mary, Caroline, Wendy and Jill and his twelve grandchildren - all of whom where able to attend the funeral service.
Despite his failing health, Walter was a regular visitor to the Ulster Carpets' offices at Portadown right up until the last few weeks of his life. He will be greatly missed by all at Ulster Carpets.