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|Councillor for Coquitlam|
|Mayor of Coquitlam|
|Preceded by||Jon Kingsbury|
|Succeeded by||Richard Stewart|
|Political party||Non Partisan|
|Spouse(s)||James G. Wilson|
Born in 1946 in Portland, Oregon, Wilson grew up on a family farm. In 1959, Wilson moved to Canada with her parents and sister. The family settled in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, where her father bought a farm.
From 1969 to 1975, she worked as an elementary school teacher. She joined the first formal Parent Advisory Council (PAC) in Coquitlam, and in 1988 took part in the last Sullivan Royal Commission on Education. In the same year, Wilson founded the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils and became a school trustee. Her position on the School District 43 School Board lasted ten years, four in which she chaired.