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Colton Gill
May 14, 1998 - March 6, 2013
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<div itemprop="description">Gill, Colton Victor <br /> <br /> Wednesday March 6th, 2013 at Sick Kids&rsquo; Hospital in Toronto, Colton decided to join his sister Carling, on the other side of life&rsquo;s veil. Born with a rare genetic disorder that has a life expectancy of age 9, Colton circumnavigated many odds, and continued to regenerate after his stem cell brain surgery in India in 2008, with help from his healing team. He achieved 14 years 10 months! <br /> <br /> Colton touched many, many lives by being an example of courage, strength and possibility. He lived in Burlington with his brother Jarrett, Mom (Diane Wilson) and nanny Cathy Castillo. Dad (John Gill) and his extended family (Julie, Eric and Emily Lanthier) of Niagara Falls and Jean and Ralph Sutton of Welland, were a big part of his life and care. Grandparents in heaven waiting with his sister Carling, to welcome Colton are Joan Wilson (nee Sunstrum), Vic Gill, Gisele Gill Niven (nee Gagne), and Ralph Niven. Colton&rsquo;s grandfather Reg Wilson lives in Rockhampton, Australia. Colton is also survived by his Auntie Lori (Stewart Hope) of Guelph, and Uncles Larry Gill (Kim) of Burlington, and David Wilson (Mary) of Guelph, and cousins: Kiel, (Amanda and son Koen), Simon, Michelle, Kyle, Alec, Sarah, Denver and Cody. <br /> <br /> Colton celebrated a huge milestone, when he graduated grade 8 at Charles R. Beaudoin public school. He was currently enjoying attending Robert Bateman high school where he was a grade 9 student in the Centre, and a member of the student club Youth in Action. Colton will be missed by many friends, but especially his special lifelong buddy, Kyle Woods, of Burlington. Colton loved painting, music, swimming, horses and watching hockey with his Dad. <br /> <br /> Family welcome all to a visitation for Colton at Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, 2241 New St., Burlington, on Tuesday March 12, from 4 to 8 pm. A special celebration of Colton&rsquo;s life (for all) will be held at Charles R. Beaudoin school in the auditorium, Saturday April 13th, at 1pm. <br /> <br /> <strong> <u> Donations in Colton&rsquo;s name </u> </strong> can be made to The Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto), NABS, or Free the Children. Donations (without tax receipt) are also appreciated, by The Winning Team (Colton&rsquo;s not for profit group - and can be accepted at Dodsworth and Brown on March 12th, or mailed to 4305 Fairview St #124, Burlington, L7N 6E8&hellip;to further Colton&rsquo;s legacy/plans to support others via health clinics in developing countries. <br /> <br /> Much gratitude and respect go to the teams in critical care, respirology and neurology at Sick Kids, and the many, many supporters and practitioners on The Winning Team, also those at BGS Global and Stempeutics in India. Our focus every step of the way, has been to forge ahead exploring possibilities to health, seeking and celebrating the wins in each situation, and with each challenge. It has been an incredible journey, which Colton will continue to lead, from his place of peace with his sister. <br /> <br /> <br /> On line condolences at <br /> </div>