Ed Wilson believed that quality furniture did not have to be expensive. His customers agreed. Today Ed’s grandsons Darryl and Jory Sherman carry on the family tradition and philosophy. Wilson’s Church St. store was originally a roller skating rink. The new 17,000 sq foot showroom stands in the original location.
A Family Tradition Since 1934
Since 1934 – 3 Generations and Growing
Wilson Furniture and the Sherman family make it an anniversary to remember for UOIT students September 30, 2009
On June 20, 2012, Wilson Furniture was invited to the UOIT Donor Wall Unveiling. Attending was Jory Sherman (L) Darryl Sherman (M) and Darryl’s wife Louise Parkes (R).
In 2003, Wilson’s created the first endowment at the new University in honour of the 50th Anniversary of Helen and Bob Sherman. The family has always encouraged and supported furthering education, community service and leadership.
This Endowment provides an ongoing scholarship bursary for first year Students of the the Faculty of Business at UOIT.
The senior Shermans were the 2nd generation owners of Wilson Furniture. Today Jory and Darryl carry on the 3rd generation Wilson Furniture tradition .
Louise Parkes was also honoured as she created her own endowment in memory of her late mother Marjory F Parkes.