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WILSON, Robert William (Willie)

October 3, 1948 – Vancouver, BC
September 26, 2014 – Calgary, AB

On Friday, September 26, 2014 after a year and a half long battle with cancer, it is with great sadness we announce the passing, with his loved ones at his side, of our husband, father and grandfather, Robert (Willie) Wilson, of Cochrane, AB.

Willie was born in Vancouver, growing up in Kamloops, before joining the Airforce in 1967. He spent twenty-five years in the Military, spending most of his career in Moose Jaw, with a tour in Germany and then one in Edmonton. After retiring from the Military he moved to Cochrane, AB where he found employment with IRIS an NDT firm in Calgary. Exploring the back country with his wife and dogs, and motorcycling with friends were among his greatest passions.

Willie is survived by his wife Debbie and their daughter Tamara, son-in-law Devon and grandsons Connor and Ryker Martin. He is also survived by brother-in-law Greg Buchanan, his wife Mary and their family.

An open house “Celebration of Willie’s Life” will be held on Saturday afternoon, October 4, 2014 at Willie’s home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

“Remember me with smiles and laughter”

In living memory of Willie Wilson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: 403-932-4740.

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  1. Bonnie & Don Martin :

    So sorry to hear of Willies passing. Sending our thoughts and prayers to Debbie and Tamara and family. Hugs to you all.
    Bonnie & Don

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  2. Debbie & Gene Bernard :

    We will absolutely remember Willie with smiles and laughter ! xoxo

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  3. Roxanne Buchanan :

    So very sorry to hear of Willies passing. My sincerest sympathy for you and Tamara.

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  4. Linda & Tom Hideout Lounge :

    Our deepest sympathies. We will miss you Willie, May you find your lovely peaceful place.

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  5. Debbie & Tamara,
    So very sorry for your loss.
    With sincere sympathy,
    Ruth

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  6. Gordon Robertson :

    I was very saddened to hear of Willie’s passing as were we all at IRIS. I was manager at IRIS Calgary from 94 – 97. Willie was highly respected by clients and technicians alike and client’s regularly asked for him on their jobs because of his technical skills, his work ethic and they just liked him because he was easy to get along with and tried to help them. I always had confidence in his work and abilities and that made my job easier.
    There are many “Willie” stories that spring to mind and they all make me “smile and laugh”. I was disappointed I was unable to make his Celebration of Life but I was out of the Province. Our, my deepest condolences go to you all at such a difficult time. Willie was a nice man, liked by all who knew him.
    A donation has been made to the Canadian Cancer Society in Willies name.

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