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WILLSON, Richard Glenn

March 5, 1953 – Flin Flon, Manitoba
August 4, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Rick passed away in hospital on Saturday, August 4th, 2018 at the age of 65 years.

Rick was born in Flin Flon, MB with a large family of 7 brothers (Mark, David, Blake, Rick, Paul, Tim, Daniel) and 1 sister (Barbara). Growing up, the Willsons had a summer cabin on Lake Athapap where Rick developed a love for the outdoors. Among many interests, he was an avid fisherman, prospector and woodworker. Rick also had a long and fruitful career as a Geologist. He worked for Resman Oil & Gas and Norcen Energy before founding his own company, Trekalta Energy in 1996. Besides caring immensely for his family, Rick had one goal in life: to have fun. Rick went on countless fishing trips with his siblings, friends and son. He reconnected with Lake Athapap in 2007 when he purchased a cabin not far from where he grew up. It was his paradise. Rick’s passion for fun, the outdoors and easy going personality will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Danielle Willson; son, Tristan Willson (Dayna) and large family.

A Celebration of Rick’s life will be held at the Calgary Petroleum Club (319 5 Ave S.W.) on Friday, August 17th, 2018 at 2:00 pm. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial.

In living memory of Richard Willson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Rick was the greatest brother to me . We spent some time together in the the last two years which was so so fun .good nite my friend

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  2. Ed Gillmor Jan Schneider Ian and Aaron Gillmor :

    So sorry for your loss. Condolences.

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  3. Alex & Claire Fritsche :

    Sending our deepest sympathies to Danielle, Tristan, Dayna and the entire family. We are so sorry for your loss.

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  4. Peter Premacnhuk :

    I am so sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. Saw Rick often in Calgary when our son’s were playing at the same level of hockey. I was also glad to connect with Rick in Flin Flon when he bought his cottage. We had a chance to socialize a bit at our cabin and other events. And discuss our families and lives. His love for the Northern Manitoba area was always evident. A good man who left us too soon. We will miss him in the summers to come. Condolences from the Premachuk family to all the Willson clan.

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  5. Susan Bazylewski (Premachuk) :

    I would like to send my deepest sympathies to Rick’s family and extended family. We had the opportunity to meet and chat at an event in Flin Flon after many years and it was fun to reminisce and catch up on each other’s families. I am sure he will always have much of his spirit in the north. Thinking of our past Willson Parkway neighbors and sending condolences.

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  6. Patricia Plackett :

    To our dear cousins and their families from the ‘Grimsby Willsons’ –

    The deep love that our fathers had for each other has carried on to our generation and we feel the loss of Rick profoundly even though we have not had a chance to see him very often over the years. We love you all and hope to get together more often in the years ahead. May the many wonderful memories that you have of Rick be a great comfort to you in this time of such great sadness.

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  7. My family and Rick’s spent many happy times together years ago in Flin Flon – Christmas and New Year’s dinners, visits to their cabin at Athapap and ours at Beaver Lake. I remember him as a cheerful and happy go lucky boy who grew up to be a fine man. My deepest sympathies to his family who will miss him very much.

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  8. Shannon Lombard and Family :

    My deepest condolences to the Willson family. Thinking of you Tristan and Dayna.

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  9. Robin Gregory :

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Deepest condolences to the Willson Fanily. Thinking of you both, Tristan and Dayna during this difficult time.

    Hugs,
    Robin Gregory

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  10. Rod Hannaford :

    Rick was a good friend when we were growing up together in Flin Flon. On our visits to their cabin, or their visits to ours, we’d always have a barrel of laughs and more fun than seemed possible. Later in school, when we played volleyball for Hapnot Collegiate, we’d cheer each other on, joke around on the bus trips, and celebrate the big wins. Rick was one of the most popular guys in school. He always had a warm and welcoming persona, was happy and carefree, yet at the same time held a great deal of empathy for others. He was a friend to literally everyone. My sincere condolences to all the Willson family. Rest in Peace, Rick.

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  11. Dave Mary Boyko :

    Condolences to All The Family. Our prays are With You

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  12. Thinking of you Dan. Take care of yourself.

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