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H. D. BRUCE WILSON B. (published on July 07, 2009)

H. D. BRUCE WILSON B.Sc. , M.S. , PhD. , FRSC November 10, 1916 July 4, 2009 H. D. Bruce Wilson passed away Saturday July 4, 2009 at the Grace Hospital. He is remembered by his wife Marjorie (Singleton) of 67 years; and beloved father of Terry of Victoria, Wendy (Ron), Mary (Scott); grandfather of Rory, Heather, Matt, Chris (Jenna) and great-grandfather of Rylee and Casey. Dad's love for the lake started in his early years at Winnipeg Beach and continued on with his family at the Lake of the Woods. Later in life he enjoyed 15 winters at their condo in Maui. Dad's career as a geologist took him to all corners of the world. He passed on his love of travelling to all those around him. It was easier for him to tell us where he hadn't been than where he had been! Dad received his PhD in Economic Geology from Cal Tech University in 1942. This led to him working for INCO in Sudbury. In 1947 he returned to Winnipeg and taught at the University of Manitoba until 1949 when he was invited to return to INCO and travelled with his family to work in Africa and Europe. From 1951-81 he held positions of Professor and Dean of Geology at the University of Manitoba. During this time Dad had a business Central Geophysics' with long time friend and partner Shorty Holden. Dad was held in high esteem which led to his involvement in consulting projects around the world and with the United Nations. He served on the National Research Council of Canada from 1969-72. During his long career he authored/co-authored more than 50 publications. Dad's long and fulfilling life touched many people. His generosity, his perpetual smile, his experience and knowledge of the world will be forever cherished and appreciated by his family. Our family extends many thanks to the staff at Grace Hospital. In keeping with Dad's wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no formal memorial service. Family, friends and colleagues are invited to celebrate his life on Tuesday July 14, 2009 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Mary and Scott Brett's home, 132 Buxton Road, Winnipeg. Wereschuk Funeral Services in care of arrangements. Flowers gratefully declined. If so desired, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


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