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JAMES CAMERON (CAM) WILSON (published on September 08, 2009)



JAMES CAMERON (CAM) WILSON September 2, 1937 - September 4, 2009 Surrounded by his loving family, Cam passed away at the Grace Hospital on September 4, 2009. Cam was predeceased by his daughter Colleen, his father James and his mother Helen. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Joan; his sons Bruce (Sherry), Kevin (Danielle), Trevor (Babette), his daughter Lisa and his eight grandchildren Carly, Taylor, Brooke, Duncan, Michael, Max, Kaiyah, and Faylene, and three great-grandchildren Colby, Aidan, and Chloe. He is also survived by his sister Arlene (Larry), nieces Wendy and Alison and their families, sisters and brother-in-law Rose Piush, Stan and Tannis Devanik, and Olga Kayser as well as his aunts Bernice and Chris, numerous other nieces and nephews plus many friends and neighbors. He will also be missed by his cat Princess. Cam grew up in Fort Rouge and graduated from Kelvin High School. He attended the University of Manitoba, and enjoyed a lengthy career of 34 years doing a job he loved with the Manitoba Telephone System, retiring in 1993. While at MTS, Cam was instrumental in introducing and deploying fibre-optic technology in Manitoba. He was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Cam and his family lived for many years in the Heritage Park community in St. James, and Cam was one of the most recognized personalities in that community. He coached baseball for area kids at the Heritage Victoria Community Centre, and in the last few years he enjoyed the company of the Gang down at Gizzy's. The family would like to thank the Grace General Hospital emergency department staff and a special thank you to Brenda from spiritual care at the Grace Hospital. ln lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, D'Arcy's ARC (Animal Rescue Centre), or to a charity of your choice. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave. Chapel Lawn 885-9715


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