NORMAN E. WILSON
April 12, 1945 – June 13, 2021
It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Norman on June 13,2021.
He was pre-deceased by parents Wib and Marion Wilson; as well as daughter Bonnie-Lynn Yanchycki. He will be deeply missed by Bonnie-Lynn’s husband, Erin Yanchychi; sons, Rob and Derek Wilson, step-daughter Tracey Mitchell; brother David Wilson; and special friend Marie Granger.
He will also be greatly missed by grandchildren, Enya Rae Wilson, Ashley and husband Josh Burgess, Mathew Yanchycki, William Wilson, and Victoria Wilson as well as great-grandchildren Daphne-Mae Adams, Cordillia and John-Terry Burgess, Kai and Nix Wilson, and Benjamin Wilson.
Norman’s life began in Central Patricia, Ontario. His family moved to Winnipeg where he spent the majority of his life. As a young adult he attended Red River College to gain his apprenticeship as a Railway Carman. Norman had a great interest in history and read many books on numerous historical events.
He loved motorcycles and was able to buy himself a Harley. He lived his dream of going to the 50th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in 1990. Norman had a passion for collecting fine China and Diecast cars. His dogs were an important part of his life. He proudly competed in field trials for the Manitoba Gun Dog Association. At one time he was the President of the Manitoba Labrador Club. He loved sharing his interests with everyone who would listen.
He will be remembered as someone who always had something to say and loved having conversations with others. He loved his family.
Memorial donations can be made in Norman’s name to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 1379 Kenaston Blvd. Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3P 2T5.
Thanks to the hard-working staff at Seven Oaks Hospital for the care Norman received. Special thanks to Marie for being an important part of Norman’s life. Her care and love made his final years enjoyable.
You can shed tears that he is gone,
Or you can smile because he lived,
You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see him,
Or you can be full of the love that you shared,
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him and only that he is gone,
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back,
Or you can do what he would want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
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