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Wilson M. "Slim" Conoly (1898-1963)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Thursday, June 27, 1963

Conoly Death Saddens Friends at Whitehorse, 1963.

    Friends throughout the Yukon were saddened by the death of Wilson M. (Slim) Conoly who had been a resident in the territory - except for a two-year break - since 1945. Mr. Conoly died yesterday morning of a heart attack only a few minutes after making a phone call to say he was not feeling too well.

    He was 64 at the time of his death.

    Mr. Conoly came North first in 1945 and joined the army as a civilian partsman. He remained at Camp Takhini for eight years. He then went to Whitehorse Motors as parts manager, continuing with that firm for six years until he left in 1959 for Edmonton and a position with Pacific Western Airlines.

    He returned in the spring of 1961, taking employment with the territorial government engineering department's parts depot.

    Mr. Conoly was a very active member of the Lions Club and devoted much of his time to community effort with the service club. He was a veteran of the first world war.

    The well-respected resident is survived by his daughter, Geri, and by her husband Gordon Grant of this city.

    Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from Christ Church Cathedral with Rev. Canon A. L. Privett officiating.

    Wilson M. Conoly was buried at what is now known as the Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery.