Funeral services were held at the Elks Lodge last Thursday for Roy Wilson, customs officer who was killed August 18 near Beaver Creek. The Rev. C. D. Postal
conducted the funeral and the Elks Service was conducted by George Webber. Interment followed at the Elks plot in Whitehorse cemetery. Pall bearers were Roy Reber, Stan Houston, Ross Anderson, Dave Smith, Max Beahm and Maurice Carswell.
Well-known in the north, the late Mr. Wilson had lived in the Yukon for many years. An active sportsman all his life, he was also a boxer and wrestler. During his years here he was a member of the Elks Lodge, the Canadian Legion and the curling club.
Born at Swan River, Manitoba in 1907, he received most of his early education in Saskatchewan, After returning to Manitoba with his family he met and married his wife Della.
In 19381 the Wilsons moved to B.C., where Roy worked in the fruit business and as a meat cutter. During World War II, he served overseas for six years with the Royal Canadian Engineers.
The family moved to Whitehorse in 1954. Mr. Wilson was employed as a meat cutter with Burns & Company here for several years and recently joined government service as a customs officer.
He is survived by his wife Della, one daughter Dolly, (Mrs. J. Schwab), his mother, two brothers, three sisters and five grandchildren.