Manitoba Music Museum

The Manitoba Music Museum is a website dedicated to the Musicians of Manitoba.


DUNCAN WILSON With deepest sorrow we announce Duncan's passing on May 27, 2012 after a valiant fight against cancer. Duncan leaves to cherish his memory, his daughters Amanda Ho (Warren), Bethany Moore (Jason), grandchildren Augusta and William, mother Dorothy, brother Dan (Ester), nephews, aunts, cousins, family and friends. Duncan was predeceased by his wife Linda (2005), sister Debbie (1953), and father Harris (2005). Duncan was a self-taught professional musician, excelling in guitar, keyboard and accordion. Duncan's love of music began with playing coronet in the Salvation Army Young Peoples Band under the guidance of his uncle, Bandleader Sandy Murray. Duncan's love of the accordion was nurtured by his Aunt Margaret Murray. Over the next five decades Duncan self taught himself the guitar, playing in prominent bands including the Mongrels, Dianne Heatherington and the Merry-Go-Round, St. Silver, Papa Pluto, Les Pucks and most recently the Cold Hard Facts of Life. Music was a mainstay throughout Duncan's life. Over the past 20 years Duncan was passionately involved with the Winnipeg Spiritualistic Church, holding the position of Reverend for the past seven years. Duncan's love of animals was reflected in his love for his dogs and his involvement in small animal rescue. The family gives thanks to Susan Smith, Janine Gregorash, and the many friends who rallied and assisted Duncan through his difficult journey. Special thanks to Sandra and the wonderful nurses and Doctors of the St. Boniface Palliative Care Unit. A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, June 4, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street, with Mr. Joey Gregorash officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a small animal rescue group or St. Boniface Hospital Palliative Care. Goin' up to the Spirit in the sky That's where I'm gonna go when I die When I die and they lay me to rest Gonna go to the place that the best -Norman Greenbaum