Jim Wills, photographer and collector 1942 – 2020

the late Jim Wills of Burlington, ON

Toronto. I received an email Nov 4th from our PHSC President, Lewko (Clint) Hryhorijiw that Jim Wills of Burlington died recently.

Mike Fast, who sent the note to both Clint and Maureen Tucker over in London, said, “… He boasted of having over 900 SLRs, every one of them different, if there were any differences between the Japanese, American and European models he had one of each. He wasn’t just a camera nut or a collector of many things, but he was well versed and extremely knowledgeable in many, many different areas.

“I will truly miss him.”

His funeral was handled by Smith’s in Burlington. Smith’s noted on their website, “James ‘Jim’ Robert Wills passed away peacefully at the age of 78 in his Burlington home on October 29th, 2020.

“Born in Hamilton, March 21, 1942, Jim was predeceased by his parents Dorothy and Arthur Wills and his daughter Tracy Wills. He is survived by his daughter Sandra Wills, partner Christine McCombe, and step-sons Paul and Martin Garster.

“Jim had a brilliant mind. He was an avid gardener, photographer and was unfailingly generous with his time and energy.

“There will be no public service. The family asks that donations be made in memory of James Robert Wills to The United Way.”

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