Notice of passing: Garth Wilson

It is with very great sadness that I must report the passing of Garth Wilson Saturday evening.

Garth has been with CSTM for 23 years and has been the Curator of Land and Marine Transport for several years.  He was in many ways the intellectual anchor of the Collection and Research Branch.   His passion for museums and the contributions they can make based on solid research was unwavering.

His recent paper on the Museum’s CN 6400 locomotive is an exemplary study of material history research.

Garth’s most recent exhibition “In Search of the Canadian Car” has also been a critical success and is unlike any auto exhibit very seen in Canada.

Rather than being a show room line-up, it’s four themes probe and ask questions about the who how when and where of Canadian car culture.

Those of you who have worked on the Canadian Car and other projects with Garth will understand and share the loss we feel today.

Randall Brooks