Dr James Wilson Grahame, 1939–2020

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 63 , No. 3 , April 2021 , Pages 132-133 Obituaries

Dr James Wilson Grahame

It is with much sadness that I report the peaceful passing of Dr James Wilson Grahame in Victoria, British Columbia, on 6 November 2020. Wilson was much loved by his family and colleagues. He was born on 13 February 1939 in Maghera, Northern Ireland, and is survived by his loving wife, Jane, and their blended family of six children (Michael, Jennifer, Stephanie, Timothy, Penny, and Oliver) and six grandchildren (Rileigh, Storme, Skyler, Laighton, Caitlin, and Dylan).

Wilson graduated from medicine at Queen’s University in Belfast prior to immigrating to Winnipeg, in 1965, where he completed a residency in urology. He took a faculty position with the Department of Urology at the University of Manitoba. With his tremendous sense of humor and excellent teaching skills, he was a very popular instructor.

In 1976, Wilson relocated to Vancouver, practising at St. Vincent’s, Mount Saint Joseph, Delta, and Richmond Hospitals. His skill and dedication as a clinician and his Irish humor were legendary. In 1993 Wilson developed a cardiac problem, forcing him to retire suddenly from his urology practice. Wilson and Jane relocated to Maple Bay on Vancouver Island and eventually to Oak Bay in Victoria.

Wilson embraced his passions with much enthusiasm, whether sailing, gardening, traveling, enjoying sports, or spending time with family and friends. With a twinkle in his eye and an abundance of Irish humor, he left an indelible impression on the innumerable lives he touched over the years. His legacy of joy and mischievous fun made the world a better place. Truly a class act.
—Russ Stogryn, MD
Langley

Russ Stogryn, MD. Dr James Wilson Grahame, 1939–2020. BCMJ, Vol. 63, No. 3, April, 2021, Page(s) 132-133 - Obituaries.



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