October 20, 1924 – August 22, 2017
Bob passed away peacefully at the Chemainus Health Care Centre, Tuesday, August 22, 2017. He was born in Cobble Hill, B.C. October 20,1924. Predeceased by his parents Thomas & Hope (Aldin) Wilkinson, children Rick & Gail, siblings Bill, Edna, Vi, Peggy, George, Joan & Chuck. Survived by wife, Jeanne (Beaulac), brother Bert (Sharron), brother-in- law Steve Crothers, children Gord (Lynn), Sharon Bardsley, Bobbie (Grace) and daughter-in-law, Dawn. Also survived by seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Bob served in the RCNVR in the North Atlantic during World War II, from 1942 to 1945, as an Engine Room Articifer. Following the war he returned to Cobble Hill, married Catherine “Kitty” Boyles, and raised 5 children. He operated his own logging business on the Island, retiring in 1981. He enjoyed bowling, curling, golfing and fishing, particularly out of Kildonan up the Alberni Canal. Bob married Jeanne in 1983 and they enjoyed many years travelling in Canada, the United States and Europe. He was a member of the Duncan Gyro Club and both belonged to the Cobble Hill Legion. We wish to give thanks to the Chemainus Health Care Centre for their kind care of Bob, as well as Dr. Roy Gilbert in Duncan and Dr. Archdekin of Chemainus.
A Celebration of Life will take place at 2:00pm at the The Cowichan Golf & Country
Club, Duncan, B.C., Saturday, October 21, 2017.
Condolences may be shared online at www. firstmemorialfuneral.com