Roy was born near Scotsguard, Saskatchewan on May 09, 1921, and passed away at Abbotsford Regional Hospital on September 11, 2008 at the age of 87. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Hannah Wilkinson; three brothers, John, Stanley and Lorne; niece Lynda Parker and nephew Donald Wilkinson. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Jean; one son, Gerald (Vera) and one daughter, Sheila Flavelle (Aird ). He is also survived by three grandchildren, Dallas Wilkinson, Celeste Park (Andy), and McElroy Flavelle (Rachel); his sister- in law Hilda Wilkinson; several nieces and nephews as well as many cousins.
Roy moved from Scotsguard to Neville, Saskatchewan with his family in 1932. In 1942 he joined the Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps, 69th Tank Transport Company and went overseas that same year. He served in England and Continental Europe until returning to Canada in 1946.
While overseas he married Jean Fraser of Pambrun, Saskatchewan, in London, England. Upon returning to Canada they lived in Vanguard for one year while he worked in the R. M. Whiska Creek with his Dad who was the secretary treasurer there. Their son, Gerald, was born in 1946. In 1947 they bought Jean’s Dad’s store in Pambrun and moved there. Their daughter, Sheila, was born in 1949 while they lived in Pambrun . They remained there until 1964 when they moved to Calgary, where Roy worked in real estate and insurance. They retired and moved to Ocean Park and later to Abbotsford, B.C.
A Memorial Service will be held at Gladwin Heights United Church, 3474 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford, B.C. on Saturday, September 20th at 2:00 P.M. If desired, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice. We would like to thank Dr. Winner and the Paramedics and hospital staff at Abbotsford Regional Hospital for their excellent care.
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