WILKINSON, John R. (Jack)

1926 ~ 2013

Jack passed away peacefully December 23rd with family at his side. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 64 years, Jean; sons: Dan (Arlene), Tim (Kathy), John (Laine); 9 grandchildren and brother, Lloyd. He was predeceased by sisters, Muriel and Dorothy.

Jack was born in Guelph, Ontario and sailed in the Royal Canadian Navy in the last year of the war. He returned to his hometown where he served 37 years in the Guelph Police Force, earning the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Jack enjoyed 30 years of retirement, moving to Vancouver Island in 1988 where he celebrated the outdoors with canoe trips, wildlife watching and nature photography.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Ehman, with special gratitude to Carol, Rick and Jack’s donkey friends for all the good memories.

No funeral by request. Donations to the SPCA are appreciated in his memory and love of dogs.

“Happy Paddling Jack.”

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