June Wilkie

June Wilkie

(Savage, Gaylard, Flegg)

1929 – 2012

June passed away at Surrey Memorial Hospital in her 83rd year following a sudden illness. She was a remarkable woman who left an indelible impression on the people whose lives she touched.

June was predeceased by her parents Arthur and Margaret Savage and her husbands, Bill Gaylard, Aubrey Flegg and Tom Wilkie. June leaves her brother Al Savage (Colleen) and their children of Nanaimo. Missing her deeply are her loving children, Wanda (Ed), Brett (Julie), Laura (Bob) and Melinda. June is also survived by her grandchildren Byron, Carsen, Chelsea, Clayton, Sean, Tanya and Irene and 4 great grandchildren as well as her step daughter Lisa Edwards and her family of Scotland. June had many family and friends on Vancouver Island and the mainland who mourn her loss.

June had a wonderful childhood growing up in Nanaimo, BC. She attended Harewood School and graduated from John Shaw School in 1948. She married Bill Gaylard and spent most of her married life in Richmond where they raised 4 children.

June worked as a medical receptionist for many years and was a very active and respected member of her community. Once she retired, June returned to Vancouver Island and in her later years moved back to the mainland to live closer to her children.

June was a mentor and friend to many in her lifetime. She lived by the motto ‘ONE DAY AT A TIME’ and will be remembered fondly for being a wonderful mother and grandmother. She was always there to lend a hand to anyone in need and had many wonderful friends from all walks of life.

When I must leave you for a little while,

Please do not grieve and shed wild tears

And hug your sorrow to you through the years,

But start out bravely with a gallant smile;

And for my sake and in my name

Live on and do all things the same,

Feed not your loneliness on empty days,

But fill each waking hour in useful ways,

Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer

And I in turn will comfort you and hold you near;

And never, never be afraid to die,

For I am waiting for you in the sky!

Special thanks to the caring staff at Hilton Villa Care Home and Surrey Memorial Hospital.

A Celebration of June’s Life will be held at a later date.

In Lieu of flowers donations are gratefully accepted at BC Special Olympics 16626-62A Ave, Surrey BC, V35 9L5


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