John Wilkinson

September 18, 1919 – June 28, 2022

Peacefully, John (affectionately known to many as Captain Jack) left us just short of his 103rd birthday. He was predeceased by his wife Muriel in 2017 after 71 years of marriage.  Together they created many memories spending their summers in the Whiteshell boating and fishing with family and friends.

After more than 30 years at the T.Eaton Co he retired at age 62. He filled his retirement years travelling, golfing, and curling. He earned a lifetime membership to the Lorette Golf Course and finally gave up his golf cart at 95. He was featured as the CTV sports star of the week for curling at Fort Garry CC at age 96.

He is survived by his daughters; Wendy (Colin), Jennifer, Jan (Barrie); grandchildren Kris (Sarah), Jillian, Chelsea (Mike), Bryan (Laura), Andrew (Magda), Christian and Brendan.  He also leaves behind his great-grandchildren; Jaden, Luna, Noah, Alice, Kaia and many nieces and nephews and their families.

Jack proudly hung his letters congratulating him on his 100th birthday from the Queen and honouring his service to his country from the Minister of Veterans Affairs. He will be fondly remembered for his storytelling, love of cars and especially his quick wit, honesty and integrity.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Veterans Affairs Canada.

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8 thoughts on “John Wilkinson

  1. Laurie Bowman

    Condolences from Shirley Mott & family – Jack was a great guy and we loved him.

  2. Linda Brogden

    Very fond memories of Uncle Jack and his visits to England over the years with his wife, Aunt Muriel.
    Very sociable person with a dry sense of humour and lots of interesting stories to tell – and he liked a beer!

  3. Andrea Labe

    My very deepest sympathy on the passing of this wonderful man, father, granddad, and kind human being. He will be greatly missed by all.

  4. Kris, Sarah. Alice Dueck

    Love you and miss you grandpa!

  5. Margaret Legg

    Many happy memories of dear Jack at the farm in Weston. You will be missed, love from your sister-in-law, Margaret

  6. Maxine Edmond

    Condolences to the family, he was a lovely man who will be missed.

  7. Janet Wadsworth

    So sorry for your loss Jennifer.

  8. Frank May

    Very sorry for your family’s loss. Condolences from Frank and Peggy May.

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