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Kenneth Roger WILKINS

July 23, 1938 — March 19, 2024

Gilford, Ontario

Kenneth (Ken) Roger WILKINS passed away peacefully in Alliston on March 19th, 2024. Son of Art and Laura (Rogers), he was predeceased by his younger brothers Reg (Anne) and Dennis (Shirley) as well as his brother-in-law Lloyd Angles (Lorraine).


Ken leaves behind his wife June Angles after over 60 years of marriage, as well as three sons Geof (Diane) in Sudbury, Steven (Tracy) in Bradford and Gordon (Renee) in Sudbury. He was a proud Grand-dad to Breanna, Brendan, Hayley and Colton as well as to two great-granddaughters.


Ken began his career with the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1959 until he retired in 1994 with 35 years of service. He was a very proud member of the Lions Club and enjoyed serving his community. He could often be found reading to children in local schools, serving meals, etc.


Ken was an intellect, always yearning to learn more, he was an avid reader thoroughly enjoying watching documentaries, history and geography related television programs. Everyone that he encountered loved his interesting discussions. We would also be remiss if we did not mention his love and expertise at playing Sudoku, he always welcomed a challenge.


He was also a very meticulous craftsman building dining room sets, kitchen cupboards, etc., for family and friends in addition to often being commissioned to build decks, do tile work, repairs, etc. In 1999 he purchased a camp on Nepewassi Lake and renovated it into an inviting retreat where all enjoyed his company, his handiwork and bonding over fishing and hunting.


To list his talents would be endless however it is worth noting that he was also an accomplished accordion player, always looking for more music to hone his skill.


Ken will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by many and as per his wishes there will be a private family service. If inclined, in lieu of flowers, please donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. In closing, he had an amazing sense of humour, he loved to laugh and had a wonderful smile, please take a moment and smile when you think of your best memory of Ken.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada


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