Alfred (Fred) Thomas Shrawley Wilkinson
July 8, 1923 – April 11, 2015
Fred (Fudge) was born and raised in Grand Forks, B.C. Following a stint at the Trail smelter, he trained as a pilot in the RCAF and was posted to the Thunderbird RCAF 426 Squadron where he flew Halifaxes for 16 missions. After the war, he graduated from UBC and became an Entomologist with Agriculture Canada in Vancouver where he worked for 39 years. Fred enjoyed hunting, fishing, travelling, lawn bowling, bridge, Legion 142 and the annual family camp out. Most of all Fred loved people. With his humour, warmth and ability to make everyone feel special, he made many friends. Fred was predeceased by his father and mother Tom and Kitty Wilkinson, his brother Jock Wilkinson, and sister Ruby Pease. He will be deeply missed by Jean (nee Knowles), his wife of 64 years, children Gwen (Chris), Tom (Catherine), and Vicki (Mark), grandchildren Dawn (Jordan), Scott (Tracy), Sean (Kirah), Carly (Steve), Caitlin (Thomas), Libbie and Sam, great-grandchildren Stella, Carson, Carter and Savanna, and many nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. would be appreciated. Celebration of Life will be held May 16, 2015 at 2:00 PM at St. Helen’s Church, 4405 W 8th Ave., Vancouver.