Stan Wilkinson, born June 26, 1923, in Millarville, Alberta, beloved father, grandfather, husband, and friend, died November 7, 2010 at Cascade Hospice.
Married 63 years to Mary Vair, he leaves his family of 5 children, Gordon (Maralynn), Heather, Tom (Donna), Pam (Doug), Marion (Pat), 11 grandchildren (one deceased), and one great-grandchild.
Stan died peacefully as his family sang for him. His timing was perfect. He gave us enough time for all family to get there that could, and long enough for us to sing our hearts out to him (3 hours), ending with lullabies and died as “On Your Way Home” was sung. He gave us enough time for the family members to stroke his head and say goodbye as he had requested they do, and just enough time for the family to sit with him at the end of day, to cry and laugh and cry some more and then go home to bed.
It could not have gone better if planned. Thank you Dad. For everything.
Stan’s fair-mindedness, intelligence, deep thinking, perceptive, generous and loving presence in our lives will be greatly missed.