Frederick Law Wilkin of Cochrane passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2006 at the age of 81 years.
Fred was born on October 16, 1925 in Calgary, AB and worked for Shell Canada for many years as a professional engineer. He and his loving wife of 43 years, Dorothy Marion (Hayhurst) Wilkin, retired to Oyama, BC in 1986 where they lived until Dorothy’s passing in 1996. Fred returned to family in Calgary and became active in the Kerby Centre enjoying many travels with the Kerby Globetrotters. He loved vacationing and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Fred is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law Linda and Doug Hoffman, of St. Albert, AB, and Laura and Ron MacDonald of Cochrane; son and daughter-in-law Jim and Jill Wilkin of Sherwood Park, AB; eleven grandchildren, Jessica (Bill) Tillapaugh, Kim (Keith) Gibbons, Amanda (Kevin) Read, Paul (Susan) MacDonald, Brad MacDonald, Amy MacDonald, Christy Wilkin, Timothy Wilkin, Daniel Wilkin, Kyle Wilkin and Curtis Wilkin. He is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Brittany and Tyler Tillapaugh, Madeline Gibbons and Cora Wilkin. Fred was predeceased by his brothers James Wilkin and Donald Wilkin; and his sister Helen Cannon.
Special thank you to the staff of Bethany Care Cochrane for their compassionate care for Fred over the past two years.
Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Cochrane Funeral Home (369 Railway Street) on Friday, November 3, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Harold Witte, All Saints Lutheran Church, Edmonton, AB, Presider. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, #201, 222 – 58 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3 Telephone: (403) 290-0110.
In living memory of Fred Wilkin, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.Print This Obituary & Condolences