Ralph Ernest Wilkinson

17 September, 193530 September, 2020

Ralph Ernest Wilkinson

Of Halifax, passed away peacefully on September 30, 2020 at St. Vincent's Nursing Home where he resided over the past eight months with late stage Alzheimer's. He was 85. He's the son of the late Ralph Douglas Gordon and Hattie Mildred (Kerr).

He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years Rita (Deveau); his sons, Gordon, Ottawa, ON, and Laurence (Monique), Dartmouth; sister-in-law, Phyllis (Doucet), St. Anne de Ruisseau; nieces, Joy Barbisan and Laura Lee Edmiston, both of Oakville, ON, Kathy, Barbara, Laura, Rachael, and Bertha, all of Yarmouth County, and Joanne, Lunenburg, and nephew Brian, Yarmouth. He was predeceased by his brother, Doug, his sister, Laura, brother-in-law, Charles Amirault and his nephew, Charles (CJ).

Ralph was employed for most of his working life as a plate fitter at both the Halifax and Dartmouth shipyards. He will be remembered as a hard-working and devoted husband and father who loved his family dearly and enjoyed camping, travelling, card playing, jigsaw puzzles, hockey, baseball and classic country music, especially Hank Snow.

Visitation will take place on Wednesday, October 14 from 12-1pm followed immediately by a funeral service at 1:00 pm from Cruikshank's Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street, Halifax. At this time in keeping with COVID 19 restrictions, face masks will be required to attend the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia. Special thanks to all the staff at St. Vincent's who attended to his many needs during his last months of life.

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Bill Shea

14 October 2020

Mrs. Wilkinson, Gordon & Larry,

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Ralph. Growing up with Gordon & Larry, at St. Mary's Boys School, I remember Ralph well. He had a great sense of humor and loved to carry on with us kids. I will always remember him as the only New York Ranger fan I ever knew as a kid. He was a truly diehard fan and I had always wished I had seen the smile on his face in 1994 when the Rangers finally ended the drought.

Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Bill & Carmel Shea

Gregory Zbitnew

13 October 2020

My sincerest sympathies to the family. I only remember meeting him once in Ottawa many years ago , when he was visiting Gordon. I played cards with him, and I will not forget that he played with great vigor and enthusiasm!

James Robertson

10 October 2020

Many fond memories of both Ralph and Rita providing support to my grandmother so many years ago. "Day by day the promise reads, daily strength for daily needs."

Margaret Tourond-Townson

7 October 2020

My Mother, my Husband, David and I have had and now have the most wonderful memories of Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson... in Ottawa and in Prince Edward Island... and we share the grief of Mr. Wilkinson's family, especially his lovely wife and his son, Gordon who has been our friend for nearly half a century! Our prayers for you all ... With Love, Margaret and David

Barb Wilkinson

5 October 2020

We are saddened by the lose of our special uncle Ralph and brother-in-law. He will be missed and well loved always.
(Aunt)Rita and cousins/nephews Gordon and Laurance you have our deepest sympathies. Big hugs and much love to you all xo
From (Aunt) Phyllis and cousins/nieces and nephew Wilkinson

Eric and Rose Gaudet-Hominick

3 October 2020

Dear Mrs. Wilkinson, Gordon and Larry (Monique),
Eric and I were deeply saddened by the death of Mr. Wilkinson. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this extremely difficult time.

Eric and Rose Gaudet-Hominick


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