WILKER, William (Bill) Nelson
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October 21, 1924 – July 1, 2014
On Tuesday July 1, 2014, Mr. William (Bill) Nelson Wilker of Osoyoos passed away peacefully at Mariposa Gardens at the age of 89 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Edna, in 2012. Bill will be fondly remembered by his loving family including son, Rick (Cindy); daughter, Cathy (Laurent); grandchildren, Paul (Kristine), Terri (Sean) and Simon; great-grandchildren, James, Elizabeth and Katelin (children of Paul and Kristine) and great- grandchild, William (son of Terri and Sean). Bill was a proud veteran and served in WWII as a Leading Seaman in the Navy. After the War, Bill worked for Sherwin Williams Paint Co. until age 55. He also co-owned the Broiler Hatching Egg Farm from 1979 to the early 1990's in Langley. He was a very skilled woodworker and many fines pieces are still in the family. Special thanks to all the staff at Mariposa Gardens but in particular Anita, Jasmine, Mercedes and Sandi who helped his passing go easier. Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes- pottinger.com. Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on July 6, 2014