We celebrate the life of Brian Wilkinson a long time resident of Stratford who passed away Saturday morning in his sleep. Brian was the son of Geoff Wilkinson deceased and former Vice-Principal of Northwestern High School and of Doreen Wilkinson. Younger brother of Derek Wilkinson (deceased), Trevor Wilkinson and Wendy Wilkinson (Hanes) and older brother of Steve Wilkinson, Ian Wilkinson and Shelley Wilkinson (Wilhelm). Brian had been a long time resident of the Stratford having attended Northwestern High School before attending Conestoga College and then moving to Calgary, Alberta where he first started a retail home appliance business. When interest rates peaked in the 80s he attended Laurentian U. and graduated with a Law/Psychology degree. He took that degree and began a Paralegal business with his brother Ian in Kitchener. He was an honest and staunch defender of his clients for many years but found with his low-key, informal and friendly nature he was more comfortable just doing appliances. In later years he was known as Mr. Fix-It and had a reputation of being the most knowledgeable and educated appliance repairman in the city. Brian was soft-spoken, always willing to help and forgiving of others to a fault. He had learned to forgive himself and to forgive others. He believed the best of people and was always willing to give someone another chance. He lived the life he chose and did it on his own terms. He was loved by more than he knew. He will be missed by many. Friends and family may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Thursday, May 12 from 7 9 p.m. There will be a private interment service on Saturday, May 14. As expressions of sympathy, please consider memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Perth County or Feline Friends Network of Stratford through the funeral home. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
Thursday, May 12, 2016
7 – 9 p.m.
W.G. Young Funeral Home

Private Interment Service
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Memorial Donations
Alzheimer Society of Perth County
Feline Friends Network of Stratford

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