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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Local Musician Robert "Wilky" Wilkinson Passes

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of talented local musician Robert "Wilky" Wilkinson on September 14  He had been part of the Hamilton and Welland music communities. Our condolences to his family, friends and fans.

His obituary:

It is with great sadness that the family of Robert Wilkinson (Wilky) is announcing his passing on Monday, September 14, 2020 at the age of 66 years old. He was a wonderful man and an exceptional musician...his songs will be cherished forever. Rob will be lovingly remembered by his partner Lynne who was with him every minute, and by his wonderful children Tania (Craig) and Jason (Melanie). He will also be fondly remembered by his grandchildren; Taylor, Colton, Cloee, Cali, Daisy and Pierce (007). His wonderful mother Evelyn Wilkinson loved him deeply as did his late father Robert. Also, his amazing sisters Cathy (Gord), Diana, Louise (Lou) and their daughter Melaina will miss him so much and his late sister Janet. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to WELLAND FUNERAL HOME. Wilky's family will have a private service for him at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart Fund and the Kidney Foundation of Canada in honour of Wilky.

Here are some of the social media reactions:

Laurie Caputo

Lost a great friend and musician last night  Wilky aka Robert Wilkinson to some very serious health issues  . He will be very missed but be in our hearts forever  His band was called On A Roll .  Rest in piece my friend you will always have a place in my heart.

Bud Wilksonson

We lost a great musician and friend in Bob/Rob Wilkinson last night his suffering is over he will be sadly missed he was a son, brother, Dad, and grandad, too. We were good friends and musical industry brothers since before we both began in the business, We rehearsed together years ago but the band never took place - we remained good friends over all the years. I will miss him!






Links: Robert "Wilky" Wilkinson, Videos above courtesy of Robert wilkinson
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