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Robert Wesley Wilkes

July 3, 1930 ~ December 5, 2019 (age 89)


July 3, 1930 ~ December 5, 2019

Robert (Bob) Wesley Wilkes was born July 3, 1930, in Lacombe, Alberta and passed away peacefully at the Extended Care Unit, Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre with his loving family by his side on Thursday, December 5, 2019.

Bob is survived by his devoted wife of 67 years, Marilyn; four children, Daryl Wilkes (Yvonne), Brenda Pletz (Dennis), Lynn Patton (Grant), and Reg Wilkes (Gaylene); fourteen grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. Bob is also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family and an abundance of friends in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and the United Kingdom.

Bob was predeceased by his mother, Ida (1949); his father, Thomas (1966), and his step-mother, Beatrice (1975); brothers, Donald (2009), Reg (1975) and John/Jack (2008); and sister, Elizabeth/Betty (1975).

Bob’s life was filled with love, his death a gentle one. He will be missed deeply by many. As per Bob's request, no formal funeral will take place. There will be a private family interment. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

The Wilkes family wishes to extend a special thank you to Bob’s Lacombe Extended Care family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bob's name to the Lacombe Health Trust , Long Term Care at the following online location –


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Lacombe Health Trust
Box 5663, Lacombe AB T4L 1X3

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