It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Jim Wilkinson on October 5, 2015 in Vernon, British Columbia. Jim was born February 5, 1945. He worked as a linesman for many years with BC Hydro. Jim was an accomplished rodeo carver and artist, a past bareback rodeo competitor, Legion member and an avid gardener. He will be forever loved and his memory cherished by his partner Helen Rougeau; daughters Shawna, Candace (Cassie); step-daughter Machell Louis; grandsons Collin Whitney, Tyson (Rebecca) Whitney, Howie Louis, Chantelle Eustache and great-grandchildren Elise, Koen and Leo. He is further survived by his siblings Billy (Patsy), Roy (Gaye) Amy Wilkinson and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 9, 2015 at the Head of Lake Hall (118 Head of the Lake Road, Vernon, BC). Interment to follow in the cemetery. Those wishing to do so may make a donation in Jim’s memory to the BC Cancer Agency (150, 686 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G1) or North Okanagan Hospice Society (3506 27th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4). You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line obituary @ Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES ® Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

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