WILLICK, Wilbur Leonard


WILLICK – Wilbur Leonard
August 1, 1922 – June 24, 2011

Wilbur L. Willick, (Pa), age 88, beloved husband, father, grandfather passed away peacefully at the Colonel Belcher on June 24, 2011. Wilbur was born August 1st, 1922 in Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan, the 5th child of 8. He joined the Navy and volunteered for D.E.M.S. until his discharge. For 65 years he lived in Springbank and operated a dairy farm. He lived his life with honor and integrity and was loved dearly by his family and friends. His loving partner, Jean Heather, who spent the last 14 years with him, traveling, fishing and hosting family events, will sadly miss him. He leaves behind 4 children and his grandchildren who brought him a great deal of joy and pride.

A memorial, honouring his life, will be held at Springbank Community Church (across from Calaway Park) on Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 2:30 P.M. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Wilbur’s memory may be made to the Calgary Poppy Fund / Veteran’s Food Bank, 1, 4539 – 6 Street N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 3Z6.

  1. On 28/06/2011 at 7:15 am Sandie Hindes Said:

    Mar and Family So sorry to hear about your Dad/Granddad our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Hopefully your fond memories will help to get you through this difficult time.
    Sandie & Matt

  2. On 29/06/2011 at 6:23 pm Christine and Richard Simons Said:

    Sending our condolences to Jean, my cousins, and all the families. Wilbur was a great person and a special uncle. He always had a great attitude and sense of humour. My dad Art really enjoyed getting together with him even in his last years and they were a real pair! He had a good life and will be missed by all. In honour of his service as a veteren, we will make a donation to the fund that he chose. Big hugs to all.

  3. On 02/07/2011 at 11:54 am John Bushell family Said:

    Our condolences to all the family. Wilbur was kind and always open to discussions with friends of his kids. In the later years I remember his trips to the dairy barn to see Murray milking, who was visiting and to tell stories of Saskatchewan, hunting and days on the farm equipment. Wilbur provided his family well and his sense of humor was a special; as is passed to the children. We celebrate his life and honour his efforts and commitment to the family. Love John Maureen and family.

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