Eulogy delivered on August 6, 2011 by Carson’s son, Jack Wilkie:
by Ogden Nash
People expect old men to die,
They do not really mourn old men.
Old men are different. People look
At them with eyes that wonder when
People watch with unshocked eyes;
But the old men know when an old man dies.
No one is born an old man, it’s a title that must be earned. Carson Wilkie was the rarest of all things, a simple honest man. He was a man of uncompromising principle and unflagging loyalty. He was married to my mother, Helen for 62 years. A skilled carpenter and mechanic, he gave generously of his time and talent to anyone in his heart or in need. He was a good man who lived life well and treated people fairly. A well loved husband, father and grandfather. He will be well remembered.
Gifts in honour of Carson’s life will support projects in Nicaragua – a country that both his son, Jack and granddaughter, Shelaine have been involved with.
Click here to contribute to this tribute, or mail to:
Change for Children Attn: Shelaine Sparrow
2nd Floor, 10808-124 Street Edmonton, AB T5M 0H3
*please reference Wilkie Tribute if mailing