Robert Dale Wilkinson born March 11, 1948 passed away peacefully after a very short battle with cancer on April 14, 2020 with his family close by.
Dale is survived by his three sons, Andrew (Carrie) and their two sons Kyren and Brayden; Jamie (Brette); Robin (Jennifer) son Anthony and daughter Brittney; brother, Donny (Karen); sister-in-laws, Kelly (Jim) Dwyer & Joyce Worthington; several nieces, nephews and extended family.
Dale was predeceased by his wife Edna Wilkinson (Scharf); parents, Robbie and Evelyn Wilkinson; Mother and Father in-law, Clarence and Queade Scharf; brother in-law, Jim Scharf.
Dale was born in Perdue SK and from an early age was born into farming with his dad Robbie and brother Donny. Dale and Donny farmed together after the passing of their father Robbie until 1989. Then Dale moved on to farm with the Scharf family. Dale worked on the Scharf farm until he retired at the age of 65. He would still work from time to time. Dale was a huge asset to the Scarf farm even after his retirement. From spring to fall work to giving a helping hand year-round whenever needed. He just couldn’t stay away from the farm life.
Dale grew up loving to go hunting with his brother and buddies. They took many trips around the province for some good hunts and great times.
Dale would also take the family up to the lake (Cochin) every summer. The cabin was always full of kids and friends. There where so many great memories and friends from all those summers.
Over His retirement years Dale loved to just go “cruisin”. Whether it be around Perdue checking on family, friends, or fields. Or stopping by his son Andrews to grab the paper and visit with his family and get the odd haircut. Or stopping by at coffee time to visit with his son Jamie and the boys at the Scharfs farm. Or heading down south to Avonlee to visit his son Robin and his family. Dale would also go for a drive to different towns and provinces just to see something he’d always wanted to see. Never fly...just get in his car and cruise.
Then the winters would come and Dale would love getting into his old Case tractor and plow snow for the odd friend. Never to early and never late at night. Just enough to keep him busy.
Dale was always in for a coffee around the local businesses in Perdue. Keeping up on the local news you know. I’m sure all the old boys are going to miss his quirky laugh and laid-back opinions.
Dale was always willing to give a helping hand whenever needed. He was one of the good ol boys. Dale will be missed by so many. Loved always, remembered forever. Dale...a wonderful Son, Brother, Husband, Dad, Grandfather...but most of all....Friend.
As per wishes by Dale, there will be only a graveside service with family and friends at a later date.
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