August 23, 1924 - June 9, 2018
Wilma Marguerite Perkins ( Barkwell) August 23 1924- June 09 2018
June 09th, 2018 Wilma passed away peacefully after suffering a stroke in late May.
Born in Norland, Ontario, Mom spent most of her life in Scarborough, Ontario.
Wilma was beloved wife to the late Douglas H Perkins, Mother to son Howard & wife Margaret (Australia), daughter Anne & husband Edward (Nova Scotia), son Scott & late wife Christine (Ajax, Ontario), and son Lorne & late wife Jennifer (Ajax, Ontario). Wilma has eight grandchildren, Robyn & late grandson, Kent -Australia, Allison (Welland Ontario) & Christopher (Nova Scotia), David (Sudbury Ontario), Heather (Oshawa Ontario), Mark (Lake of the Woods Ontario) , Amber (Ajax Ontario). Wilma also has nine great grandchildren ; Joe, Laura and April (Australia), Nate and Sophie (Nova Scotia) , Katelynne and Addilyn (Oshawa Ontario) and Tristan and Ryan (Welland Ontario).
Wilma was an elementary school teacher and librarian for the Scarborough Board of Education from 1961-1987. An active member of the Scarborough Bluffs United Church, until illness came along. An avid bridge player, reader, sailor, skier, lover of nature and the outdoors. Wilma’s happiest days were spent at the cottages in Georgian Bay and Shadow Lake. She loved the northern lakes and woods.
Wilma was a woman of great strength and integrity. She was a lady in the truest sense of the word. Wilma loved her family very much, and especially fond of the youngest children. She will be greatly missed by her family and her friends. We are very glad Mom is now at peace.
A memorial for Wilma will be held in the fall, when Howard is visiting from Australia.