Leslie Vernon Wilkins, 81, of Salisbury, passed away peacefully at the Moncton Hospital on Saturday, October 12, 2019 with family by his side. Born in Saint John, he was the son of the late Vernon and Hazel (Killam) Wilkins.
Leslie was a retired carpenter and former employee of Canada Cement LaFarge. He worked for the Brookfield Nova Scotia plant for a year as well. Leslie was an active member of the Havelock Wesleyan Church and the Monday Morning Merry Makers. Leslie enjoyed bowling with his church league, making Sauerkraut and growing Christmas Trees which were sold not only in Salisbury and Moncton, but as far as Saint John, Fredericton, and Nova Scotia. People loved his trees.
Leslie is survived and sadly missed by his beloved wife of 61 years, Rhea Wilkins; three children, Jeffrey Wilkins (Wanda), Bruce Wilkins all of Salisbury and Debra Mowery (Greg) of Virginia, US; eight cherished grandchildren who he worshipped, Mandy, Alicia, Patrick, Shawn, Richard, Atasha, Andrea and Daniel; six great-grandchildren, Hayden, Alexis, Jase, Carmen, Tristan, and Sofia; two sisters, Eileen Wilson (Melvin) and Joyce Wilkins both of Saint John; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Leslie was predeceased by an infant sister, Nancy.
Resting at Salisbury Funeral Home (372-4800) from where visitation will take place Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 2 – 4 and 6 - 8 pm and from where the Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 17 at 1 pm with Pastor Glen McVicar officiating. Interment in Maplewood Cemetery, Petitcodiac.
If desired, memorials to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.