Ronald Wilkins


2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 13, 2022
Brenan's Paradise Row Funeral Home
111 Paradise Row
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Monday, February 14, 2022
RiverCross Church (Formerly Main Street Baptist)
61 Forbes Drive
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
(506) 642-8060

Obituary of Ronald Thomas Wilkins

Surrounded by his family, Ronald Thomas Wilkins passed away peacefully at Rocmaura Nursing Home on February 8th, 2022, in his 95th year. Ronald was born on April 3rd, 1927, in Saint John, to the late Reginald and Matilda (nee Sampson) Wilkins.


Ron was a devoted, active and the longest-standing member of Main Street Baptist Church (now RiverCross Church). Ronald was known as a hardworking and loyal man as he was employed with Red Rose Tea for 40 years, and then also sold Electrolux vacuum cleaners. A very social man, Ron loved interacting with people and socializing with everyone he met. Ron and his wife Hilda loved their time at their trailer at Pirate’s Cove. He would spend his time relaxing on their swing greeting and waving to everyone who passed by. Ron also liked to spend his time golfing and bowling with his family and friends.


Ronald will be deeply missed by his children Rick (Beth) and Carol (Colombus); grandchildren Carla (Christopher), Terra (Greg), Lindsay (Josh), Ryan (Kathleen), David, and Sarah (Andrew); great-grandchildren Nuna, Hassan, Taelyn, Lyla, Felix, Tiana, Jeremiah, Denver, and Avah; siblings Douglas, Geraldine, and Patricia; sisters-in-law Norma (Dick) and Joan; many nieces and nephews; and his special friend Bea. Ronald is predeceased by his parents Reginald and Matilda, his loving wife of 55 years Hilda (nee Irwin), son Brian; brothers Albert, Chester, Reginald, Harold, and Donald; and sisters Goldie, Doreen, Myrtle, and Shirley.


The family would thank Ridgewood and Rocmaura Nursing Home for the excellent care and compassion. 


Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (634-7424). Visitation for Ron will be held on Sunday, February 13th, 2022, from 2:00-8:00 PM. The Funeral Service will be on Monday, February 14th, 2022, at 11:00 AM at RiverCross Baptist Church (61 Forbes Dr, Saint John,). The family has provided the opportunity for those unable to attend the funeral to participate via livestream. To access the livestream please visit Ron’s obituary page. Due to Covid-19 health measures placed on indoor gatherings by the Government of New Brunswick, all those 12 and older attending the visitation and service will be required to show proof of vaccination and a piece of government-issued ID or proof of medical exemption. Donations in Ronald’s memory can be made to Rocmaura Nursing Home or RiverCross Baptist Church.   For those who wish, condolences may be made by visiting

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