In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


William Ralph Wilkie


Petty Officer Cook (Seamen), V10385, RCNVR


Died: 11 Nov 1994


WILKIE, William Ralph - peacefully on November 11, 1994, in Victoria, at the age of 77 years. He leaves his loving family: two daughters, Rachel (Dan) MacLeod and Theresa Cross; four sons, Kent (Heather), Joe (Sylvia), Pat (Jackie) and Howard Bracken; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Doug and Jim; one sister, Mona Hildebrand and their families. Family and friends may pay their respects at McCall Bros. Chapel on Tuesday, November 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from McCall Bros. Floral Chapel, Johnson and Vancouver Streets, on Wednesday, November 16, at 4:00 p.m., followed by cremation at Royal Oak Crematorium. the family wishes to express its great appreciation to all the staff at Mt. St. Mary for their kindness, care and support.


Ships served in:

RCNVR DIVISION REGINA - Enlisted 12 Jun 1940. Commenced Active Service 14 Jun 1940

HMCS MEANDER - Served in MEANDER 10 Sep 1940 - 19 Apr 1941 as a Cook, RCNVR

HMCS CRUSADER - Served in CRUSADER 20 Apr 1941 - 24 Jul 1941. Rated Leading Cook (S)01 Jun 1941

HMCS CLAYOQUOT - Served in CLAYOQUOT 25 Jul 1941 - 21 Jan 1942 as a Leading Cook (S), RCNVR

HMCS PRESERVER - Served in PRESERVER 05 Jun 1943 - 21 Jul 1943 as a PO Cook (S), RCNVR

HMCS YORK - Served in YORK 19 May 1945 - 19 Aug 1945 as a PO Cook (S), RCNVR

HMCS QUEEN - Drafted to QUEEN 30 Aug 1945. Demobilized 31 Oct 1945 as a PO Cook (S), RCNVR





(RW01) Cook Ralph Wilkie (right) with his brother Douglas Robert Wilkie (RCAF)

(RW02) Record of Service

(RW03) Medals awarded - 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, Defence Medal, CVSM & Clasp, War Medal 1939-45



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