Predeceased by husband Jim Wilkins, Billie is survived by her sister, Shirley Johnson (Bernard)–semicolon– daughter, Mary-Ellen (Tony)–semicolon– granddaughter, Emma–semicolon– son, Matt–semicolon– numerous nieces and nephews–semicolon– and her two beloved cats, Rusty and Tabitha.
Billie passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer and a long life full of compassion, adventures, love, and laughter. She was an integral part of Jim’s successful career, and her studies/travel adventures included Galapagos, Antarctica, Europe and Iceland. She was a board member of Edmonton Musical Theatre for several years and cherished her time volunteering at St. Joseph’s Basilica.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 22, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Basilica, 10044 – 113 Street, Edmonton with interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 14611-Mark Messier Trail, Edmonton.
In lieu of flowers, please cuddle a kitty, do something special for someone in need, or donate to the Jim & Billie Wilkins Fund through Edmonton Community Foundation.