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"WYK" 2003 Obituary


WYKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-10-25 published
WYKES, Percy Herbert Arthur (B.A.; M.A. Balliol College, Oxford)
Died peacefully at the Lenadco Home, Napanee, on Thursday, October 23, 2003 in his 97th year. He will be sadly missed by Elizabeth (Betty), wife of 65 years; son Colin (Georgene), Nanoose Bay, British Columbia and daughters: Janet (Ghazi FAROOQ,) Nanoose Bay, British Columbia and Sally (Mike DOLLACK), Napanee, Ontario seven grandchildren: Heather, Mark, Navaid, Adeel, Bryan, Ian and Anne and five great-grand_sons: Jacob, Coleson, Braydon, Devon and Jackson. Percy had a long career in education which took him from MillHill (England), Ravenscourt (Winnipeg), Ridley College (St. Catharines), to the library at McMaster University (Hamilton). The cottage at Rock Lake, Algonquin Park, provided him with years of enjoyment. His many interests included reading, birdwatching, canoeing, gardening and Scottish Country Dancing. Percy will be best remembered as a true and generous gentleman, who had the amazing ability to recall historical facts and to quote ''The English Masters''.
''Sunset and evening Star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea...''
Alfred Lord Tennyson
At Percy's request, there will be no visitation; a private family service will be held at a later date. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the Wartman Funeral Home, 448 Camden Road at Newburgh Road, Napanee K7R 1G1, (613-354-3722).

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