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John Wilkinson

26th Apr 1958 — 20th Jan 2023
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Passed away peacefully at home with his family beside him on 20th January 2023, aged 64 years.

Adored husband of Bec. A proud and devoted dad to Ella and Erin.

John will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. He will remain forever and always in the hearts of all those who knew him.

Donations may be made in memory of John payable to 'Pancreatic Cancer UK' c/o G Seller Independent Funeral Directors, 75 Upper Bond Street, Hinckley, Leics, LE10 1RH Tel: 01455 637457

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"Eavesy!" - I can hear you hollar at my shy face in the humanities area, trying to get me to shout back and demonstrate some form of confidence! You were an inspirational teacher, who encouraged me achieve great things and be the best version of myself. I'm devastated to hear that you're no longer with us, I am so so sorry. Thank you for being such an awesome teacher, we'll remember you always.
Jo and Rich
I have fond memories if Mr Wilkinson as my tutor /geography teacher at turn of the Millennium. He inspired me to keep working hard at what I loved.
Victoria Keyte nee Baker
Thinking of you
Marje and Alan
I hadn't seen John for many years but this news came as a blow. Hard to think of a guy so full of life being taken so soon. I taught with Badger back in the 80s, sharing laughs in the infamous Humanities staffroom, sharing many beers on football tours. A lovely man. RIP Badger.
Peter Davies
Dear Bec, Ella, Erin and family,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
When we think of John we think of a smiling face and incredible warmth and charisma. He made everyone he came into contact with feel valued and cared for.
Aisling remembers her Geography lessons with great fondness. John’s classes were always so much fun because of his cheerfulness, wonderful sense of humour and imaginative explanations. John celebrated each student for who they were, never judging, just eager to help them become a better version of themselves and discover their passion. He was a phenomenal teacher and person and because of this he undoubtedly changed so many people’s lives for the better. Thank you, John.
With love,
The Lynch-Kelly family.
Phil Kelly
I had the pleasure of being taught geography at the John Cleveland College by Mr John Wilkinson in the early 00s. My thoughts go to all the family 🙏🏻❤️
Mr Steven Simmons
With much love to Bec, Ella and Erin
In memory of John. Love Sarah
Sarah Eglin
John -a fantastic teacher, a much loved colleague and a true friend. You always gave the best bear hugs and knew how to make everything ok. We feel privileged to have known you and your legacy will live on always in the hearts and minds of those who knew you. Heart broken for Bec, Ella and Erin. We loved you Wilko xx
Jules and Dicky
Deepest condolences to Bec and the girls. John was a huge part of our lives when we worked with him at JCC. A wonderful colleague and friend, who looked out for both of us as new teachers as well as providing lots of laughs in the infamous humanities staffroom. We will always remember him. Sending much love to all the family.
Emma and Tom Campbell
Such a huge loss in so many ways. Deepest condolences to Bec and the girls. He will be missed by everyone who knew him, both personally and professionally. Rest in peace big man. x
Graeme and Analisia
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I am so sorry for your loss. Although I didn't know John and only 'knew' him through Rae and Dave I can feel your pain and sorrow. Beaming light to Bec and family.
Such sad news about one of life's true gents. Taught me geography and was an inspirational rugby coach 1980-83. John wasn't much older than us and I was lucky to remain friends with him throughout our lives.rip John and condolences to your family.
Simon Kirkland
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