Hearts are shattered again with the loss of our family foundation, James (Jim) Pilkington. Passing peacefully Thursday, March 18th, 2021 at the Brantford General hospital with sons James and Andrew at his side. Reunited with his wife Patricia (Pat) Pilkington, who passed such a short time ago in November 2019.
Born during the hardship of war, May 16th, 1939 in Manchester, England. Son of Josephine and James Pilkington, Jim was the oldest of two children and is survived by his sister Pauline Newton in Denton, Manchester. Leaving school in 1954 he progressed as a skilled tradesman, married Pat in March 1961 and served in the RAF until 1963. His skills as a tool cutter and grinder gave opportunity to the family, first immigrating to Australia, returning to England in 1970, then settling in Brantford, Ontario in 1974. Jim worked at Koehring Waterous, FMG Timberjack until their closing in 1992. Employed at Westinghouse Siemens in Hamilton until retirement in 2003, He was renowned for the quality of his work, and dedication to family and friends.
Jim was a avid fisherman, golfer and sports fan. He especially loved soccer, played in England, Australia and Canada. He is past president of the Brantford Ex-Imperial soccer club and is known as a huge supporter of his home team Manchester United. Well known for his generosity and loving support to Cindy and Jim Pilkington, Lois and Andrew Pilkington and granddaughters Nikki, Courtney, Hayley, and Kennedy. Thanks to the many LTC caregivers at Telfer Place, Paris. James will be missed and remembered by workmates, friends, family and fellow Ex-Imperial members. Due to Covid-19 a private family service will be held. Messages of condolence may be left at www.tollfh.ca