12 Campbell Street, Castlemaine
195 High Street, Kangaroo Flat (Bendigo)
Wildon passed away on Sunday 9th August aged 73 years.
Now reunited with his beloved wife Linda.
Dearly loved father of Sharon, Kelly and Sarah, father-in-law of Scott and Kim.
Loving Bampa to Rhys, Scarlett and Oliver and Great Bampa to Ally.
He touched all with his generosity but will be remembered most for his unique humour and ability to always make you laugh.
A devoted Swansea City FC supporter and proud Welshman to the end
who always sang the national anthem before Wales played a rugby match.
MAE HEN WLAD FY NHADAU (LAND OF MY FATHERS)
Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi,
Gwlad beirdd a chantorion, enwogion o fri;
Ei gwrol ryfelwyr, gwladgarwyr tra mâd,
Tros ryddid gollasant eu gwaed.
Gwlad, Gwlad, pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad,
Tra môr yn fur i'r bur hoff bau,
O bydded i'r heniaith barhau.
A private cremation was held on Friday 14th August.
They don’t make many Wildon’s and that’s a pity. I loved my times in his company. Engaging and uniquely funny. He’ll be missed but will always be remembered. #YJB
A wonderful brother-in-law who we will miss so much. Even though we were miles apart we always kept in touch with regular phone calls. Love you Wil. Xx
Lovingly remembered. So many happy memories of dear Wildon who was always patient and kind with his younger cousins and very, very funny. He introduced my brothers to the music of Ray Charles, Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry and passed on his old Dansette, our first record player. Remembering happy times at Broughton Avenue with his brother Anthony and with Aunty Kitty and Uncle Walter.
Uncle Wildon, you will be missed by all. I hope you are now reunited with Lynda, Nana, Grampa & Dad and you are all having a drink & happy(well as happy as a Hopkins can be). Lots of love, Lee x
We have such happy memories of Wildon from our childhood. His great sense of humour and generosity spending time with younger cousins. We particularly remember with great fondness the happy times we all had together as a family at Broughton Avenue. Our father (uncle Jim) particularly loved Wildon’s sense of humour and would often drive home repeating Wildon’s jokes while he continued to laugh.
With the same great memories of Wildon as all of his younger cousins! …… of great fun, laughter and of the very happy days (and nights) at Broughton Avenue.
We all remember this so well (with Wildon, Aunty Kitty, Uncle Walter and Anthony)
With all our love from” Old South Wales