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October 29, 1940 - June 23, 2019
Passed away at home with family by her side on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the age of 78. Beloved wife of Florian for 50 years. Cherished mother to Christa Vickerage (Steve), Ian Pavlik (Sarah); and Richard-David Evans (Shareefa). Loved grandmother to Michaela, Alex, Mya, and Sophie. Dear sister of Rilla Irvine (Lance). Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent Street Barrie) to celebrate Wilma’s life on Monday, July 22, 2019 from 4-6 p.m. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca
Wilma Ruth Pavlik was born 1940 in Saskatchewan’s farming community. Father, a carpenter, of Scottish descend and mother, a school teacher, had Irish parents. After teaching English and stenography at Saskatoon’s business college, Wilma (nee. Aim) moved to Winnipeg, Thunder Bay and later to Toronto as Chief Medical Librarian. In 1969 she married Flory Pavlik. At the same time, Wilma founded a consulting firm with her husband. They moved to Barrie, three years later, and started a family… son Ian and daughter Christa. During the early 1970’s, Wilma also became an award-winning writer. Barrie became her loving city and volunteered for many different organizations and charities. Her other fondness were pets. Wilma and her husband retired during the late 1990’s when Ian and Christa began to oversee their company. It was time to travel the world and visit families in Europe. Wilma also became a proud Grandma to four Grandchildren; Michaela, Alex, Mya and Sophie. Regrettably, Wilma showed signs of debility by 2012 and travels came to a halt.