Wilfred Anthony Dillman


It is with gratitude for a life generously and lovingly lived, that we announce Wilfred Anthony Dillman passed away on September 8, 2017 in Dartmouth General Hospital. He was born in Wyses’ Corner on June 27, 1929. He was the son of the late William and Ena (Barron) Dillman. He was employed with DREA Dockyard Lab as a Senior Industrial Radiographer. His journey with heart disease forced an early retirement. He served as Clerk of Session at United Memorial Church in Halifax and Woodlawn United Church in Dartmouth as well as many boards and committees at various levels of the church. Some of his happiest years were the 7 years he spent as Lay Assistant to the ministers of Woodlawn United Church where he was involved in administrative tasks, pastoral care and social outreach. He was also involved with the First Presbyterian Church in Zephyrhills, Florida. Wilfred enjoyed square dancing in Dartmouth and Zephyrhills. He loved his vegetable gardens and spending time at the cottage in Pugwash. He was known as a ‘sharp’ card player and a great hugger. Wilfred is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joyce (Tupper), daughter Janet (Stephen Sollows), Yarmouth and son Paul (Elizabeth Bryce), Ottawa. He was very proud of his six grandchildren Jennie (Nicholas), Emily, Steen, Ruth, Rebekah and Luke. He is also survived by his brother Donald (Barbara), Elderbank, his special aunt Emma MacDonald and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his sisters Ella (Roy) Rhind and Roberta (Ervin) Dillman. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 3-6 pm at Woodlawn United Church. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Woodlawn United Church Thursday September 14 at 2pm, with Rev. Phillip Kennedy officiating. Burial and reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodlawn United Church, Habitat for Humanity or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.tjtracey.com