JARS v61n3 - In Memoriam: Barbara Wilkins

In Memoriam: Barbara Wilkins

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Barbara Wilkins in Toronto, Ont., Canada, on April 11, 2007.
Barbara was one of the first members of the Canadian Rhododendron Society; she served as president of the Toronto Chapter, and editor of the Canadian bulletin. She participated in numerous ways at meetings, plant sales, work parties and social events. Her talks and wonderful slide presentations gave much information on plants and the scenes portrayed.
Barbara was an accomplished horticulturist; she belonged to many garden and plant societies. Her superb garden featured numerous varieties of mature and unusual plants and rhododendrons. She won many awards and was deservedly honoured with the American Rhododendron Society's Bronze Medal last November.
With her husband, Douglas, Barbara was a world traveler, organizing plant tours in South America, South Africa, China, Europe, to name some of the locales.
Barbara's ability and knowledge and cheerful contributions of time and effort will be missed. She brightened our lives.
We extend our sympathy to Douglas, her sons Jim and Hugh, and all members of her family.