It is with sadness that the family of Cyril Perkins announce his passing on March 14, 2021 at the age of 85, with his family by his side.
Cyril will be remembered by his children Wade (Jill) and Cathy-Anne (Vic), his granddaughters Shannon, Breanne, Kaylee (Ryan) and Valerie (Dave), Cathy-Anne and Wade’s mother Margaret-Ann (Bob Kohli), and his wife Denyse. Cyril also leaves behind his sisters Jean (Michael) and Gloria (Clive), his sister-in-law June and many nieces and nephews. Cyril was predeceased by his parents Ivan and Ione, his infant sister Joan and his brother Edward.
Cyril was born in Barbados in 1935. Cyril moved to Canada in the 60's to start his 30-year career with the Dale Carnegie organization as an instructor, business coach and international trainer in both Hamilton/Burlington and Kitchener/Waterloo. His dedication to sharing the Carnegie philosophy benefited many people and organizations throughout his career. Cyril took great enjoyment in his hobbies of photography, gardening, golf and cooking. He also greatly enjoyed a dram of scotch with friends and family over some good music and conversation.
The family would like to thank the staff at Lakeland Long Term Care, The Garden’s, and Dr. Phebe Gray for their care and dedication over the last several months.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will follow at a later date. As expressions of sympathy donations to Lakeland Long Term Care would be appreciated.
If you’d like to participate in a virtual service please send your email address to [email protected] and we will make sure to contact you with details of Cyril’s service.
Cyril was one of my favourite people. His smile, if he chose to share one with you, would warm your heart. His steadfast love for his family and friends was an inspiration to me. His hot sauce will ever be remembered. I look forward to meeting again. 💕-Stefan Myles
My sincere condolences to Cyril’s family. Rest In Peace Cyril.-Kevin Power
I am so sorry for your loss. Although it has been several years since I last saw Cyril I will always remember the stories he shared, his cat and the excellent rum punch.-Joanne Taylor
Wade and family you are all in my thoughts at this time of change.
Hopefully the comfort of your close family will help you through this loss.
So sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you during this difficult time..-Penny
Denyse: So sad to read about the passing of a great mentor for me. Cyril was a wonderful man whom I respected much as he assisted me in becoming a leader in Paragon Engineering/Stantec Consulting in KW area. I enjoyed the many early morning breakfasts and coaching that he provided to me for more than a decade. I was just thinking abourt Cyril last week and wondered how he was. It is obvious that you have made a move to the Parry Sound area. I hope you have many wonderful memories upon which you can draw upon during the days ahead. Larry-Larry and Dodie Galajda
Our heartfelt sympathy to you all during this difficult time. You are all in our thoughts.-Richard, Carol and Curtis Wilson
So very sorry Wade and family to hear of the passing of your Father! Deepest condolences, Mike and Marnie!-Michael Morel
My condolences to you and your family Wade. Treasure your memories as they will help guide you through your loss.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Judy and Nick Ryeland.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and the family, you are in our thoughts.-Chris & Vickie
Our sincerest condolences to our Commodore Wade and his family from his Sail Parry Sound family.-Sail Parry Sound
Sincere condolences from your extended East Coast family. We remember the good times -- learning to cook fish the 'Bajan' way; golf excursions; cottage time at Cap Brule; the fun and laughs we had at our family gatherings. Fond memories! God Bless you all.-Denyse Perkins
Dear Wade and family - We're sorry for your loss. Please know that we'll be thinking of you and praying for you.-Brendon and Alison Marsden