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Mark ‘Wilko’ Wilkinson

Mark “Wilko” Wilkinson, 55, of Sydney, Australia, and Aspen died peacefully of natural causes on Nov. 11 in Aspen.

Mark brought passion and integrity to all that he did. A motor mechanic by trade, a bus driver by choice and a snowboard instructor and coordinator just because. He loved rugby and refereed with gusto, rode a motor bike on many great adventures, flew to concerts all over the world at a moment’s notice, knew the best seat and best route on every plane in the fleet, cooked a lamb roast and potatoes with the best of them and wore his Akubra with flair. He was an Aussie bloke to his core.

He had a booming voice and a big presence but it was in the quiet moments behind the scenes where he changed lives through his ability to connect and care so deeply. With his little smirk and devilish ways he is now reunited with his canine partner in crime. He will be deeply missed but his spirit and lessons will live on in so many.

He is survived by his treasured partner and best friend Annette. Loved brother of Anne (John), Helen (Greg, deceased), Chris (Kate), Paul (Catherine) and Tim (Cheryl). Adored by the Sherriff family, nieces and nephews, and friends and family all around the world.

Mark is now back home in Australia for a family funeral. A memorial in Aspen is planned for the afternoon of Dec. 15 at Buttermilk. More details to follow.

More wag

Less bark


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