Pilot’s funeral to be held today

THE funeral service of a gyrocopter pilot, who was killed in a crash east of Nowra on March 16 will be held today (Wednesday).

FAREWELL: Gyrocopter pilot Ken Wilkinson.

FAREWELL: Gyrocopter pilot Ken Wilkinson.

Ken Wilkinson, 65, a well-known local businessman, of South Nowra died when his gyrocopter crashed into farmland west of Mayfield Road, near the Brundee Swamp.

A large crowd of mourners is expected to attend Mr Wilkinson’s funeral at the Nowra City Church, in McMahons Road, North Nowra from 11am.

He is survived by his wife Mary and children Tamara and Kane.

In lieu of flowers, donations to cancer research would be appreciated.