After a 4 month battle with leukemia, Dr. Pat passed away peacefully at the Trail Columbia View Lodge on April 2, 2014 at the age of 79.
Dr. Pat was born in Lethbridge, Alberta to George & Helen (Hosey) Wilcox in 1935. He attended high school in Nelson, BC and graduated with his Dental degree from the University of Alberta in 1965. He married Helena Kloprogge of Holland in 1963, and from this relationship 3 children were born (Mark, Eugene and Claudia). In 1978, Pat married Ann Simpson and became the father to Ann’s children; Frank, Nancy and John. After Ann’s passing in May 1993, Pat married Joan in 1994.
Dr. Pat is survived by his loving wife Joan; his brother Bernie (Sheryl) of St. John, NS, children Mark (Rita) Wilcox of Airdrie, Alberta; Eugene Wilcox of Taipei, Taiwan; Claudia (Randy) Wagner of Prince George, BC.; Nancy (Carey) Bagg of Fruitvale, BC.; Frank (Sheila) Simpson of Victoria and John Simpson of Port Coquitlam. He was a dear grandpa to Branden, Jorja-Rae, CJ, Sandy, Stephanie, Ryan and Lukas. He was preceded in death by his parents, second wife Ann and two sisters Marion and Doreen.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at St. Rita’s Catholic Parish
in Fruitvale, BC.