Wilcox, Lloyd Murray

Peacefully on April 30, 2021, Lloyd passed into the loving arms of Jesus at Errinrung Long Term Care Home, just four days shy of his 96th birthday.

Born on May 4, 1925 in Meaford, Lloyd was the youngest son of Truman and Laura (nee Bumstead) Wilcox.

He was predeceased by his sister Elsie Abbott, and his brother Harold Wilcox.

Lloyd was predeceased by his beloved wife Bernice (nee Doherty) in 1998 and his devoted son Brian in 2019.

He is survived by his loving wife Nora (Harris) and his twin children Brad (Lynn) Wilcox and Brenda Taylor and his daughter-in-law Anne Ramsay-Wilcox. Predeceased by daughter-in law Jackie and fondly remembered by step-daughter Jan McCauley and her family.

Lloyd was a loving and devoted Grandfather to Michelle (Kevin) Macnamara, Michael (Anna) Taylor, Meghan (Mike) Boyd, Abbie (Kevin) Giroux, Alison (David) Wilcox Lanfear, Ayron (Keith) Platt, Craig (Melissa) Wilcox, Neil (Erika) Wilcox, Lindsay (Zak) Pollari and Colleen (Jeff) Hammer and treasured Great Grandfather of fifteen.

We mourn the loss but also celebrate the life of a simple, humble man whose calm, patient and supportive approach to life profoundly influenced all of us in so many ways.

Lloyd would proudly tell you that he was born and raised in Meaford, lived there all his life except for his army service in WWII and in recent years when his health declined.

A dedicated employee at Meaford Post Office for 29 years. He knew each person’s mailbox number by heart and as his memory started to fail, he would often say to people “I know your box number, but I just can’t remember your name.”

Lloyd exemplified his supportive, caregiving nature as he lovingly cared for his wife Bernice through her extended illness. They celebrated 50 years together just before her passing.

Lloyd and Nora were married on May 5, 2001 and shared many happy years together. Nora’s love and support through the years meant a great deal to Lloyd and his family.

Lloyd was a devout Christian with strong Baptist roots and a life long member of Meaford United Church. His strong faith carried him through life’s challenges and his love of singing favorite hymns brought joy to all.

Lloyd was a proud member of the Meaford Legion Branch 32 for over 75 years and served for a time as the Bookkeeper.

A true gentleman in so many ways. He will be dearly missed but fondly remembered for all he taught us and the wonderful memories he gave. A generous, fun-loving soul, Lloyd hoped to bring a smile to those he met.

The family would like to express gratitude to staff at Errinrung Long Term Care who helped with Lloyd’s care.

A private family service will be conducted followed by an interment at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford.  As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Meaford Hospital Foundation or to the Alzheimer’s Society through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca. 

Details

A private family service will be conducted followed by an interment at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford.

Donations: Meaford Hospital Foundation or to the Alzheimer’s Society
Make a donation in memory of Lloyd Murray Wilcox


Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Jennifer & Bill Pearson
    Saturday, May 1, 2021

    Brenda, Brad, Anne and families….
    The ‘old neighbourhood’ memories come flooding back.
    Cherish the memories…..a true gentleman is now watching over all of you from above!

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  2. Sandi & Randy
    Saturday, May 1, 2021

    Dear Brenda, Brad, Anne & Families
    What a beautiful tribute and remembrance of such a wonderful man. Our deepest sympathies to all of you. We know you have so many cherished memories to hold tight in your hearts and minds.
    Sending hugs and love.
    Sandi & Randy

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  3. Bev and Glenn Caswell.
    Saturday, May 1, 2021

    I’m so sorry to hear of Lloyd’s passing. I knew him all my life. He was a kind, jovial, wonderful man. He will be missed. Our sincere sympathy to all the family.
    Bev and Glenn Caswell

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  4. Jim and Deb Chapman
    Saturday, May 1, 2021

    Brenda and Brad ~
    Out thoughts are with you and your family.
    It’s always sad to say goodbye to those we love.
    Your Dad was a true gentle man.
    Sincere sympathy
    Jim & Deb

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  5. Janice Wayne Wilson and family
    Saturday, May 1, 2021

    Nora and family

    Please accept our deepest condolences. Mr Wilcox was such a lovely and kind man. We bought his home on Burton St from him. He was so gracious and so proud to tell us all about this beautiful home….we often speak of him. May your memories comfort you at this very sad time.
    Janice & Wayne Wilson.

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  6. Brenda Ratcliffe
    Saturday, May 1, 2021

    Brenda and families. Your Dad was such a special person. He was so friendly at the post office and was missed when he retired. He always had a smile and kind words. My very special memory when he was with you at a concert at the Baptist Church and singing hyms. May he rest in peace. Sending hugs.

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  7. Bonnie Hammond
    Sunday, May 2, 2021

    To Lloyd’s family – my sincere condolences – especially to Brenda & her family who I know the best. May your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time. Bonnie Hammond

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  8. Wendy&Willy
    Sunday, May 2, 2021

    Our condolences your dad was a gentle sole always glad to take the time to have a conversation, my you hold your memories close.

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  9. Dave Brown and Joanne Hill
    Sunday, May 2, 2021

    I remember alot of little sayings that Lloyd always said to me while he was a avid bowler most of my time I had the bowling lanes .He would say Davey you have the hottest water in town or how are ya today brownie .Your gonna have to put a heater in those benches he was the very first person to bring his own cushion always had a great time while he was there Especially on the birthday get togethers with the whole family .Rest in peace lefty .Dave Brown and Joanne Hill

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  10. Wayne Parker
    Sunday, May 2, 2021

    We were privileged to be neighbours to the Wilcox family when we lived on Parker Street in the 50’s and 60’s. They were such great neighbours and we have so many wonderful memories of that time. Our deepest sympathies to Brad and Brenda and their families in the loss of their Dad. Lloyd was a true gentleman.

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  11. Barb and Bill.
    Sunday, May 2, 2021

    So sorry to hear of Lloyds passing. I have lots of great memories from when working at post Office with him. Just think of all the good times .Hugs to you all.

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  12. Mallory McKean
    Sunday, May 2, 2021

    Brenda & Family –
    I am so sorry to hear about Lloyd’s passing and I am thinking about you and your family. I remember hearing Lloyd sing when I would visit my Grandfather at Errinrung. You must have so many memories. These memories will forever hold a special place in your heart!
    Sending you a big hug from down the road.
    Mallory

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  13. Jennifer Dorgelo
    Sunday, May 2, 2021

    Dear Brenda and Family
    Thinking of you Brenda at this sad time. You’ve been such a good daughter to your Dad with your frequent visits to him every day. Although your Dad lived a long life, it’s always sad when a strong link in the family chain is taken away. May your Family, Friends and Faith give you strength when you need it and help you through the days ahead.
    With my sympathy and friendship,
    Jennifer

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  14. Wanda
    Sunday, May 2, 2021

    Brenda and Brad,
    Very sorry for your loss..
    Howie, Wanda and Steve Wheeler

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  15. Ted Taylor
    Monday, May 3, 2021

    Brenda,Brad and families

    My sincere condolences on the passing of your father, grandfather, great grandfather.
    Lloyd is Home.

    Ted

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    1. D D
      Wednesday, May 5, 2021

      Thanks Ted >> the pathway to Home has many bends and turns, >>Yes

      Reply
  16. Shirley Cook
    Monday, May 3, 2021

    My sincere condolences to entire Wilcox family. So many memories from the Thompson/Parker St. days .
    Shirley

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  17. Ross Lamont
    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

    Brad. Very sorry to learn of your father’s passing.

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  18. Kathy Nussey
    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

    May 4, 2021
    Brad our deepest condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts are with you. Kathy, Jeremy and Mark Nussey

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  19. Rosemary Taylor
    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

    Brad & Brenda: My sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad. Cherish the memories. He will live on in your hearts.

    Rosemary

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  20. Stephen McKay
    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

    Brenda and Brad, I have fond memories of both your Mom and Dad in your old neighbourhoods. They were such fine people. Condolences to you and your families. Steve

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  21. Bob Reid
    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

    Brenda & Family Sorry for your loss at this time, Always remember the good memories.

    Bob

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  22. Doug & Denyse
    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

    Our sincere sympathies to you, Brenda, your brother and your families. We’re sure your remembrances will be of comfort at this time and in the days ahead.

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  23. Brian and Trudi Wiley
    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

    Brenda, Brad and Nora
    Our condolences on passing of your Dad! What a wonderful man he was. I like Brenda R remember your Dad at Dave’s concert and how he remembered the words to all the old hymns. Truly a testament of his strong faith. Keeping you all in our prayers at this difficult time.
    Brian and Trudi

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  24. Al Nesbitt
    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

    Brad and Brenda and families. You have my condolences on Lloyd’s passing. I always enjoyed working with Lloyd. He was always positive and in a good mood and a man for detail. Keep the memories alive.
    Al

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  25. Isabell Fiddis
    Thursday, May 6, 2021

    Brenda and family sorry for your loss my condolences and big hugs to all

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  26. Murray Adams
    Thursday, May 6, 2021

    My deepest sympathy for a great guy,to all the families, Murray Adams

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  27. Reg & Jan Noble
    Friday, May 7, 2021

    So sorry to hear of Lloyd’s passing. He and Nora were great neighbours. I will always remember when he visited Bernie every day in hospital.

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  28. Shirley Keaveney
    Friday, May 7, 2021

    Dear Brenda, Brad and Nora,
    My sincerest condolences on the passing of Lloyd, he was a true gentleman, always a smile and always knew people`s names. You will have many wonderful memories. I very much enjoyed working with Bernie, Lloyd was a kind and gentle soul. Rest in peace.

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