The Wilcox family sadly announces the peaceful passing of our dear mother Frances Enid Wilcox (nee Havard). Enid who was born in Altamont MB passed away peacefully on Saturday afternoon after a lengthy illness at the age of 85 years.
Mom graduated Normal School and began a teaching career in Holmfield, MB in 1947. Shortly after the start of her teaching career she was courted by a young Minister who proved his devotion by making the ten-mile trip each way on a bicycle to see her. Mom and Dad were married on August 24, 1948 at All Saints Church in Winnipeg. The officiating minister was their life-long friend Reverend Canon John Bethel, the man who introduced them. Once married, she joined Dad in his ministry at Christ Church in Melita, MB. This began a partnership lasting over fifty-nine years and five Parishes, which in the words of their dear friend Reverend Canon John Flagler, was enriched by the love, talent and professionalism that Mom brought to the marriage. Dad believed his greatest accomplishment was his marriage to mom. Those who knew her quickly realized that her greatest accomplishment was that she made Dad look good. Furthermore, numerous clergy and congregations throughout Canada benefited by Mom’s creative skills and sewing ability as a liturgical seamstress. Many others will remember her for her lifetime involvement in the Anglican Church Women, her piano playing and her passion for painting.
Mom will be truly missed by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren – son Sydney (Holly) and their children, Carole (Brad), and Andrew; son David (Geraldine) and their children Shauna, Mark and Dan; son John (Mary-Lynn) and their children, Beth, Sarah and James; daughter Cyndi Moynaugh (D’Arcy) and their daughter, Kaelyn; as well as the great-grandchildren, Chloe, Linden, Hailey, and Brayden.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca and to the Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta, 3688 – 48th Ave. N.E., Calgary, AB T3J 5C8 Telephone: (403) 543-1161, www.cpalberta.com .
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Barnabas’ Anglican Church (1407 – 7th Avenue N.W.) on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Enid Wilcox a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences