January 29, 2024
In Loving Memory ~
Jack Bryce Wilcox (97), former long-time resident of Forest Grove, passed away at Rotary Hospice in Prince George on January 29th, 2024.
Jack Wilcox was respected by all who knew him for his hard work, dedication, honesty and integrity.
He was born into a farming family, the oldest of Harry and Margaret Wilcox's nine children. From the farm he went on to be a sawmilling man, employing many people in the area through the mills he built and operated, from the early 1950s all the way to his retirement and move to Prince George in 1989.
A long-time member of the Old Time Fiddlers' Association of BC, he will also be remembered for his love of music and wonderful fiddle playing, which brought a lot of joy and many a dance floor to life over the years.
He was such a gracious husband and dad, and we were blessed to have him with us for such a long life. He loved his family deeply and leaves a legacy we will always be proud of! His passing was not the end, for he believed in Jesus and the things He said, such as "he who believes in Me will live, even though he dies."
He is survived by his dear wife Bev, to whom he was married for over 71 years, as well as four children -- Bruce (Jackie), Norm (Lisa), LaVern (Len), and Tracy (Mike). He is also survived by five siblings (Bernice, Josie, Janet, Philip, Peter) and predeceased by two brothers, Roy and Terry, a sister Sheila, and his half-sister, June.
He will be dearly missed as a Grandfather to Gina (Azeph), Keenan (Sophia), Sarah, Ian, Jack, Joe (Megan), Candice (Stephen), and as a Great-Grandfather to Luna-Rose.
Our family sends its deepest thanks and appreciation to his doctor Seamus Hogan, as well as The Rapid Mobilization Response Team, Community Home Support nurses, and the wonderful staff at the Rotary Hospice in Prince George for your empathy, compassion and professionalism throughout.
Your family loves and misses you, and until we meet again, farewell.
An informal celebration of life will be held on Feb. 24th at 902 Galpin Place in 100 Mile House from 2pm to 5pm.
Anyone who knew Dad, please feel free to drop in. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a favorite charity.