After a 4 month battle with leukemia, Dr. Pat passed away peacefully at Columbia View Lodge at the age of 79.
Dr. Pat was born March 3rd, 1935 in Lethbridge, Alberta to George & Helen (Hosey) Wilcox. He attended high school in Nelson, B.C. and graduated with his Dental degree from the University of Alberta in 1964. He first married in Nelson 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.
He enjoyed sailing and exploring the back country; was an active member of the Quesnel and Fruitvale Rotary Clubs and enjoyed performing with the Trail Male Choir. He also enjoyed reading and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Pat is survived by his loving wife Joan; his children Mark (Rita) of Airdrie, Alberta; Eugene 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 special thank you to the Columbia View Lodge staff and his doctor for their care and support.
A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at St. Rita’s Catholic Parish in Fruitvale, BC. Jordan Wren of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Research Society or the SPCA.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca