June 23, 1921 – December 23, 2017
Wilcox, Helen (nee Beckerson) June 23, 1921 – December 23, 2017 – Peacefully at Wentworth Lodge in Dundas on December 23, 2017 at the age of 96. Predeceased by her beloved husband Lou. Also predeceased by her dear sisters Myrtle Smith and Shirley Haller (Carl). Survived and missed by her nieces Patti DeVries (Jack), Joanne Morphy (Geoff) and her cousin Jean Kerfoot. Also remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Helen served her country by enlisting in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War II. After the war she became a teacher primarily teaching Grade 1 for her entire career. She loved to travel, loved her Toronto Blue Jays, had ice cream for dessert whenever she could and always had violets on her window sill. A Private Service and Burial was held.
I remember Helen well. She was a great teaching partner way back when…..May she Rest In Peace. Jeannie
Helen Wilcox was our neighbour for many years on Buckingham Drive. (We lived next door to her.) We spent many beautiful moments together with Helen and her husband Lou. We lost track of her in the last few years. Sending sincere condolences to the extended family. Affectionately, Helen Valenzuela
I remember Mrs. Wilcox from Holbrook Elementary School and have fond memories of reading time led by her. My condolences to her family. Maria
I am a volunteer visitor who used to visit Helen at Bertram Place in Dundas.
We had some great conversations over the past year or so. Our favourite conversation was discussing the
Toronto Blue Jays. I am going to miss you Helen. Friendship is the greatest gift of all. Peace be with you.
PS Go Jays Go
Helen was my mentor when I first started helping in Bible Clubs at Philpott Memorial Church when I was a teenager. She has continued to be my prayer partner as I serve the Lord Globally. She supported me with her prayers and donations toward my mission trips. She prayed for me everyday and I phoned her after every trip. I have lost a good partner in ministry. God is always faithful!
Aunt Helen was my grandmother’s (Mary Wilcox Crook) sister-in-law. I remember going to her house on Friday nights when I was a little girl. I would play on her piano and sometimes I would do extra homework she would find for me to do. I remember her laugh, eating apple pie with cheddar cheese and chocolate sundaes with spanish peanuts. In many ways Aunt Helen was an extra grandmother for me. I think fondly of her frequently. I will miss her.
Aunt Helen was loving, caring, witty, and had a great sense of humour. We are sad to hear of her passing; the girls will miss their great-great aunt on their grandmother’s side of the family. For 14 and 1/2 years, my husband and children would visit her in Dundas; we will miss taking these trips to see her. We had a great time sharing stories of my great Uncle (Lou), my mother (Marilyn Crook Scott), grandmother (Mary Wilcox Crook), grandfather (William – Bud Crook), and Uncle (Don) and Aunt Diane (Crook-Powell). Some of stories were old while others were new, which gave me a sense of who my family was. She loved cheering for the Blue Jays and she enjoyed listening to my daughters talk to her about school and their friends. We will miss our visits but we are happy that she is in no more pain and in the arms of Jesus. With great Love; the Levis Family: (Mary-Lynn, Millo, Abby, and Essie).