It is with sadness we announce the passing of June Winnifred Charlette Wilcox (nee Brunskill) on February 8th, 2021 at Wentworth Lodge in Dundas at the age of 84. Beloved wife of 55 years to Michael Wilcox. Loving mother to Robert (Marianne) Wilcox, David (Letitia) Wilcox, and Catherine (Ben) Sanderson. Proud grandmother to Robert and Megan Wilcox, Lindsay, Ainslie and Kylie Wilcox. June was born in Barrie, Ontario to James and Ethel Brunskill.
After growing up in Utopia, Ontario, June moved to the Hamilton area and graduated from Toronto Teacher’s College in 1956. She went on to teach with the Hamilton-Wentworth School Board for over 30 years. A long-time resident of Ancaster, June cultivated many friendships, and was actively involved in her community. She loved to garden, read, and entertain on a regular basis. Family was always her top priority, and the highlight of each year was the annual family trip to Lion’s Head.
Her family wishes to thank the kind and caring staff at Wentworth Lodge for their compassion and patience. Their contribution to her quality of life will never be forgotten.
Due to current COVID restrictions, the funeral service for June will be private. However, an online virtual service for June will be held on Friday, February 12th at 11:00 am, care of Turner Family Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society.
To watch the livestream: https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=ebaf72d8-0ba9-4b91-b8a9-4d1ffec1e879
Thinking of you all at this sad time. I hope you are cherishing those special memories of a wonderful life together. Keep these memories close to your hearts. I will always remember June’s love of life and family.
We will miss you, Aunt June. Always the life of the party! Rest in peace. Thinking of you all (Uncle Mike and cousins) and wish we could all be there to offer our support.
Dear Michael & Family Please accept our Condolences. You are all in our Prayers. You are so lucky to have all the wonderful memories of your awesome life together. Sorry we could not be there to support you all. Hopefully we can get together sometime in the near future.
God Bless you all. Love Peter & Dianne Sullivan
In my early years of teaching at Chedoke Elementary School in the 1960s, I was grateful for June’s friendship and support as she had several years more experience than I. She approached life with such a positive outlook and could alleviate my anxiety with her lighthearted humour. I was fortunate enough, as well, to be part of her group who raced off for a quick dinner and then to Mac for evening classes. I have never forgotten her kindness after all these years.
My sincere sympathy to all of June’s family and close friends. You were so lucky to have had her in your life.