Larry Wilcox passed away on September 21st at home surrounded by his loving family and friends by his side. Survived by his wife Arleen of 33 years, sons Stephen (Deanne) and Shawn (Nathalie), mother Helen Wilcox, and brothers Ken, Al (Nancy), Brent (Fran), Step-sisters Shelly Kahoot and Mona Stone (Chris), as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Larry is predeceased by his grandparents Tillie and Alfred Wallin, Ellen and Henry Wilcox, his father Jim and mother Flow (step-mother), Jim McDonald father-in-law, Emil Beutowski, Ken and Gale Chysyk (uncle and aunt)
Larry was born on December, 28, 1954 in Kenora. He attended Northward School and then graduated from Lakewood High School. After graduating from St. Lawrence College in Cornwall with a degree in engineering technology, he headed to Whitehorse, Yukon. His passions were camping, fishing and the great outdoors, where friends became family (Ernie and Denese). In 1987, his first son Stephen was born and then the family moved to Dryden, Ontario, where Larry worked for the Ministry of Transportation. While living in Dryden he met amazing people and developed lifetime friendships. In 1989, their son Shawn was born and the family then moved to Kenora, Ontario and he continued to work for the MTO until he retired in May, 2014.
Larry enjoyed going out to Grandma’s camp with his family on Welcome Channel. They have many fond memories of fishing, boating and swimming. He enjoyed playing darts, curling, golf and bowling.
Larry would spend time with his close friend Glenn Williams every Thursday night where they would watch hockey, relax on the back deck and they “Always” needed their bowl of popcorn before the night was over.
He was also passionate about planning family trips, barbecuing, cooking, camping on Wazoo Island, and household renovations (LA LA Contracting) He will be greatly missed by his dog Domino (captain of the boat) and his cat Vida (the queen of the house). Larry’s wish was to stay at home and the family would like to thank Dr. Workman, Dr. Dawe, Deborah Scott, Sarah Lancaster, nurses Nelson and Dudley, Jessica, Sherry and Candice Pitura for making this possible.
Please consider donations in Larry’s memory to the Lake of the Woods Community Foundation.