Sheldon George Wilcox
The passing of Sheldon George Wilcox, husband of the late Audrey Frances (Richardson) Wilcox of Pennfield NB occurred at the Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen NB on October 5, 2021. Born in Pennfield on October 31, 1936; he was a son of the late Ashton and Edith (Trynor) Wilcox.
A loving father, grandfather and brother, Sheldon is survived by his daughter: Jeannie (Mark) Butler of Pennfield; his son: Haven Wilcox (Angela) of Blacks Harbour; his grandchildren; Sarah, Caitlin, Alex and Andrew, great grandchildren: Lexis, Taylor, Madison and MacKenzie; sister, Joyce Evans of Saint John and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents Sheldon was predeceased by his beloved wife, Audrey; brothers: Lawrence and Ellsworth; sister, Marguerite Cooke.
Prior to retirement, Sheldon worked most of his life as a laborer in various jobs, starting at Pennfield Air Base, delivering propane as well as the construction of New River Campground in his early years. He then went to work at Point Lepreau during it's construction. Later he went to work for Connors Brothers and finally at Keiths Building Supplies where he retired. Following his retirement Sheldon never rested as he went back to work doing casual custodian work at Blacks Harbour School. Sheldon had a very good work ethic and took great pride in not ever having to draw unemployment. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as snowmobiling and atving. He was a long time member of the Wesleyan Church in Blacks Harbour. Sheldon will be sadly missed by his family and all who knew him.
The family would like to thank the staff of Kindred Home Card and the staff and nurses of Eastern Charlotte Extra Mural for all their tender care and assistance given to Sheldon during his time at home.
Resting at the Wesleyan Church in Blacks Harbour with visiting at the church on Thursday and Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. The service will be held at the church on Saturday at 4:30 pm with Pastor Ken Banks officiating. Interment to follow at the Pennfield Rural Cemetery. Due to Covid 19 protocols, proof of vaccination and masks will be required to attend both visitation and the funeral service. In Sheldon's memory, donation to the Diabetes Association, The NB Heart & Stroke Foundation or to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.