Bruce Scott Wilcox, loving husband of Leslie Ann Wilcox (née Stephenson) and adored father of Aaron Scott Wilcox, departed this world suddenly on October 17, 2023, at the age of 78. Surrounded by his family, Bruce’s passing leaves behind a deep void. He was predeceased by his parents, Donald Scott Wilcox and Dorothy Rose Wilcox, as well as his in-laws, Jack and Mary Stephenson. Bruce’s immense love for family extended to his wife’s sisters, Linda Moffat, Suzanne Bamford, and Mary Elizabeth Stephenson, and their respective families. Bruce’s warmth and kindness will forever be remembered by his great-nieces and great-nephews, who held a special place in his heart.
Born in Birmingham, England, on May 6, 1945, Bruce immigrated to Toronto in 1948. Growing up in the Humber Valley, Bruce carved a successful career as a Meat Supervisor for National Grocers and a Butcher for Dominion Stores. Renowned as Dominion’s ambassador behind the iconic “Mainly Because of the Meat” slogan, Bruce’s dedication was recognized by many. Baseball was a passion that burned brightly within Bruce, evident in his involvement as a fundraiser and equipment manager for the Mississauga Sheridan Baseball Association. He also utilized his business, Town Talk Coffee and Donuts, to raise funds for the Tillsonburg Baseball Association and Glendale High School, prioritizing the betterment of his community.
Bruce possessed a multitude of talents, with an undeniable love for music. Whenever he took the karaoke stage, Bruce could make the audience believe that Elvis himself was present. He was also a natural storyteller, effortlessly blurring the lines between fact and fiction. Among his tales was a steadfast claim of once sighting the elusive Loch Ness monster while visiting Scotland. The void he leaves behind is not only characterized by his spirited and infectious laughter but also by his gift for connecting with others through his stories.
A celebration of Bruce Wilcox’s life will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2023, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Carriage Hall in Tillsonburg, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorial donations to the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital Foundation. Final arrangements have been entrusted to Wareing Cremation Services, located at 346 Simcoe St., Tillsonburg. Messages of remembrance and condolence can be shared at wareingcremation.ca. Bruce’s vibrant spirit and laughter will forever resonate in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him.