Lloyd L.W. Wicks

August 26, 1932 to June 1, 2018


Born August 26, 1932, entered into eternal rest surrounded by his loving children on June 1, 2018.
Lloyd was born in Valleyfield, Newfoundland and as a boy moved to several Newfoundland communities with his family as they pursued business opportunities, most notably the operation of the Gambo Hotel in the pre-confederation days. A teenager at the time, Lloyd became enthralled with politics, public policy and humanitarianism. This began as he listened to the arguments in favor of confederation made by Joseph R. Smallwood, then a resident of the Gambo Hotel, around the hotel dining table. After high school, he trained as a Radio Technician at the Radio College of Canada in Toronto (and often mentioned that he saw every Toronto Maple Leafs Game while he was there). His professional life, in radio and other business ventures, was soon superseded by his strong desire to play a more significant role in the well-being of his beloved Newfoundland and Labrador. Thus in 1963 he began a 30 year career, firstly as a Magistrate and then in 1974 as a Judge of The Provincial Court. In that same year, with great determination and persuasion he founded and became the first President of the Canadian Association of Provincial Court Judges. The Association continues to exist today in support of the provincial bench across Canada. He regarded this as his crowning professional legacy.
More importantly, he became a model family man with his wife of 59 years, Eileen, his four children and ten grandchildren. Over the years Lloyd embraced many roles, an advocate, a supporter, a listener, an advisor, a protector and a mentor. He continued his lifelong love of radio as a Ham Radio Operator. He was a tireless supporter of the Anglican Church as well as many charitable causes. He lived his life with a quiet but confident determination allowing him to bring many admirable goals to fruition, helping many people along the way.
Predeceased by his wife Eileen, December 2016, parents Alice and Lewis Wicks, sisters Annie, Pearl and Patsy, brothers Eric and Gordon.
Leaving to mourn his son Brad (Donna); Grandchildren Hilary, Spencer and Justin. Daughter Valerie (Fraser); Grandchildren Charlotte and Nathan Genge; Daughter Pamela (Everard); Grandchildren Matthew, Alexandra and Victoria Stanford; Daughter Sandra (Peter); Grandchildren Nicholas and Elizabeth Hoyles; Sister-in-law Vera Blagg (David); many nieces and nephews from the Knee, Blackwood, Nichol and Wicks families.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. Visitation Sunday, June 3, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to take place on Monday June 4th, 2018 at 11 a.m. from The Church of St. Mary the Virgin. Inurnment at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and The Alzheimer’s Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.


The peace of God which passeth all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds

                                  through Christ Jesus.
                                                                                                                  Philippians 4: 7




2-4 p.m. on June 3, 2018

7-9 p.m. on June 3, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Monday June 4th

The Church of St. Mary the Virgin

Inurnment at a later date.

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My sympathy to the family of Judge Wicks.
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr Wicks a year or so ago he shared a few stories of his life in days gone by
with me .
Very kind caring gentleman to say the least .
May he rest in peace .

Our sincerest condolences to the Wicks family. My dad (Andrew Chatwood) and Lloyd were acquainted from Labrador days on. More recently, I remember them holding court for MUN PoliSci students at Philippa Warren’s house, recounting how it was back in the day. You are all in our hearts and minds.

Sandra and Family:
It’s been a long time since I saw you last. So sorry to hear about your father. He was a great man and done a lot of good in Clarenville. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Kim Lethbridge – McGrath

Brad, Donna and family,
So sorry to hear of Mr. Wicks’ passing.
You’re in our thoughts at this sad time.

Sherry and Tim

Valerie , Brad and family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. His lifetime achievements are a true reflection of the good man he was.
Patrick and Betty Lou Kennedy

We wish to convey our sincere condolences to the Wicks family. I first met Lloyd in 1958 and we were colleagues in the Provincial Court for many years.
Pamela and I also have pleasant memories of social interactions with Lloyd and Eileen.
You can take comfort from the fact that he lived a long and full life, and contributed greatly to this Province.
William and Pamela Baker

My sympathy to the family of Judge Wicks. I worked with Judge Wicks at Provincial Court in Clarenville. He was a strong individual and was a support for me during some very personal challenging years. He was very conscientious as a Judge and as a community supporter. Rest In Peace.

Brad, Donna, Hilary, Spencer and Justin;
Sorry to hear of the passing of your father, grandfather and father-in-law. I have very fond memories of Mr. Wicks and always remember the smile on his face whenever I saw him. He always had a story to tell and it was always a pleasure to talk with him. You and your family are in my heart and mind.

Sincere condolences to the Wicks family.
We have lovely memories of Lloyd and Eileen when they were neighbors and friends of my parents in Clarenville. Later, Dan and I enjoyed many visits and interesting conversations with them when we were posted in Stephenville. They’ll be missed.
Thelma (Drodge) and Dan Nugent

Dear Brad, Valerie, Pam and Sandra,
We were very sad to hear that Lloyd passed away. Please accept our heart felt condolences. Lloyd was a really great family friend, always there to lend a hand and offer sound advice. He and his passion and kindness will be really missed by our family. We will always have really great memories of Lloyd and Eileen.



My deepest condolences to the family.

My condolences to the Wicks family on the death of your loved one. May your precious memories help you in the days ahead. My late husband knew mom and dad in Goose Bay and Clarenville in later years.

My condolences to the wicks family. Sorry to hear of your fathers passing he was a great man. I’m sure he will be missed by all you knew him .

Thinking of all family and friends today. Mr. Wicks will always hold a special place in our hearts as he performed our wedding ceremony many years ago. Cherish your memories RIP ❤️

To the Wicks family –

We are really sorry to hear of your dad’s passing.
Judge Wicks and I were colleagues for a couple of decades and he and Eileen were friends ours for those many years.
We are cognizant of the many contributions he made to the Provincial Court of NL and to the development of Provincial Courts across Canada.
In his family and his contributions to society he has left a good legacy.

Brad And the Wicks Family.
Laura May Alcott is attributed with the quote ” Life is my university and I hope to graduate from it with some distinction “.
Clearly it must be said that your father lived a successful life in all of his endeavors .Above all you and your siblings will remember him as a compassionate, caring and christian father, husband and grandfather.
My wife Lillie and I wish to be among your many friends who share in the celebration of a life dedicated not only to his family but shared

the same christian concerns for all citizens of this province.
Tom Lush

Valerie and Brad,

So very sorry to hear that you’ve lost your dad. We wish we could be there to pay our respects in person. We both enjoyed our chats with your father very much over the years. I hope your many special memories of him comfort you at this sad time. Our very best to you and your family.

Jane and Carson

Sorry to hear of the passing of my uncle Lloyd. He represented the family and his community with love, dignity, and integrity. He was very much like a brother to my dad and more like a cousin to me rather than an uncle. His knowledge of family history shared with us all was much appreciated. Our deepest sympathy to His children and all family and friends.

With love and admiration, Gord Sandy and Robin

Kingston Ontario

Brad and extended Wicks family
Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing
I remember doing renovations for him years ago
Addison & Irene Bown

Brad and family. So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He certainly was a great man and accomplished so much during his life. Thinking about you during this difficult time. Unfortunately I am in Quebec for work so I won’t be around. Take care

Heartfelt sympathy to the Wicks family on the death of your father.


Eileen Squire and Family of Eastport

Brad Sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He was a fine man. Dave and Marie Ingram

New Lloyd in Clarenville. Really genuine person. My condolences to the family.

Brad and family; We are very sorry to learn of your father’s passing. Mabel and Bill Earle.

To the family of Judge Wicks,
Please accept our deepest and sincere condolences on the loss of your father. He made a substantial contribution to the Provincial Court of NL as well as the Provincial Court Judges nation wide through his founding of the Canadian Association of Provincial Court Judges.
Chester and Helen Stone, Monroe NL.

The Family of Judge Wicks,
Appreciated reading the obituary message about your father. I got to know him when I was curate at St. Mary’s Church in 1985 and was delighted to have him attend one of the 8:30 services at St. Mary’s in 2016 while I was interim minister there. A very fine person who has left his mark on our NL society.. I extend my condolences to you at this time. You are no doubt sad to see him go, but you will have many good memories that will last keep him a part of your lives forever.. Having lived a good life may he rest in peace.
Sincerely, Irving Letto

Valerie and family,
We are sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Thinking about you. Take care.
Linda Coles & Ches Keats

Brad, Valerie and family
Sorry for your loss.
Take care.

Brad, so sorry for your loss
I had a lot of respect for your father
Take care

Brad, Valerie. Pamela, Sandra and family.
Sorry to hear of the passing of uncle Lloyd.
May he rest in peace.
Eric and Aline Blackwood.
Sussex Corner NB.

Val, so sad to read of your father’s passing. Please accept my condolences for you and your family.
My thoughts are with you at this time.

Valerie and family; please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your father. Thinking of you at this very difficult time.

Brad, and family .Sincere condolences in the passing of your father. Have many fond personal and professional memories of both Lloyd and Eileen.
Cherish your memories.

Dear Valerie & Family:
So sorry to read of your Father’s passing, with my sincerest condolences.

So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I have many good memories of him. He was my godfather and he also married Janice and myself thirty four years ago. He was a good man…

To Brad, Donna and Family. Our sincerest condolences on the passing of your Dad. He was a wonderful man and friend of ours for many years. May the many fond memories and the love of your Family and friends help you though this most difficult of times.

Sandra ..and family. So sorry to read about your dad’s passing. He will be missed by many.

Sincerest Condolences to Brad, Donna, and all the Family.

We are sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. We have very vivid memories of his presence in Stephenville, both inside and outside the courtroom.

Please accept our condolences on the passing of Uncle Lloyd.

Valerie and family,
So sorry about the loss of your Dad. He was a great man and a wonderful father and husband. May he rest in peace.

Sincere condolences to the Wicks Family. All Newfoundland & Labrador share your loss – your Dad was a great native son. His judgements earned the respect of many, including, I am sure, my Grandfather Smallwood.

My condolences to all the family. I remember him well and had many good times with him especially as we prepared for parental events during our atom hockey tournaments. He was also a great dad to you all, my former students. Rest in peace, my friend.

It is with sadness that I learned of the passing of Judge Wicks. My condolences to the family, especially Brad with whom I shared a friendship. It is always hard to lose first a mother and now a father but take comfort in knowing that they lived full and productive lives. I knew the late Mr. Wicks from my work at St. Mary’s church. I remember Mr. Wicks as a kind man who always put his church first as he instilled wonderful traditions for St. Mary’s and then was free to share his beliefs in his Maker and the Lord Jesus Christ. Mr. Wick’s will be forever missed at prayer gatherings but his spirit and that of his dear wife will be felt in those sacred places. Let time heal and may the soul of this wonderful man be secured in eternal peace. God Bless and keep him in heaven. RIP Judge Wicks. You were a faithful servant and now you have earned your place with the Lord.

Brad – Your dad was a well respected man and will be long remembered.

Brad – please accept my condolences on the loss of your father. A Newfoundlander to the core and a fine gentleman.

Just read of your father’s death while on vacation. He was a great friend and patient whom I shall dearly miss. At this time I would like to send my sincere condolences to all the family on behalf of Christine and myself. We had to fly home last week from Ireland as Christine’s mother passed away and it is only now we just resumed our vacation in Portugal.He was a great Newfoundlander and shall be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss.

Brad, Valerie, Pam and families, please accept the condolences of Ella and myself. Lloyd and I shared responsibilities in both Stephenville and St. John’s. Ella and I were guests of your Dad and Mom early in our courtship in the1980’s and Lloyd and Eileen were guests of ours over the years. There was no doubt he celebrated Eileen and all of his children and ten grand children with eloquence and obvious love. He was proud of his and Eileen’s gifts of high achievers to our province. Lloyd was a leader and many of the advancements in the Provincial Court were a direct result of his efforts of years of service as President of the NL Association of Magistrates. Lloyd was a man of dignity and class. I remember my first hearing of his efforts as president from the late Arthur Cramm. Arthur spoke of Lloyd’s efforts to have all Magistrates wear a common judicial gown. His efforts to bring a national organization together for Provincial Judges was not easy. Lloyd succeeded and was it’s first national president. Many of the improvements in the NL Provincial Court in the last quarter of the 20th Century service can be attributed to Lloyd and the organization he led. Lloyd led a full and rich life leaving his mark on his profession and in the ongoing achievements of his children and grandchildren. May Lloyd be welcomed by those who loved him in this life and preceded him into the next world. God bless Lloyd Wicks.

So sorry for your loss , Lloyd was a very gentle man and a wonderful neighbour…
A life well lived …
My sincere sympathy ,
He will be missed …

We are so sorry to hear of your father’s passing.Our thoughts are with you . First met him when we lived in Clarenville . Always enjoyed his company. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Donna and Geoff Dawe

Valerie, so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Deepest sympathy to you and your family. Also to the rest of his family.. kind regards!

I am very saddened to hear of your father’s passing. He was a true gentleman to me. I know he is now at peace now that he is reunited with his wife. God bless.