Born April 3, 1936, entered into eternal rest on December 22, 2016, with strength and dignity, and in the arms of her loving husband, best friend and soul mate, Lloyd, retired judge.
After high school in Botwood, Eileen pursued a brief career as a Lab and X Ray Technician at the Botwood Cottage Hospital. Before long she and Lloyd started their family and Eileen proved to be a model Wife, Mother, and Grandmother, roles she took seriously. Her motto was always to do your best with the resources and knowledge available at the time. Through thick and thin she was always there, a supporter, a listener, an advisor, a protector and a mentor. Her cooking skills delighted family and visitors alike as she loved to try adventurous and difficult recipes. She also found time to pursue her love of crafting, sewing, knitting, crocheting and whatever else she could find to demonstrate her artistic flair while still fulfilling basic family needs.
Eileen was the co-ordinator of the family’s many moves to various communities in Newfoundland over the years. She was always up to the task, and quite proficient at enabling the family to settle, grow and prosper at each juncture. From Botwood, to St. John’s, Wabush, Port aux Basques, Clarenville, Stephenville and finally back to St. John’s, she embraced each move as an opportunity for the family to learn and grow. In each town, she volunteered for numerous charitable organizations to give back in the places she called home. Many lifelong friendships were formed and had an indelible influence on Eileen and the family.
Predeceased by her parents, Alex and Elizabeth Gill, and brothers, Jim, Jake, Peter and Tom, and two sisters, Onie and Frances.
Leaving to mourn her devoted husband of 59 years, Lloyd; her son Brad (Donna), grandchildren Hilary, Spencer and Justin; daughter Valerie (Fraser), grandchildren Charlotte and Nathan Genge; daughter Pamela and grandchildren Matthew, Alexandra and Victoria Stanford; daughter Sandra (Peter) and grandchildren Nicholas and Beth Hoyles; and her sister Vera Blagg (Dave).
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road with visitation on Friday, December 23rd, 2016 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm.
Funeral Service will be held at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Craigmillar Avenue at 10:30 am Saturday, December 24th, 2016. Donations in Eileen’s memory may be made to the Alzheimers Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.
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My sincere condolences on the loss of you loved one.
It is never easy to lose a loved one.
The bible can help comfort you.
Revelation 21:3.4 says ” God… will wipe all tears from their eyes, and there will be no more death, suffering, crying or pain.”
I hope this helps.
For more bible info, please go to jw.org
My deepest condolences. Aunt Eileen was a beautiful woman. All my memories of her are warm and comforting. She will certainly be remembered very fondly.
Dear Mr. Wicks, Brad, Valerie, Pamela and Sandra
I was very sad to hear of Mrs. Wicks’ passing. I have very fond memories of your family visits to GFW. Most especially your Mom’s beautiful smile and bright gentle personality. Our deepest condolences.
Heidi (Dicks) Scott and Family
Lloyd and family. Being part of the extended Gill family, I have fond memories of Eileen as I visited the Gill home on many occasions as a young boy with my mother Mabel and Aunt Maude and Uncle Bert. I remember too, when you first arrived on the scene and your contribution to our church and community. As a lay minister, Uncle Alex often referred to his future son-in-law as Canon Wicks. We give thanks for your long life together and may the peace that passes all understanding be yours at this time as you mourn the loss of Eileen and take comfort in knowing she is in the nearer presence and higher service of our Lord. Blessings always. Don and Ruth Brett
Lloyd, Brad and family,
We are sorry to learn of Eileen’s passing. Our memories of Eileen are that of a very proud and devoted wife, a mother who was quick to express her joy and celebration of the many achievements of each of her children, a hostess of skillful class and charm, a home maker who brought love to all those who shared the space that she made into a home. Eileen was effectively at home in the social sessions of both the national Judges meetings and those provincial sessions when Lloyd served as
President! Ella and I recall that one of first dates was as a guest of Lloyd and Eileen! Please accept our condolences and may Eileen rest in peace!
Robert and Ella
Uncle Lloyd and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you at this time. You will be in my prayers, that you will get through this difficult time with the love of family and friends.
Uncle Lloyd and family,
Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Wishing you all Gods love and peace knowing Aunt Eileen is safely in his care.
Glenda and Paul
Dear Uncle Lloyd:
My thoughts are with you and the family.
And with fond memories of family visits, you meeting my now deceased husband and the best lobster “cook-up” one could imagine
My thoughts are with you. And with fond memories of family visits, you meeting my now deceased husband and the best lobster “cook-up” one could imagine
Your Neice Claudia Brews
Judge Wicks and family please know that you are in my prayers and thoughts at this time.Mrs Wicks was always a gracious lady when ever we met and enjoyed a chat.May she rest in peace and rise in glory. Amen
Mr. Wicks, Brad & Donna and family …. just a note as I’m thinking of you all today. Was so sorry to learn of the loss of Mrs, Wicks – no doubt you are gathered today to celebrate her life and reflect on on the love and strength she leaves with you all. So proud of you all I know she was – may you lean on each other for support through these difficult days, until the memories of her life brings you to heart-warming smiles and comfort. Blessings to you all.
Lloyd and family,so sorry to hear of Eileen’s passing,please accept our deepest sympathy.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Lloyd and family, please accept our condolences at this most difficult time. May Eileen rest in peace.
Bob and Marie Hyslop
Dear Lloyd & Brad: I was pleased to know Eileen through your work with the Canadian Cancer Society her loyalty to you and a good cause was always evident. Please accept my condolences and my prayers are with you at this time. Bill Strong+
Lloyd, Brad and family. Sincerest condolences on Eileen’s passing. Sorry we are out of province and unable to attend the wake and funeral. Our thoughts are with you.
Uncle Lloyd ,cousins and all family, we mourn with you the loss of our beloved Aunt Eileen. She was a favorite of our mom, Patsy – Lloyd’s sister and of our father,Fred Nicholl. She leaves behind a strong and loving family which she was instrumental in creating and of which she was justifiably proud. We pray that God’s love will sustain you as you comfort one another at this difficult time.
Uncle Lloyd and all the family: We are thinking of you with deep sympathy. We hope your memories of happier times help in your sorrow.
Val,so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Thinking about you and your family. May she Rest In Peace. God Bless.
Lloyd and family please accept our deepest condolences. We have good memories of times we got together in Clarenville and St. John’s. Eileen will be greatly missed. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Judge Wicks and family, so sorry for your loss. I remember Mrs Wicks from my time working at Clarenville court with Judge Wicks. Thinking about you at this sad time. God Bless
To the family of Eileen Wicks,
Sending deepest Sympathy to you all. so sorry to hear of her passing. Have many loving memories of her.
Judge Wicks & Family,
Tenderly may time heal your sorrow, gently may friends ease your pain, softly may peace replace heartaches, and may warmest memories remain.
I just heard of your Mother’s passing and am so very sorry to hear the news. The loss of a partner or parent is just so devastating no matter how old or ill they are or how expected it may have been. She was such a dedicated and passionate wife, mother and grandmother. I know you will miss her every day. My thoughts and love are with all of you at this difficult time.
To Judge Wicks and family on behalf of Mary and Art Chafe and Family , Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time.
To Lloyd and Family:
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on your loss and we remember fondly our association in Port aux Basques, Wabush, Botwood and St. John’s.
Faternal greetings as well.
Lloyd, Nelson J. Sherren.
To Valerie and family,
Very sorry to her of your loss. Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time.
Steve and Dominique Martin
TO; Lloyd and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.May the beautiful memories you have of your love one,help you now and in the years ahead. Mabel and Bill Earle.
Lloyd and family
Greetings from Texas..
Sincere sympathy in this time of sorrow. + Rest eternal grant to her, O Loed and let light perpetual shine on her. Bill & Edith Noel
Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn our Aunt Eileen. We wish we could be there in person to celebrate her life with you. She was a very special lady to all of us!
Aunt Mariem (Duff) Gill and Family
Deepest sympathies to Lloyd and family.
Jack & Eileen Squire & family
To Lloyd and family. Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Eileen. Roger Fitzgerald.
Judge Wicks and family. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. We remember Mrs. Wicks well from your time in Stephenville. A great personality, she will live on, in your many memories.
Sincerely, Sheldon and Bernice
Lloyd, Brad and family. Saddened to hear of Eileen’s passing, and regret being unable to see you personally. Trust that your memories will bring you all peace and comfort.
Sincere deepest condolences to all the Wicks family and extended family. We will remember you in our prayers as you greave your loss.
Peggy and Barry Bartlett
Lloyd and family: sorry to hear of Eileen’s passing. Many fond memories during our Botwood days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad occasion.
Elizabeth, Sandra and Nick, we were saddened to hear the news. The loss of a mother/grandmother is never easy, hold tight to the memories. You were fortunate enough to live close by enabling you to see her at your leisure. Our thoughts go out to “Grandad” as well, we know he was her rock! Thinking of all of you today.
Sorry to know that Eileen has passed away. I, too, remember fondly your family while you were here in Clarenville. And I remember well the Wicks ‘students’ at Clarenville High. God bless you all. My deepest sympathy.
Sincere condolences to you, Mr. Wicks, and the whole family. We certainly remember with fondness the time that you & Mrs. Wicks & family spent here in Clarenville. May the peace of God fill you as you move ahead with memories of a wonderful life with a wonderful woman.
Valerie & family
So sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother is at peace now. May your memories of the good times, console you through this difficult time.
So very sorry for your loss. May God give you all the strength to carry on and remember all the good things that happened in all your lives.
May God also shine his heavenly light upon her and give her eternal rest and peace
Valerie and family,
So very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. May your wonderful memories help you at this most difficult time. Sincere sympathy.
May the everlasting light shine within the darkness of your grief and sadness. With prayerful condolences from Churchill Falls and Labrador West.
To Mr. Wicks and his family,
I was very saddened to hear of Eileen’s passing. Please know that you are all in my thoughts. May your many cherished memories help you through this difficult time.
To the Wicks/Gill family. Since I grew up in Botwood, I remember your mother well as a young woman. I remember when she was voted Miss Botwood! She was a beautiful ambassador for our town. My sincere condolences on your loss. She was a lovely lady. Jean (Edison) Brown
To the Wicks family – sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom – may the memories sustain you through the days and weeks ahead.
Brenda (Green) Buffett
Classmate Horwood High
Valerie and family so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of your mom. Thinking of you all. Lynette Warren
To Brad and all your family, please accept our condolences on the passing of your mother. Your mom always had a smile for us at St.Mary’s. It was also very evident that she was so very proud of her family as she would light up whenever one of you arrived at church. I will always remember this about her.
Take comfort in your memories at this very difficult time and know friends are thinking of you all.
Carol Morrissey/Joan Warren and family.
My condolences to your family, Brad. We were classmates at Horwood High. May the Lord comfort your hearts at this difficult time.
To The Wicks Family: My deepest condolences on the passing of your wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. Cherish your memories until you meet again!
Sandra and family so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.