John William Carew Willock

August 18, 2017 6 Condolences Print Obituary

With sadness, the family of John William Carew Willock of Edmonton, AB announces his passing at the age of 70 on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Misericordia Hospital. Born in Peterborough, Ontario to John and Grace Willock, he leaves behind his children Melissa (Dan) Haight, Andrea (Gord) Leder, Stephanie (Randy) Perry, Elizabeth Willock, and Jonathan (Jessica) Willock, their mother Marianne Willock Bulmer, his 11 grandchildren, and his brothers Art (Rosella) and Danny (Cathy) Willock. 

John lived a life of fascination, pursuing his dreams and interests.  He loved to shoot the breeze, engaging every person he met.  He was loyal and persistent.  John was a man of priniciple.  He loved God and shared his faith at every opportunity.

A celebration of John's life will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 1 pm at West Edmonton Christian Assembly, 6315 – 199 St. Memorial donations may be made to www.gideons.ca/donate

The family wishes to thank Alberta Health Services, and in particular Dr. G. Haines, for their care over the years.

 

"This hill, though high, I covet to ascend;

The difficulty will not me offend.

For I preceive the way to life lies here.

Come, pluck up, heart; let's neither faint nor fear.

Better, though difficult, the right way to go,

Than wrong, though easy, where the end is woe."

- John Bunyan, The Pilgrem's Progress

  1. Thinking about you, may God give you peace.
    Love, Abe & Elfrieda Friesen

  2. Aunt Marianne and family,
    We wish we could be with you all at this sad and difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    When we think of Uncle John and the times we shared when he would visit Ontario, we’re reminded of his engaging stories and quick wit.
    We know he will be greatly missed!
    Our love to you all.
    Scott, Catherine, Mac & Kayla

  3. To Marianne & family,
    So very sorry to hear of the passing of John.He called me a few times when Garry was in hospice care & always had a word of encouragement & a prayer that strengthened my faith during those dark days.My heartfelt condolences to the family during this difficult time of pain & loss.

  4. Dear Willock Family,

    Please accept my sincere sympathy on your loss. May God be with you during this time.

  5. To the Family
    We knew John through his many visits to Westmount Shopping Center and our business GoldDipper’s Canada. Yes John had a passion for conversation and we will miss him.
    God Bless
    Brent & Kathy Singbeil

  6. John and Marianne and family friends from the time of their first meeting at Caronport SK. My sympathy to the family who will miss him this Christmas. I have good memories of his advice and support on issues of finance and insurance and his friendship. My wish is we remember the good times and his concern for others. Ron Kinch, Calgary, AB

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