July 23, 1941 – August 19, 2020
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Mom, Grandma, Great-grandma, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend, Mrs. Wanda Willock, who passed away peacefully on August 19, 2020 at Fraser Canyon Hospital with her loving boys by her side.
Wanda is predeceased by her loving husband of 55 years Vern Willock, her parents William Thomas and Emily Murphy and siblings Bill, Evelyn(aka Sis),Wilda(aka Tootie) Walt, John, Emily(aka Tuppie), Clint and her little sister Laverna Joan(aka Jo).
Wanda is survived by her sons Cam (Elizabeth) Willock of Penticton and Brad (Julie) Willock of Laidlaw and grandchildren Meagan(Kyle) Breckner of Langley, Sarita Willock of Penticton, Linden (Kim) Willock of Chilliwack, Garrett Steeves of Hope, Wilson (Shannon) Willock of Summerland, Morgann (Tyler) aka Tyson to Grandma) Holding of Chilliwack, Jacob (Chrystal) Willock of Kamloops. Great grandchildren Austin, Paisley, Charlotte, Xavier, Kemper, Lennon, Georgia and Sara.
Also survived by her brothers Bob(Penny) Murphy of Hythe, AB and Cliff (Addie) Murphy of Laidlaw.
And a whole HERD of nieces ,nephews, extended family, and friends. Believe me when I say HERD!!!! Ever see the Wildebeest migration on the Discovery Channel, if they all got together it would be just like that!!!
Mom was born July 23,1941 in Chilliwack B.C. She grew up in Laidlaw with her mom and dad and 10 siblings on the Murphy Farm at the end of Murphy Rd. She grew up knowing the value of a hard day’s work and the power of love of Family First. Mom worked at the Restmore Lodge at Hunter Creek when she was younger as well as living through the Flood of 1948. She married Vern in August 17,1962 and raised their two boys in 10 acres of land they purchased from her dad. They bought a small trailer moved it to the property and built their house around it. Mom was great with family history always keeping count of all the new arrivals and writing them into her very large family tree. Later in life, mom went to school to become a “Home Care” worker with her friend and neighbour Rosanne Peters. She enjoyed meeting new clients and getting to know and care for them.
One of mom’s greatest joys and (those who knew her) worries were her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. She never forgot a birthday and always made sure she had a card with a gift for them. She seemed to have endless energy when it came to them. Mom loved all of which is family to her and always worried about everyone else but herself, right up to the end.
A special thank you to all the amazing people that took care of Mom in her final months, Dr. Patrascu and Dr. Whalley who held a special place in Mom’s heart, nurses, Home Care Support workers and family and friends (as long as you did it mom’s way)
Thank you to the Palliative Care Team along with the Hospice Care Team. Mom was a strong little lady right up to the end.
“Birds are singing, you by my side
Let’s take a car and go for a ride
Hey, Hey, Hey, it’s a Beautiful Day “
Lyrics from one of Mom’s favourite song “Beautiful Sunday “
Till we see you again, all our love from those who love you.
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