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60 Roe Ave
P.O. Box 539
Gander, NL A1V 2E1
Phone: 709-256-8585 or 1-888-256-8585
Fax: 709-256-7606
Wilfred Hicks

Wilfred Hicks

Tuesday, October 6th, 1936 - Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
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Wilfred (Wilf)
October 6, 1936 – January 3, 2019

Wilfred Hicks (Wilf) formally of Bonavista, NL passed away on Thursday January 3, 2019 at the James Paton Memorial Health Care Centre, Gander at the age of 82 years.

Wilfred began his lifetime career working as a Radio Operator in various locations, from Cape Bonavista, Battle Harbour and Nakina in Ontario on land to the M.V. William Carson and the M.V. Bonavista on Sea before settling in Gander in 1958.

Wilfred was a kind and generous man who loved animals and was a friend to everyone. He especially enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time at the cabin at Big J’s and Boot Pond.

He was always happy to play a tune on a guitar, mandolin, fiddle or any other instrument you could find laying around. Wilf’s door was always open to anyone who enjoyed having a cup of tea and a good yarn.

He was predeceased by his wife Florence Eileen (Hiscock) Hicks; parents Hugh & Mary Hannah; brother: William (Bill) and sister Mildred Jones (Hicks). Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his sons: Craig Hicks, Brian Hicks both of Gander, NL; grandson Matthew Hicks; and brothers Earl Hicks and Roy (Margaret) Hicks both of Bonavista, NL. Cremation has taken place. Family will be receiving friends at Stacey’s Funeral Home, 60 Roe Avenue, Gander on Saturday January 5, 2019 from 7-9 p.m. and on Sunday January 6, 2018 between the hours of 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Monday January 7, 2019 from the Fraser Road United Church at 2 p.m. officiated by Reverend Kathy Brett with interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Gander & Area S.P.C.A. To leave a message of condolence please visit our website at
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander
    60 Roe Ave
  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, January 6th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, January 6th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander
    60 Roe Ave
  • Third Visitation

    Sunday, January 6th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Sunday, January 6th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander
    60 Roe Ave
  • Service

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Monday, January 7th, 2019 2:00pm
    Fraser Road United Church
    Rev. Kathy Brett
  • Interment

    All Saints Cemetery, Gander



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Dave and Joanne Butler

Posted at 08:40am
Brian and Craig, sorry to hear about your dad's passing. I have many fond memories delivering the Telegram and staring across the backyard.

Eddie Freake

Posted at 06:37pm
So sorry to hear of wilfs passing. He was a wonderful fella


Lana Price

Posted at 05:20pm
Craig and Brian, So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was always so good to me whenever I was at your house. He was a person that loved to laugh, was down to earth, was generous and had no pretensions. He has left you with a lifetime of memories to treasure and remember. I hope you gather comfort and strength in each other in the days ahead. Sincere condolences.

Vicki Walsh

Posted at 07:47pm
Brian, Craig & family, So sorry to hear of your father's passing. Our thoughts are with you.
Frank & Vicki Walsh

Jamie Fitzpatrick

Posted at 03:08pm
Wilf and Flo were the best of neighbours and great friends in good times and bad. That’s what I’ll always remember about growing up on Sullivan Avenue. And I’ll remember Wilf and Dad walking up the street with their lunch bags in hand, chatting and laughing on their way to another shift at Signals. My sympathies to Craig, Brian, and the entire family.

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Will miss the chats at Mitch's - RIP Wilf