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In Loving Memory of

Susan Wilcox (neé Hamilton/Petrie)


Obituary of Susan Wilcox (neé Hamilton/Petrie)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Susan, peacefully on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at the Douglas Memorial Hospital, in her 76th year. She was survived by her beloved husband, Brad Wilcox, her children: Tammy (Scott) Hall and Paul Petrie, grandchildren: Chelsea and Courtney, and great-grandchildren Angela and Eve.

Susan was best described a selfless and giving person and was always there to help those in need. Her greatest passion over the past 40 years was being a basenji breeder, although she truly loved all breeds of dogs, especially puppies. Susan built many wonderful friendships through the years with her memberships and positions in the Canadian Kennel Club, The Basenji Clubs of Canada and USA, Erie Shores Kennel Club (Vice Pres.), and the Seaway Kennel Club. She enjoyed showing dogs whether they were hers or for other people. Susan also loved wine making, quilting, ceramics and photography. She will truly be missed by all who knew her.

A special thank you to her team at Douglas Memorial Hospital, especially Dr. Scher, for their care and support. Arrangements are entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services. Cremation has taken place. In memory of Susan, an act of kindness or a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be shared on Susan’s tribute page found at

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2 years ago

So sorry Condolence to friends and family

Sharron Williams
2 years ago

My deepest condolences to Brad and and all Sues family at her passing. She will be greatly missed. Things will never be the same without her.

Karon & Warren Niggli
2 years ago

Our sincere condolences to Brad and the family. We have lost a great dog-woman who was dear to so many of us. She will be missed very much.

Laurie Soutar & Dave McMahen
2 years ago

Sincere condolences to Brad and all of her family and friends. Sue was always warm and friendly, and we always enjoyed when she came out to the farm for events.

Maria Foster
2 years ago

My condolences to Brad and family of Sue, such a wonderful lady, will miss her at the Erie Shores events. God bless her.

Rose Thomson
2 years ago

My most sincere sympathies to Brad and family. Sue leaves a big hole in many lives because of her willingness to help. I am sure she received a Queen’s welcome when she reached the rainbow bridge.

Janet O
2 years ago

Deepest condolences to Brad & family on the tragic loss of such a warm & giving person as Sue. She will be missed in the dog world & by many others.

Deborah Lobo
2 years ago

Brad, I am very sorry for your loss. I have met Sue several times at shows and she was always happy to help us when we were newbies to showing. I have never met a more cheerful person. She is in Heaven with all her basenjis, having fun. Take care

Cam McCrackin
2 years ago

Brad, very sorry for your loss.

Carol McGrogan
2 years ago

Brad, sorry about your loss of Sue. I am here if you need me. Sue, I hope you took some basil for Morph because he will be looking for it and coffee for Mira.

2 years ago

I will meet you in the bakery section Sue.

Jean Martin
2 years ago

Brad, so sorry to hear about Susan she and I had many wonderful times together at dog shows over the years.


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