Mr. Willcox was an Honorary Member of Trent University’s Board of Governors
The Trent University community is saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Tod Willcox. Mr. Willcox was a longtime supporter of Trent University and served on its Board of Governors, most recently as an Honorary Member.
Below is an excerpt from his obituary:
WILLCOX, Tod (Cyril Lorne) - Surrounded by family on Saturday, August 8, 2015. Survived by Helen, his loving wife of 66 years and their children, Diane Willcox Ward, Tod Willcox (Joanne), Tim Willcox, Linda Willcox Whetung (Tim) and Cam Willcox (Susan); twelve grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, sisters, Betty Shackleton and Joyce Scott. Predeceased by Brian Ward, Medford and parents Austin and Muriel. He graduated from U of Sask Summa cum Laude (B. SC. P. ENG). Tod helped design and build Canada's first Candu Nuclear Reactor. After 20 years with GE, he joined Fisher Gauge as President and COO. He took great pride in the growth of Fisher Gauge under his watch. As an avid volunteer, he was a founding director and served as Vice Chair of Five Counties' Children Centre, the first Employment Planning and Youth Centre, the Robotic Centre and Junior Achievement. He was a founder of the Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation. He was a longtime and dedicated supporter of Trent University and served on its Board of Governors, most recently as an Honorary Member of the Board. In lieu of flowers, donations to Bridgenorth United Church are appreciated and can be arranged through the STODDART FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 24 Mill St., Lindsay K9V 2L1 (705-324-3205). Online condolences may be directed to http://www.stoddartfuneralhome.com/
The University extends heartfelt sympathies to Mr. Willcox’s family and friends, and to all who knew him at Trent University. In honour of Mr. Willcox’s contributions to Trent, the University has lowered the flag atop the Bata Library to the half-mast position.