Margaret "Marnie" Joan Wilcox

November 22, 1942October 14, 2021

Margaret Joan “Marnie” Wilcox, 78, of Lynchburg passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Lynchburg General Hospital.

Born in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, November 22, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Samuel John Thomas and Dorothea Craig Thomas.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Gerald Thomas, John Thomas, Harold Thomas and Danny Thomas; one sister, Joyce Montgomery and two grandchildren, Sean Carter and Sierra Joy Carter.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Darryll V. Wilcox; her daughter, Cheryl Carter of Lynchburg; her son, Darrin Wilcox and his wife Michelle of Columbia, SC; six grandchildren, Jake Carter, Nathan Carter, Krista Carter, Donovan Carter, Dylan Wilcox and Nicholas Wilcox; and four brothers, Bob Thomas, Earl Thomas, Basil Thomas and Michael Thomas.

Married to her childhood sweetheart Darryll, who joined the American Air Force, she enjoyed travelling the USA and Europe with her family before retiring in Sumter, S.C. then later moving to Lynchburg, VA. In her professional life as an LPN, she was most proud of both her time spent working in labor and delivery at Hahn AFB, Germany (where she was affectionately known as “The Colonel”) and later years spent helping others in Sumter, S.C. through the Drug/Alcohol Rehabilitation Commission. Always a proud Canadian, Marnie will be laid to rest in Mispec, New Brunswick, Canada where she spent much of her youth. She loved the ocean and spending summers at her home just feet away from the beautiful Bay of Fundy and visiting with her extensive Canadian family. Family was first and foremost to Marnie, and as one of the last keepers of our many stories and history, she was much loved and will be sadly missed by so very many.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s research hospital,


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October 24, 2021

Darryll, I am so sorry to hear about Marnie. Although I only knew her for a few years, I really liked her. She was very warm and friendly. I missed seeing the two of you the last few years. My family and I are sending our love to you and to your family. If there is anything I can do for you please do not hesitate to let me know.

Your cousin
Elaine & family

Noel Quinn

October 23, 2021

Darryll, my condolences to you and your family. It's been such a long time since I saw you and my dear cousin Marnie, but I remember you both looked very happy and content. I always loved Marnie's spirit and her forthright and confident manner. I'll miss her.

Jim McDonald

October 23, 2021

Daryl. So sorry to hear of Marnie’s passing. She was a good friend. My condolences to you and your family, she will be truly missed.

Jim McDonald
SRHS class of ‘60

Alan Hart

October 22, 2021

Hi to Daryll and family So sad to receive the news as We knew Marnie for a short time. Please hang on to your memories of a Happy marriage. And we ask God to bless your thoughts . God. bless.

Carol Alderman

October 21, 2021

Sincerest condolences to Darryll, Cheryl and Darrin. As part of the Thomas family that like Marnie had moved away from Saint John, she kept in touch making sure that I knew she was always there for me. Having lost my father (her brother Harold) at a very early age, she kept his history alive. Her phone calls helped me stay up-to-date with family happenings. For me she was the Thomas matriarch. Aunt Marnie will be deeply missed.

Carol and Michael Alderman
Rockwood, Ontario

Kathy Allaby

October 20, 2021

Found this picture of Marnie and my Dad at our camp. We always had a lot of fun there.


October 20, 2021

Hard to think that we only met once over a short week some years ago, I’m just sad it wasn’t longer, even though we spoke often on the phone, and you wrote me letters about the family history. Our condolences and thoughts go to all who knew and loved you,
Mike and Tricia

Jean Thomas

October 19, 2021

My daughter just told me a story of being a teen down there in mispec Marnie gave them cigarettes to try they were American tastes awful but smoked them anyway thought she was a darn cool auntie

Caroline Smith , nè Harris

October 18, 2021

I only met Marnie once and I remember her charm and her smile. I spent my childhood from 9 to 17 in Mispec after we immigrated to Canada in October 1947. I remember her grandfather well. He was a very kind and learned gentleman and he gave me a large Book of Knowledge. My husband, Tony, and I send our sincere sympathy to Marnie's family.

Kathy Allaby

October 18, 2021

Our hearts go out to Darryl, Cheryl Darrin and their families at this difficult time. We wish we could be there to bring comfort. Marnie was such a lovely person. She took such pride in her family and always took such an interest in all her extended family and their lives. She will be missed as she was the glue that connected many of us. Rest In Peace Dear Auntie.
Kathy and Mark Allaby