Memorial - Malcolm William Wilcox
The following is a transcript of an internet chat - a memorial to Malcolm William Wilcox born in Phoenix, 1968, who died after his gastric bypass in year 2000:
Thank you Mac
There are some people throughout our lives who will have a lasting impact on us. For me, there have been few such people.
One of them was Mac.
Mac gave me the courage to be me. He gave me the confidence in myself to stand up and dare to accept a challenge, and even make a few myself, even when everyone else had said it was wrong.
He taught me how to be graceful, a quality I have struggled a good deal with in my life. Most of all, he taught me it was ok to be human, and, to show emotion.
He gave me these things, because he displayed them himself, and encouraged it in others.
I have just one regret. I should have said "I love you" when we spoke, and not just "hugs and kisses". To display love, to accept and give it, is a lesson you have not taught me, until today.
Thousands of miles, and an ocean away, a tree is being planted. It will grow honestly, with strength and be beautiful, just like my friend Mac.
From a girl
There was a brief moment in
A smile always crossed my lips
So briefly did I know him
Soaring high above the world
He touched people's lives in
ways only imagined
Just a blown kiss heavenward -
Passed from this world to eternal life & entered Heaven - May 6, 2000
While on this
Uncle to Eric, Cathy, Mike
Fletcher & Nick Hammann.
many different groups, as his interests varied. Each area of life had a
If you knew him by more than one name you were more blessed than others.
Most Favorite……… Friends of all Kinds
Song - My Best Friend
Not many possessions, only many “Friends”, but the measure of a man lies not in the things he leaves behind, but rather in the people whose lives he touches and betters.
He treated everyone the same, only different.
I had him convinced that I had arranged fireworks just for his Birthday, when I asked if he would like to do it again next year, he said "yeah". That lasted until he started school.
As a Singing Waiter at the Rhinelander Restaurant in Portland, he sang to Dolly Parton, said he had a hard time looking her in the eyes.
I really didn’t think I’d last this long, but Shorty and I had talked about doing each others eulogy when something happened to the other, I certainly didn’t think the Father would be doing this for the Son.
Malcolm was an organ donor, they told us they had a 30 year old person who could use one of his eyes, he is still helping someone to see the World in a different light.
You will sorely be missed by many “Son”
When I come to the end of the
For this is a Journey all must
When you are lonely and sick
Malcolm Wilcox, Sr.