Tribute to Jim Wilcox

Bull trout on Skagit River ~ photo : Richard Mayer

Wild bull trout on Skagit River ~ photo courtesy of Richard Mayer

IT IS WITH THE DEEPEST REGRETS that Wild Salmon Forever honours the passing of Jim Wilcox, a true wild salmon warrior. His efforts to protect and conserve wild fish and their environs spanned decades… he will be missed.

The following memorial was written by his son Michael…

James Edward Wilcox
March 10th 1949 ~ December 22nd 2016

James Edward Wilcox, born in Auburn, Washington, died peacefully at home in Olympia, Washington, after a short battle with cancer.

Confined to a wheelchair for nearly half a century, Jim was an inspiration to others with disabilities, an educator to many about overcoming adversity, and a staunch supporter of wild fish conservation. Jim spearheaded the efforts for a great many salmon conservation and fishing advocacy projects around western Washington and Canada. He also enjoyed playing with his beloved dog, vacationing in Mexico and, most especially, the tug of a fish at the other end of the line.

Jim is survived by his wife, Dana; sons, Jeff and Michael; grandson, Ellis; brother, Mike; and the army of fellow salmon warriors who will continue his work.

Donations in Jim’s honor may be made to…

If you would like to leave your memories of Jim or condolences for his family in a guestbook on Funeral Alternatives, please click here.

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