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Cox, R. Melville (Died on 31 Oct 2010)
appeared in Oakville Beaver, 5 Nov 2010, p. 47


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COX, R. Melville November 1, 1916 - October 31, 2010 Born in Sheff ie ld England November 1, 1916, Mel was six years old when h e e m i g r a t e d t o C a n a d a w i t h h i s p a r e n t s W a l t e r a n d A n n i e M a e ( S t e p h e n s ) C o x . H e a t t e n d e d Burlington High School and McMaster University. He was also very proud of his service in the RAF dur ing World War II. In 1949 he married Lois Irene M a c G i b b o n , a n d t h e y h a d o n e daughter. Mel was active in the credit industry most of his working l ife. He was the President of the Credit Bureau o f G r e a t e r To r o n t o , s e r v e d a s a Nat ional Counci l lor of The Canadian C red i t I ns t i t u t e , was a member o f t h e I n s t i t u t e ' s N a t i o n a l E d u c a t i o n C o m m i t t e e a n d a D i r e c t o r o f T h e Canadian Credit Insti tute Educational Foundat ion . He was Pas t Pres iden t a n d D e a n o f t h e I n s t i t u t e , P a s t P res iden t o f the Assoc i a t ed C red i t Bureaus of Canada, Past President of t he C red i t G ran te rs Assoc i a t i on o f H a m i l t o n , a n d a m e m b e r o f t h e N a t i o n a l C r e d i t a n d F i n a n c i a l Executive's Forum. He also served as Director of Associated Credit Bureaus Incorpora ted . He was a speaker a t many nat ional credi t convent ions in b o t h C a n a d a a n d t h e U . S . a n d appeared frequently on Public Affairs p r o g r a m s o n t h e C B C a n d C T V networks. Mel was a keen promoter of Credit Counselling, and was one of the o r i g i n a l f o u n d e r s o f t h e C r e d i t Counsel l ing Serv ice of Metropol i tan Toronto. He had considerable contact with both government and the media in al l phases of consumer protection and education. Mel is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lois, h is daughter J a n i c e ( C h a r l e s ) F r a w l e y o f N e w Richmond, Wisconsin, granddaughter A m a n d a ( L a r r y ) E r i c k s o n , o f N e w R i c h m o n d , g r a n d d a u g h t e r L i n s e y F r a w l e y o f S t . P a u l , M i n n e s o t a , grandson Gav in Parkes o f Keswick , Ontar io, great-grandsons Mason and Tu c k e r E r i c k s o n a n d g r e a t - g r a n d - daughters Amber, Shelby and Serena Parkes. Burial at Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens, Oakvi l le . Memoria ls to the Red Cross preferred in lieu of flowers. Onl ine condolences may be made at www.oakviewfuneral.ca.


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Obituaries
Date of Publication:
5 Nov 2010
Date Of Event:
31 Oct 2010
Last Name(s):
Cox
Language of Item:
English
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  • Ontario, Canada
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    Latitude: 43.4473682625124 Longitude: -79.6665048808289
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Cox, R. Melville (Died on 31 Oct 2010)