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Fox, John Joseph (Died on 26 Sep 2012)
appeared in Oakville Beaver, 3 Oct 2012, p. 23


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FOX, John Joseph Born June 30, 1924. Passed away at Sunrise Senior Living of Oakville on September 26, 2012. Will be missed by daughters Jill Topping (John), Pat Fox (Steve Chen) and Susan Liddy (Paul), grandchildren Erin O'Connell (Kevin), Trevor Topping (Amy Olver), Josh Topping, Scott Topping, Deacon Liddy (Rachel von Sturmer), Jacob Liddy (Karley Denoon), Melanie Fox-Chen and Kevin Fox-Chen and great-granddaughter Avery O'Connell. Predeceased by his wife Barbara Fox (Foreman) on March 7, 1977 and best friend and partner Roslyn Robinson on April 26, 2011. Brother of Sally Edwards (Moray deceased), Hugh Fox (Judy) and the late Margaret Lawson (Alan deceased) and Uncle to their children. John was brought up in the family home on Cortleigh Blvd. and graduated from U.T.S. He enlisted in WWII Artillery in 1943 which took him overseas for the duration of the war and upon his return began Engineering in Ajax and finished at U. of T. His happiest memory of this time was playing hockey for U. of T. John also played hockey for the U.T.S. hockey team. John started work as a Sales Agent for the Stauffer Dobbie Mill in Galt and then moved to Oakville to create Pine Tree Construction, building homes and commercial buildings in Oakville, including his own home. John had a love of sports and actively participated in hockey, golf, tennis, skiing and sailing. This spring, he received his 50 year pin from the Oakville Golf Club. John enjoyed the family cottage at Lee Farm on Lake Simcoe for over 60 years, the Oakville neighbourhood for over 50 years and Clear Lake for almost 30 years. John played tennis at the Ontario Racquet Club for many years. The family would like to thank John's family doctors, Dr. Arani and Dr. Keaton and Dr. Tozer and Dr. Gedalis of J.C.C. in Hamilton and the loving staff of Sunrise. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Celiac Association or Charity of your choice. There will be visitation at KOPRIVA TAYLOR COMMUNITY FUNERAL HOME , 64 Lakeshore Rd. W., Oakville (1 block east of Kerr St., 905-844-2600) on Thursday, October 4 at 10 am with a Funeral Service to follow at 11 am. Interment at Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery, 1149 Dundas St. W. Oakville. Reception afterwards at the Oakville Club, 56 Water Street, Oakville. Condolences through www.koprivataylor.com.


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Date of Publication:
3 Oct 2012
Date Of Event:
26 Sep 2012
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Fox
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  • Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 43.4473682625124
    Latitude: 43.4473682625124 Longitude: -79.6665048808289
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Fox, John Joseph (Died on 26 Sep 2012)