The Cox family is sad to announce that John Victor Cox who was born in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan on September 14 1927 passed away peacefully on September 1 2009 at the West Parry Sound Health Centre. He was surrounded in love by his family.
John leaves his wife Joan Patricia (Heisler) Cox and his four sons: Johnnie and his wife Michelle (Babin) and their children Johnnie James Christopher Danny and David; David and his wife Christina (Thompson) and their children Sarah Anna Laura and Sean; Michael Cox and his wife Elizabeth (Jarrett) and their children Rachel Julia and Andrew; Peter and his wife Tara (Trodden) and their children Joey Maggie and Thomas.
John grew up in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan working on Model T Fords in his spare time and working summers on the family farm. He had a wonderful childhood.
His life was forever changed when he met a beautiful nurse Joan Patricia Heisler in 1948. They married in 1952 and made their dreams come true. Together they gave their four boys a magical childhood.
A graduate in Commerce from the University of Manitoba John had a distinguished career as Marketing Manager for CGE in Canada President of Proctor Silex and President of Cashway Lumber. In 1983 John started a family business with his sons which continues to this day. John also served two terms as Reeve of the Township of the Archipelago in the 1980ís. He had the love and the support of his wife Joan throughout his business career. Although Johnís business accomplishments were tremendous his love and focus was always his family.
He was a skier hockey player swimmer pilot boat captain scuba diver tennis player author storyteller and altogether a truly amazing man.
John had a fulfilled and truly inspirational life. He was an incredible father and a loyal loving and dedicated husband to Joan. His grandchildren adore him.
The Cox family wishes to acknowledge the compassionate and exemplary care provided by the staff at the West Parry Sound Health Centre. The Cox family would also like to especially thank Dr. Kim Warwick whose kindness and empathy are a credit to the medical profession.
Celebration of Johnís life to take place at the Logan Funeral Home 81 James Street Parry Sound (746-5855) on Saturday Sept. 12 between the hours of 2 - 5 P.M. Family tributes at 3:00 P.M.
Donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre would be appreciated.