George Fox, of Calgary passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 at the age of 87 years.
George was born on August 25, 1917 in Calgary. He married Anna (Jackie) on September 18, 1940. George served in WW II, during which time the ship upon which he served was sunk by the German Submarine the Bismark. He survived a night in the Atlantic Ocean along with only half his crewmates, and upon rescue he returned to Halifax to finish his tour of duty. He returned to Calgary in 1945 and worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway until his retirement in 1979. George was very involved with his family and especially in his son’s athletics, managing minor hockey and baseball for many years. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and actively met with his fellow retired CPR workers and Legion friends.
George will be remembered by his two sons and two daughter-in-laws, Douglas and Ann Fox of St. Louis, MO, and Ken and Janice Fox of Henderson, NV; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and his brother-in-law Fred Horen of Edmonton.
George was predeceased by his wife Anna (Jackie) in 1998; five sisters; and two brothers.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, October 9, 2004 at 2:30 p.m.. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of George Fox, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, TELEPHONE: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences