September 21, 1939 – August 26, 2022
at the age of 82 years:
Edward George Fox (Ted), 82, of Tappen, BC, passed away on Friday, August 26 in Salmon Arm, BC.
Ted was born in Strasburg, SK to Grace and Robert Fox in September of 1939. He grew up and went to high school in Gibbs and in 1969 earned his Journeyman Electrician Certificate in Regina. To date he was a 56 year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).
Over his many years Ted enjoyed playing and watching sports (as well as his children’s). He played fastball, golf, and curled for many years and still enjoyed watching the CFL – Go Riders! He loved his old Ford Thunderbirds and on occasion even shared them with his nieces or sister-in-law to show off at school!
Although an electrician by trade, he was very skilled with his hands and took to woodworking in recent years and was also an avid leatherworker in his younger years. He used to camp, play in ball tournaments and party with friends until eventually putting down roots in Kamloops, BC and later retired to the Shuswap where for over two decades he has proudly tended to his home. He enjoyed puttering in his shop and his gardens – Did he ever tell you story about the squirrels that tried to steal his tomatoes? Later in life he learned that he enjoyed travelling and looked forward to getting away each winter for an adventure or two. He was involved in his community and could sometimes be found “volunteering” at the Sunnybrae Senior’s Center flipping pancakes.
Those that loved him saw beyond the tough talk and take no guff first impression to the fella with the slow starting smile who was always ready and willing to lend a hand to others and share a laugh or two.
Ted is survived by his two sisters (Fay and Marie), his two sons Jason (Cora-Lee) and Clinton (Alyssa), his daughter Lisa (Marty) along with his grandchildren Emma, Meghan, Trystan, Talin, Kassidy and Shaylan and multiple nieces, nephews and cousins, many of whom adored him and he was so very proud of. He is preceded in death by his wife Susan, his brother Bill and his sister Vivian.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all of Dad’s friends and family who have helped out in so many ways over the past few years as well as the exceptional caregivers at the Shuswap General Hospital and Bastion Place. Thank you for helping us take such good care of our Teddy.