COX, Eric Vincent
On 3rd January 2011, Eric left us peacefully at Mission Memorial Hospital with family by his side. Eric was born 23rd March, 1918 in Bromley, Kent, England. He was predeceased by his father Harry T. Cox and mother Mabel (nee Rabbit) and his step mother Anne (nee Evans) his sister Marjorie Law and two brothers Clifford and John. He was also predeceased by his dearly loved wife Evelyn “Kitty” (nee Long) and his only child Anthony John. Eric was raised in Chislehurst, Kent, England, and was an avid Boy Scout member. Upon leaving school he worked in his father’s electrical business. He was called up to join the Army in the 2nd World War, and his service took him across Europe where he saw a lot of action. After his de-mobilization he continued working in the family business and obtained his Master Electrician certification. In the 1950’s a decision was made to immigrate to Canada with his wife and young son. They started their Canadian adventure in Calgary, Alta, and Eric worked for various companies before joining Atco Ltd., where he became a superintendent. The family spent many happy years in Alta, but in the 1970’s decided to retire to a milder climate and moved “west” to Mission, where Eric had family. Family and friends were very important to Eric, and he was happiest being with people he cared for. Eric will be deeply missed and leaves behind to love and remember him his brother Neville, daughter-in-law Anne Cox, his grandchildren Jason Cox (Mandy), and Janna Nagy (Darryl); his five great grandchildren of whom he was so proud and dearly loved, Matthew, Mia, Shea, Reese, and Cal. His happy fun loving spirit will also be especially missed by nieces Sandra (Richard), Stephanie (Paul), Sue(Dennis) and their families, Jen(Adam), Jax, Sarah, Caitlin and Matt, great great niece Isla, and sister-in-law Diana Cox. Eric also had family and many friends in England who will remember him. To the staff and residents of Kingsway Arms at Cedarbrooke Chateau, the family thanks you for your many kindnesses to Eric, he was so happy living with you all. A celebration of Eric’s life will be held at the Cedarbrooke Chateau, 32331 7th Ave., Mission, on Saturday 5th Feb. 2011, from 2-4 pm.
Eric you are loved and will be remembered always. We will meet again, God bless.