Chief Warrant Officer Eric Fox, Royal Canadian Engineers, passed peacefully at home November 23, 2014. Born in Brighton, England March 16, 1928, Eric served for two years in the RAF. In 1949, he married Linda Venes and in 1954 joined the Royal Canadian Engineers where he proudly served for 25 years in stations at Chilliwack, Germany, Petawawa, Picton, Montreal, Churchill, Gypsumville, Halifax, and best of all, the Comox Valley.
He ran the set-up and tear down for the Canadian Armed Forces Tattoo 1967, the largest military tattoo in Canadian history, with 150 shows across Canada. He also captained and coached many Army soccer teams. His civilian hobbies included golf, fishing, opera, and history; he was a great autodidact. Left to mourn his passing are his wife, Linda; son Bernie, granddaughter Siobhan; daughter Chris, daughter-in-law, Arleen Paré and their children and grandchildren. He was a stoic and a kind, loving man. Orders: no service. Linda and the family offer great gratitude to Dr. Harris, all Eric’s health care providers, and to the kind ladies at Shoppers Drug Mart Comox.