John and Glenys Fox

It is with extremely heavy hearts, we announce the passing of John and Glenys Fox, taken from us suddenly on August 11, 2021 at the ages of 78 years for John and 75 years for Glenys.  John and Glenys will be lovingly remembered by their two sons Scott (Tanya) Fox and Kevin (Phyllis) Fox; grandchildren Shelby, Colton, Kristen and Vanessa; John’s brother Jim (Colleen) Fox and sister-in-law Pearl Fox; Glenys’s sisters Lana (Stan) Thorp and Debbie (Alfred) Artman; Glenys’s brothers Roger (Wanda) Greenman and Randy (Pat) Greenman, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family. John and Glenys were predeceased by John’s parents Melvin and Rita Fox and Glenys’s parents Herbert and Agnes Greenman as well as John’s brother William Fox.  John and Glenys began their lives together in Weyburn, where they both started their careers, Dad was a power lineman, and Mom was in Administration. Pursuing their unique sense of adventure led them to Flin Flon, Sk. where they started their family and built their first home. With a handful of tools, a plot of land in the middle of the bush, and a permit to cut down trees for logs, their first home was built; a log cabin on Denair Beach. A few years had passed and their desire to be closer to family brought them to Alberta, where Dad continued as a Power Lineman, and Mom had shifted to a much more difficult job: a stay-at-home Mom tasked with raising her two boys. After a few years in Alberta, their desire for a new adventure, along with the wish to be close upon family called again. They saw an ad for an ESSO agent in Stoughton, SK. They loaded the moving truck and headed to Stoughton. It was here where they set down their roots. After living in town for several years, Mom and Dad wanted to build again, purchasing a farm right outside of town. Working tirelessly after work and on the weekends they completed construction of their second home on the farm, where they watched their boys grow up and complete their schooling. In 1989 they moved to Regina as empty nesters and eventually moved to a cabin on Pasqua Lake. This was where they were able to spend so much time with their family. They loved touring around the lake on their boat with friends and family and had an open-door policy for anyone that wanted to come out and enjoy the lake with them. They loved family visits more than anything. Work eventually returned them to Calgary, AB where they lived and worked for four years before retirement. It was then that they decided to sell their home and travel in their motorhome. The journey many thought would be a couple of months ends two years later in 2007, where they travelled throughout the US as well as Mexico, a true adventure of a lifetime.  After a brief return home, they were off again, this time flying to Hawaii where they spent the winter touring the islands and enjoying the Hawaiian life. They then landed in Cranbrook BC, and yes… Dad wanted to build his own house again at 65 years old. Remaining in the Columbia Valley for the remainder of their days, they enjoyed life, family and most importantly, being together.  Family vacations were always very important to Mom and Dad. Dad always had an idea but rarely a plan, yet Mom would make it work, planning every step of the way from booking hotels, planning stops, to holding the map – she would get us there. If something broke along the way Dad would fix it, as he could fix anything. They loved the outdoors; fishing, camping, boating, or just sitting on their deck, they loved being outside. They had four grandchildren that they loved dearly and each had made them so proud in their own way. Remembering the smile on their faces when seeing them or listening to Mom and Dad speak so proudly of each of them will melt our hearts forever. Mom and Dad enjoyed every step of the journey. He taught her to enjoy the journey and everything in between, and she taught him if you don’t eventually stop looking around we will never get there. They made so many great friends along the way and family was everything to them both. They will be missed dearly but never forgotten.  In Honour of John and Glenys’s wishes, a private family gathering will be held to celebrate their lives. Memorial donations in John and Glenys’s names may be made directly to a charity of your choice.

13 Obituaries

  1. Joyce Burke

    My sincere sympathy, god bless your family

    • : Saskatchewan
  2. Linda Kalenchuk

    Glenys and Jack where one great couple to have for friends. Glenys had been my friend for almost 70 years. A story that may not be known by many is how they meet. My boy friend at the time and Glenys and I where out driving around in Weyburn (this are excitement in Weyburn), when my friend spotted Jack sitting on the post office steps, he pulled over and asked Jack what he was doing, Jack jokinely replied waiting for my mail order bride, Got into the car with us and he meet Glenys, and the rest is history.
    I have some fun and beautiful memories of our many years of friendship.
    My deepest and most sincere sympathy to thier families.
    Linda

    • : Airdrie
  3. Norma Charlton (Evans). 93 years old

    For the Fox families-My most sincere sympathy to all of you in the tragic accident of Jack and Glenys. I have been thinking of
    you to-day.
    For the boys, I am a first cousin of Jack and although we haven,t been in touch in quite some time it is a sorrow for me. Uncle Jim is so faithful in attending our family funerals and I want to extend my love to him and family at this time. Aunt Pearl was so kind
    to contact us.
    Grandma Retta Fox and my Mom, Blanche Evans, were sisters.

    • : Weyburn, Sask.
  4. Howard Struthers

    Dear Pat and Randy,

    We are very sorry for the tragic loss of your sister and brother-in-law. Please accept our most sincere condolences at this very difficult time.

    Howard and Marielle Struthers

    • : Ormstown
  5. Mary Struthers

    Our sincere sympathy to the Fox & Greenman families. A lovely tribute for two wonderful people that will be deeply missed. Their love for life , family and adventure with carry on with you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ted & Mary Struthers Ogema SK

    • : Ogema SK S0C 1Y0
  6. Leah

    Deepest sympathy and condolences to all who knew and love them…I only met them a time or two…loved being in their company…have heard so many wonderful stories from those who love them…in my thoughts and close to my heart…rest in peace Glenys and Jack…

    • : Yukon
  7. Brent Thorp

    Our thoughts and love to the whole Fox family. Uncle Jack and Auntie Glenys always had open arms when we would come to visit. We loved visiting them in their various homes. They shared meals, laughs, and love with our family. All our love ❤️ Brent, Leah, Kaden & Hilary, and Karson Thorp

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    • : Saskatchewan
  8. Brian King

    Condolences to all.

    • : Surrey BC
  9. darwin forer

    My condlences to all, For whatever reason this past weekend wondered where Randy Greenman was, probably retired etc.

    • : Hong Kong
  10. Tim Nicholls

    Our sincere condolences and prayers to all of the fox family from the John Nicholls family.

    • : Calgary, ab
  11. Kim Cheater

    Dear Scott and Kevin,
    The news of this tragic event made me so sad. Although our paths have not crossed for a very long time I will always treasure the time we spent together in and out of school and the adventures we had with your family. Of course my family will always feel connected to both of you as we remember our time living in “Fox’s House” on the acreage by Stoughton. My heart hurts for you but know that your mom and dad will always be so fondly remembered. Sending you and your families my deepest sympathy.
    Love Kim

    • : Eston, Saskatchewan
  12. Keith Tramer

    I will always remember them, their patience with us crazy Stoughton boys. The hockey and ball roads trips. The ski trip to Big Sky. Sitting in the back of that huge station wagon.

    My sincerest condolences. They were great people and they and you all deserved better.

    • : Regina
  13. Myron Fletcher

    Condolences from Myron and Larry Fletcher.
    Weyburn

    • : Saskatchewan

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