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Mourning the Loss of Betty Fox


Friday, June 17th, 2011 — 11:54am PDT
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It’s been minutes since the new broke of the passing of one of Canada’s favourite moms, Betty Fox. Just two week ago, the Terrry Fox Foundation reported that she was seriously ill.


Betty Fox & photo of her son, Terry. Source: Tri-City News

Statement from the Fox family: “It is with considerable sadness that we share that our wife, mother and grandmother died at 8:25am (PT) this morning. Betty/Mom passed away peacefully surrounded by love. Betty was comfortable the last few weeks and months of her life, was always full of wit and rarely alone. Our wife and mom is now with Terry and joins other dear family members that predeceased her. We have greatly appreciated the privacy granted to our family since Betty’s illness was shared and are hoping it continues at this difficult time.” [Source: Tri-City News]

As Vancouverites, our hearts have been through a lot in the past week. They broke when our dear Canucks lost the Stanley Cup, and they sunk into our stomachs when criminals began rioting in our streets. They were filled up by the kindness of strangers during the citizen-led ‘Vancouver Cleanup’ and now they’ve sunk back into our throats.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Fox family at this time. Please continue to support the Terry Fox Foundation.

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  1. natalie says:

    Betty Fox was and still is a symbol of courage and class. She will be sorely missed.

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