Stephen Fox

Died: Mon., Jul. 24, 2017

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Stephen James Fox
Otter Clan
September 4, 1958 – July 24, 2017

Loving husband of 37 years to Monica (Eshkakogan) Fox.
Dear loving father of Jodi (Ron), Alex (Leslie), and Brian.
Proud Papa of Francesca, Natalia and Vada.
Loving son & son in law of Paul and Margaret (McLeod) Fox
Dominic and Gladys (Toulouse) Eshkakogan
(all predeceased)
Dear brother of Danny (Donna) of Massey,
Vivian of Massey, Maurice (Lorraine of Wiky,
Paul (Wendy) of Oshawa, Patti Ann of Wiky,
Deirdre of Sudbury and Peter of Wiky.
Dear brother in law of Adelard (Sandra), Eileen (Patrick), Gordon (Cathy), Alan (Yolande) and
predeceased by brother in law Brian (Janet) and
sisters in law Sharon & Freida.
Loving godfather of Jolene and Sasheahna Eshkakogan.
Stephen’s passion for children lead him to be a teacher for 34 years and within that time he also held the position of Principal and Post-Secondary Counsellor.  He was often seen playing with the young ones at recess time with a train of students clinging on making him the best conductor for their train.
Stephen was very outgoing and athletic.  He enjoyed playing hockey and was a runner who ran a number of marathons and races, especially the local Wiky Road Race.
But his most loved passion was for his granddaughters. He loved them so much with all his heart spending time playing with them and teaching them all he knew. He also spent many days and evenings at tracks and arena’s watching their sporting events. He absolutely adored Vada’s quick wit and energy.  He also attended the North American Indigenous Games for Francesca only the week before passing, and also looked forward to Little NHL each year for Natalia, where he could be heard not only cheering on his granddaughters and other Wiikwemkoong athletes, but all who played/competed. He spoke of feeling simply honoured to be in the presence of such athletes and always took much pride in all children who simply gave their best in whatever they did.
Arrangement entrusted with Island Funeral Home.
Visitation at Wasse Abin Jr School starting July 26, 2017 at 11am with Funeral Services to be held at Holy Cross Mission in Wikwemikong on Friday July 28, 2017 at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting monetary donations to be put towards the creation of an Educational Bursary Fund in Stephen’s memory.

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shirley Ida Williams (Pheasant)
   Posted Wed July 26, 2017
my condolences to the Fox family, i am sure he will start a school in the sky world. He will be cheering on his children and grandchildren on in sports. travel well and many blessings!

Maxine And Carman Ferguson
   Posted Wed July 26, 2017
Our sincerest condolences to Monica, Jodie, Brian and Alex. Stephen was a valued colleague who always had a smile and positive message for everyone. He was a wonderful teacher who will be missed by the Wikwemikong board of Education. Rest in peace, Stephen.

Katie Dale (aka Cathy, Juanita's second daughter)
   Posted Wed July 26, 2017
My deepest condolences to the whole family. A treasure taken from us way too soon. Let's take comfort that he is with those who have crossed over and will wait for us there in the Star World. Til we meet again Stephen, may you rest in peace.

Carol G. DeAngelis
   Posted Wed July 26, 2017
Bon and I are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Monica.

John McLeod
   Posted Wed July 26, 2017
My condolences to The Fox family and relatives

Gail Restoule
   Posted Wed July 26, 2017
My sincerest condolences Deirdre, and to all your family on the loss of your beloved brother, Stephen, as well as to his family. It seems like yesterday that I worked with him at the office in Suds. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. R.I.P. Stephen.🙏🏼

Lorraine Bebamikawe
   Posted Wed July 26, 2017
So sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many. He was a well respected man. Condolences from all us-Gavin, Savanah, and Lorraine.

Christine Williston
   Posted Thu July 27, 2017
Condolences Stephen's immediate and extended family at this difficult time. Sorry that Ogeequa will not have the opportunity to have Stephen as a teacher. He has helped shape his community for the better, and will be remembered. Love from Sunny, Christine and Ogeequa Osawabine

Laurie McColl
   Posted Thu July 27, 2017
Our deepest condolences to you, our cousins, the Fox heart is so sad to hear of Stephen's passing...I didn't know him well but I kept up with him on social media...I loved that there was never a picture where he wasn't smiling from ear to was obvious to see that he loved life and most especially loved Monica and his family...sending our love and heartfelt sympathy to you all...Laurie & Sandy McColl

Doug McCarthy
   Posted Thu July 27, 2017
Dear Monica & Family,
So sorry to hear of Stephen's death. What a loss to your family and the community. You are all in my prayers and I will offer a Mass for Stephen. With deepest sympathy, Doug McCarthy.

Joanna Pitawanakwat
   Posted Thu July 27, 2017
Taken much too soon. His smile was both welcoming and reassuring. He was loved by many and will truly be missed by all. Zaagin Cuz R.I.P.

Martha Gabow
   Posted Thu July 27, 2017
On behalf of myself and my Grandchildren we are sending the Deepest of Condolences to the Fox Family. The children loved Uncle Fox and we are only sorry that Christopher will not have a chance to have him for a teacher.

Aboriginal Teacher Education Program
   Posted Fri July 28, 2017
Condolences to the Fox family and friends from the staff of the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP), Queen's University Faculty of Education. We are deeply saddened to hear that our colleague and friend has passed away. Stephen will be remembered for his excellent work as the On Site Coordinator for the Manitoulin-North Shore ATEP and as a MNS ATEP Management Committee Member. His experience and commitment as an educator greatly benefited MNS ATEP teacher candidates and the program. His dedication to Indigenous education is one of the great gifts he gave to many. We will miss his humour, his thoughtful insights, and his warmth and generosity of spirit. Chi miigwech Stephen. Baamaapii.

   Posted Fri July 28, 2017
I am so saddened to hear of Stephen's death. I just got to shake his hand in the past year and he impressed me with his wisdom and humor. prayers coming your way for comfort and peace.

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