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Submitted by adele on Wed, 04/19/2023 - 08:29:AM

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Christopher "Chris" in hospital after complications of Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Chris passed away in hospital in Florida, on December 18, 2022 at 78 years of age with his wife Marguerite by his side.

Born in England August 29, 1944, youngest son of the late Rose Lilian Finch and the late Fredrick George T. Fox. Much loved husband of Marguerite (Lascelles) for 38 years. He will be fondly remembered by his brother-in-law Eugene Lascelles (Lillian), his niece Maryellen Benson (Jamie) and nephew Eugene Jr. Lascelles.

Dear brother of Les Fox, predeceased by his sister Gladys Wilson, brothers Fred and Ron Fox. Chris will be fondly remembered by his nieces, Carol Stanzel (Fred), Janice Rathwell (Brian), Brenda White (Carl), five great-nieces and two great-nephews.

Immigrating to Canada in 1967 Chris completed his education at Ottawa University, graduating in 1981 as an Electrical Engineer. He ventured into business as President and CEO of his Consulting Engineering firm (Fox Engineering) May 1983 to April 2011.  April 2011 to January 2016 he joined CIMA+ (engineering) as a Managing Partner.

After his retirement, Chris embarked into the "world of words" producing thirteen action-adventure novels, well received under his name- Christopher Fox. He kept busy with hobbies which included golfing at Camelot for over 30 years, boating, fishing, and his passion with fast cars. He was a founding member of the FCA Ottawa Ferrari Club and always looked forward to the Ferrari festival held in Ottawa each year. Chris was fearless, addressing every activity as an adventure. He will be sadly missed by his many friends.

We are extremely grateful for the support provided by so many loving compassionate friends during this difficult time.

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation or The Salvation Army would be appreciated.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 04/21/2023 - 10:48:AM


Hélène Bourgon Larry Aldea

Dear Marguerite, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May the memories you hold dear of Chris, support you now and in the future. Sincerely, Hélène and Larry

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Peter Fleming

Marguerite, what a terrible shock. Sincerest condolences. Michele & Peter

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Lorraine and Malcolm Hyslop

Dear Marguerite. It was a shock to read of Chris's passing. So young!! Our thoughts are prayers are with you in these difficult times. May the memories you shared and created together be a constant source of strength to you. We cherish the memories of our boating trip in the BVI's with you. Our deepest condolences. Courage to you. Lorraine and Malcolm

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Claude Turpin

My sincerest condolences Marguerite on the passing of Chis.
Claude & Sylvie

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Matthew Foster

Chris will be missed very much, alot of great memories and lots of laughs over the years which will be fondly cherished.

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Sharon and Kevin Johnston

Marguerite it was so unexpected. We send our love and condolences to you. We will see you at the celebration of Life for Chris.

Sharon and Kevin

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Frank Lambros

My sympathies Marguerite on the passing of your Chris.
I trust fond memories to help carry you through this difficult time.
Warmest regards,

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Richard C MOHNS

Our most sincere condolences to Marguerite and family. Chris was an incredible talent with an engaging personality. He will be missed.

Joyce and Dick

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Janice and Brian Rathwell

We always enjoyed Chris’ sense of humour and his enthusiasm about his many hobbies. He had a brilliant mind and enjoyed life to the fullest. Such a great guy. We will certainly miss him.

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