It is with enormous sadness and sorrow that I am letting you know that our Brother Eric Durnford has passed into the Chapter Eternal. I just spoke with Nancy Barteaux and she told me he passed in his sleep at his sister place in Red Deer whom he was visiting after the fabulous time he had at the STC event in Kelowna.
Sadly Eric and I were to meet for a coffee upon his return after having postponed it a couple of times because of our schedules….a clear message to not postpone any opportunity you have to spend with a family member….life is so damn short.
Eric was my big brother at Sig. He married Penny Cunningham, a high school classmate of mine who challenged me for scholastic achievements and who asked Eric to rush me at Sigma Chi before I knew what fraternities were
Nancy has asked that we keep the response downlow as her and the family are still gathering their thoughts and emotions.
All Honour To His Name.
On the day of his hole-in-one of which he was so proud….
It is with profound sadness that I advise you of the passing last evening of our beloved Brother John Fox. All Honour to His Name. I just had a call from his Sweetheart, Bojana who was thankfully with him at the end. As you know, John has been in palliative care since the beginning of July, where he was given “a couple weeks” to live. He beat the odds and was ebullient to the end, as I characterized in my note following my visit with him last week, and as many of you got to experience first hand during FaceTime’s with him this Summer. And over our stay in Chester these past 2 months, many of you have had the opportunity to show your support for The Crow, for which he was extremely grateful.
Though John has eschewed a funeral, he will be cremated & spoke to me of wanting a memorial "sometime in the Fall”. Bojana and her Family will be making plans and I have assured her of my support on your behalf, so I will advise you when things get firmed up.
Please take a moment for Brother Fox and his Survivors in your hearts today.
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