None of you will know me but I am a barista at the Millrise Starbucks, Ken was a regular who frequented our drive through often. My name is Jess (blondie he called me), I had been wondering where he had been the last months and very sad and sorry to discover his passing. Ken talked lots about his excitement to visit his grandchildren and always put a smile on my face. He wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea here (he used to blow airhorns in our speaker hahahaha I thought it was hilarious) he always gave a me a laugh and often made my day. I miss him here and work does not feel the same knowing that he’s gone. My condolences to family, and grandchildren especially he loved you all dearly!! Blessings to you all and Merry Christmas.
We are very sad to see you go,
You always made us laugh and gave us a lot of joy, especially when we were all playing together and even though you were winning most of the time!
You paved the way for us to get settled in Calgary. Advising us in all aspects of the process (and you loved processes): the job, the neighborhood and the house, the schools, and finally the best ways to integrate ourselves to the culture here (and you were always clever about integration).
As a coworker, always present, reliable and ready to support us at any time, to teach us, and to solve complex technical problems in such an exceptional way I rarely saw in other people: the speed at which you were able to assess the problem and find a stable and permanent solution will always amaze me.
As a travel companion, from Jundiai to Montreal, from San Antonio to Kentucky, and passing through North America, you were always very pleasant and dynamic, curious to discover new places, foods, and of course the drinks!
You had such a radiant and marked presence, with the ability to illuminate any ordinary moments, filling them with joy. And you knew how to tease us! Time with you was spent in fun!
Your absence will forever remind us that you were a good friend, and the sweet memories shared and lessons you taught will forever stay with us.
Rest well surrounded by funny angels and divine comfort.
From: Bourgea-Boulanger Family - Serge, Danielle, Claudel and Laurence
It is with much sadness to hear that Ken is no longer with us as we have lost a truly wonderful person. I will always remember the mornings in Brazil when he would visit my office to “make a complaint” but it was really just to say good morning and have a visit. Similar to my own father, Ken was genuine, passionate, knowledgeable, good hearted and a little bit incorrigible… its what we loved most about him. Our time a Brazil made us like a family… and my heartfelt condolences are with his family now. I will miss him.
It was with great sadness to received the news of the passing of our friend Ken Fox.
I got to know Ken in the early 1980’s when we both worked at Twinpak. (Soft drink bottle manufacturing.)
We spent many hours togethers on the machines (macheems as he would say) trouble shooting and to keep them up and running at top conditions.
Ken was passionate about his macheems and they were his babies.
He was a master in processing and able to figure out a setting that would produce the perfect bottle.
He would say “enjoy the process.”
We ended up in the manufacturing plant in Jundiai, Brazil.
We have fond memories of it with Linda his wife, and the awesome people in Brazil.
The piscina (swimming pool) and churrascaria (barbeque place) were always the centre of it.
One of his favorite restaurants was Espeto de Prata. This was an “all you can eat” churrascaria.
His favorite meat was picanha, with a caipirinha.
Rice and beans, and the famous Brazilian dish feshuada is very popular in Brazil. Not for Ken.
At one time, in one of those churrascaria we met Ken’s “doppelganger”.
This created some hilarious moments since both seem to have same character as well.
Ken had the nag of making someone a bit uncomfortable.
He would say, look he turns red, and he started to laugh. This, in turn would turn his head red!
His laugh was contagious!
Our sincere condolences to this family, friends and loved ones.
You will be missed Ken. Goodbye. May you enjoy the process forever.
Gary and Sandy Kooistra
I´m so sad with this. I worked with Ken fox for 2,5 years in Brazil during their living and became friends with him and Linda. When they came to visit Brazil around after 2-4 years, they came to Vinhedo, for dinner at home and knew my little daughter Maria Clara that was a baby in the end of 2006. Now i hope and pray for his rest in God! Teresa
My condolences. I am deeply sorry for this loss, and I hope that God can ease this pain. It's very painful to have to say goodbye to the ones we love. Especially my faithful friend to whom I owe so much. I will never forget this dear friend, he will always be remembered in my heart.