Bernard Fox

Obituary of Bernard Glenn Fox

April 5, 1974 – Princeton, British Columbia

June 16, 2024 – Cochrane, Alberta


If the only measure of a human's life was time, it would seem short, but when measured in memorable moments and love, Bernie’s was infinite.


Bernie passed away unexpectedly at his home, beside his best friend and wife, Jen. With shattered hearts, his friends and family navigate this difficult time, sharing words of remembrance that seem to echo the same sentiments: exceptional, amazing, mentor, loving, giving, kindness, huge heart, generous. He truly was one of a kind.


Bernie was larger than life, with a heart to match. His warmth and kindness touched the lives of everyone he met. He was always ready to lend a helping hand, and his loving nature made him a cherished friend and family member. His love and devotion for Jen and their kids, Dagan and Dreya, was boundless. They meant the world to him, and his greatest joy in life was watching them grow and succeed. Bernie touched countless lives and was adored by many. “Coach Bernie” was an immense inspiration to numerous minor hockey players (once a Maniac, always a Maniac). He consistently put others before himself, and his generosity knew no bounds. He loved to entertain, make way too much food, and have the family together to celebrate everything and anything. He had a passion for music and hockey and had the best sense of humour. Bernie was a force, and he has left giant holes in many hearts.


Originally from BC, Bernie’s career as a plumbing and gas fitter eventually led him to Alberta in the 1990s. Later, he would joke, “I went to find work, but also my Jenny.” Recently, Bernie began the next chapter in his career as a Safety Codes Inspector with the City of Calgary. He was very proud of this accomplishment and was looking forward to a long and rewarding career.


Bernie is survived by his wife, Jen, children, Dagan and Dreya; mother Carol, stepfather Vic, Granny Violet, siblings, Jeannie, Jennifer, Ted, and Ben; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was greeted in heaven that morning by his father, Glenn Robinson. We remember Bernie as a remarkable person who made the world a better place.


A Celebration of Bernie’s Life and BBQ will be held at a later date.


“If you want to do anything, get everyone together for a BBQ”.

~ B.Fox


In lieu of donations or flowers, we ask that you honour his memory by living life with the same exceptional generosity he did. In true Bernie fashion, he did not want a traditional funeral service.


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Bernie’s family here.


In living memory of Bernie Fox, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Cochrane, 369 Railway Street, Cochrane, AB T4C 2E2, Telephone: 403-932-4740.

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