It is with a heavy heart that I am notifying fellow sailors of the recent passing of Mr. Barry Fox on Sunday morning February 16th after a year long battle with Pancreatic Cancer. His three children were with him, and his passing was peaceful.
When first diagnosed, Barry was given three months, but responded well to treatment that gave us an additional year with him. He was working right to the end on CRYA and IOM activities as Western Region Director and as IOM Class Secretary.
Barry’s influence and contribution extended far outside the borders of Canada. Barry was a long-time member of the IOM ICA Executive, serving as its Secretary for many years and his administrative support to radio sailing, diligent attention to detail, selflessness, and humor will be genuinely missed by all that knew him.
There is more on Barry with personal comments from around the world on the CRYA Web site
Regional Officer Americas