Cox Al - orig photoIt is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of James Alvin Cox, loving husband of Kathleen (Lucking), father, grandfather, brother, uncle, father-in-law and friend, on Monday October 28, 2013.

Al was born in Miami, MB on September 26, 1940 and his early years were spent on the family farm. Al then joined the RCAF in 1960 and became a Loadmaster starting his career in Edmonton, Alberta. He travelled around the world multiple times and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer in 1995 after 35 distinguished years.

Al met Kathy in the Snow Valley Dance Hall in 1963 and they married in July 1966. Throughout his life, Al always put great emphasis on his family and after the birth of his daughters; Pamela and Patricia in 1968 he continued to be an integral part of their lives.

After being stationed in Trenton, Ontario, Al spent many years travelling with his family and when he was posted to Lahr, Germany in 1974 he became the family travel guide often playing host to many over the next four years.

Returning to Winnipeg in 1981, he worked in Air Command and 9 Air Movement Unit, settling into his life with a variety of activities: Curling, golf, baseball, darts and serving as the President of the CFB Curling Club as well as being involved with CFB Seniors Curling. After retiring, Al and Kathy enjoyed numerous trips often taking cruises and spending lots of times in their RV.

Grandsons Justin and James provided Al with many hours and years of love and enjoyment.

Al is survived by his wife Kathleen of 47 years; children Pamela (Gregg) Garychuk, Patricia (Wes) Veness; grandsons Justin and James Garychuk; brother Clayton (Doreen) Cox, as well as nieces, nephews and friends. Al was predeceased by his father, Sydney Cox in 1984 and Ella (Law) in 1988.

We wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the many staff and caregivers at the Asper Cardiac Institute from the fourth and fifth floor, as well numerous staff from the St. Boniface Hospital.

A celebration of Al`s life will be held on Saturday November 2, 2013 at 3:00 pm at the Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club at 940 Vimy Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba with the interment at a later date. Doyle`s Funeral Home of Carman, Manitoba in care of arrangements, 1-204-745-2045.

The family wishes that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, I.H. Asper Clinical Research Foundation or a charity of your choice.

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Doyles Funeral Home
Hwy. 3&13 10-4th Avenue SE, Carman, MB
Phone:  204.745.2045 | Fax: 204.745.2499