Public funeral to be held for Betty Fox

Service will be held on Saturday in Port Coquitlam, B.C.

A public funeral will be held for Betty Fox, mother to Terry Fox and a cancer activist, who died last Friday at the age of 73 in Chilliwack, B.C. The funeral will be held at Trinity United Church in Port Coquitlam on Saturday, June 25. Terry Fox, Betty’s second-eldest son, passed away from cancer in 1981 after pledging to run across Canada and raise money to fight his disease. Betty continued his work, leading her own runs and founding a cancer research institute. The Fox family anticipates a large turnout to the funeral and asks that guests RSVP if they wish to attend.

Canadian Press