In Memoriam Leticia Cox


COX, Leticia Artola 1930 - 2018

In the early hours of Saturday, May 19, 2018, Letty peacefully passed, in her sleep, while in the home of her son, Tony, in the warm climes of Aruba, Netherland Antilles. Loving family surrounded. Beloved wife of the late John Robert Gordon Cox. Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Yvonne (Allen Annett), Tony (Lori Palmer), Sylvia (Robert Duquette) and John (Sylvie Munroe). Adored grandmother of Erin, Alexei, Stephanie, John Andrew, Gordie, Shane and Zara and step-grandmother of Nathan, Jody, and Ashley; and great-grandmother to Sebastien, Ilham, Jackson and Montgomery. Letty's vitality will continue to inspirit her family and friends in Canada and the Caribbean and beyond. No visitation. Graveside memorial service on Thursday, June 28 at 4 p.m. at the Hill House Cemetery on Brill Road, West Bolton, Quebec (Eastern Townships.)

(Published in Montreal Gazette on June 23, 2018)


Leticia (Letty) Cox was buried beside her husband in the peaceful cemetery beside a brook in the small town where she and her husband spent their retirement years. She was surrounded by her four children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren from around the world, such a tribute to a woman who nurtured and cherished the central role of family in the  many of us whom she taught at the Argyle.  The establishment of the Argyle Institute is living memorial to her life. (Joan Keefler)

Alexei Perry Cox’s tribute to Letty Cox

Dear loved ones,

I wanted to gather together a few of the words spoken at the graveside service for Letty, as well as some touching correspondence that was sent to me personally. At the intimately gathered event, Psalm 23 was read by expectant father and grandson Shane. Corinthians 13 was read by granddaughter Erin while her young Monty was held in her arms, with another beautiful baby growing in her belly. Thoughtful words by minister David Lambrie were resonant. An immense bouquet of summer flowers from grandson Nathan and his abundant family were placed next to Bob's grave all the while. Peonies from Letty's own garden, picked by daughter Yvonne and granddaughter Stephanie, were shared with family members and placed, along with handfuls of thrown soil, with the buried urn.