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Prominent Lindsay business owner and philanthropist Dom Fox passes away

KAWARTHA LAKES-Anyone who’d spent much time at the Canadian Tire store in Lindsay would recognize Dom Fox, the longtime dealership owner.

Fox bought his first store in 1962 in Goderich and in 1972 he took the opporunity to open a store in Lindsay and move back to his home town. His family has owned the store ever since with his son John now at the helm.

Fox won the Lindsay & District Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 for his years in business and his philanthropy.

He served both as chair of the United Way campaign and on its board. He was on the board of Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay and made countless donations to various charities.

In 2009 Fox won Best Local Event Marketing from Canadian Tire Canada for their Ladies Nights promotion. The store closes down for the night for the ladies event that includes product demonstrations, entertainment, refreshments and more.

Fox passed away Saturday at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay.

He will be resting at Celebrations 35 Lindsay Street North, Lindsay on Wednesday August 21st , from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 pm and Thursday August 22nd , from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 pm with Mass of Christian Burial from St. Mary’s Catholic Church 40 Russell Street East, Lindsay on Friday August 23rd at 11:00 am. Interment at St. Luke’s Cemetery, Downeyville at a later date. If desired memorial donations to the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation or St. Mary’s Restoration Fund may be made through the funeral home or online at www.mackeys.ca




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Pamela Vanmeer
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