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FOX, Ludwig

Ludwig passed away in Kelowna, BC on July 19, 2015 of pancreatic cancer. He was born in 1927 in Nieder-Weisel, Germany and raised in Butzbach. He trained to become an aircraft mechanic but that aspiration ended when he briefly became a POW in May 1945. Opportunities were limited so he returned home to work for the family roofing business despite a fear of heights. Additional apprenticeships were served as butcher and machinist. He finally managed to use his original trade, working for Pan American Airlines in Frankfurt.

With his wife Inge, Ludwig immigrated to Canada 1959 and settled in Batawa, Ontario where he worked as a machinist with Bata Engineering. Their children were born in nearby Trenton.

In 1966 Ludwig decided to become a teacher, graduating with difficulty a year later from the Ontario College of Education in Toronto. Moving to Niagara Falls in 1967, he was one of the original teachers at Lord Elgin Vocational School, teaching Metal Fabrication. Experiencing his own academic challenges allowed Ludwig to empathize with his students and he was always proud of them when they moved on to successful careers after graduating. Many of the staff at Lord Elgin became lifelong friends. Ludwig was a member of Stamford United Church where he and Inge met some of their dearest friends. Ludwig retired in 1993 and with Inge, moved out to Kelowna to be closer to their children who had both moved west. In Kelowna they found a steady supply of fruit, new friends and a caring community at the Church of God.

Ludwig is survived by his wife Inge, and son Andrew (Verna). He is predeceased by his daughter Kathy (Stevyn). He will be missed by his grandchildren (Lukas, Roman, Adam, Rae, Jaden and Fiona) as well as family in BC, Ontario, California and Germany.

A memorial for Ludwig will be held at 10:30 AM on August 8, 2015 at the Church of God, 3705 Mission Springs Drive, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, Ludwig asked that donations be made to The Church of God Benevolent Fund or the BC Knowledge Network. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”


Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 10:30 am

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In lieu of flowers, Ludwig asked that donations be made to The Church of God Benevolent Fund or the BC Knowledge Network
Memorial donations be made to The Church of God Benevolent Fund or the BC Knowledge Network Link: www.thechurchofgod.cc/congregations/canada/kelowna, www.knowledge.ca/donate


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The service for FOX, Ludwig is scheduled for Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 10:30 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Church of God

3705 Mission Springs Drive, Kelowna, BC


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  • Tina Crescenzo says:

    My sincere condolences to Ludwig’s family and friends as they move through yet another loss and the sadness that transpires. I know how much Ludwig loved his daughter, son, grandchildren and close friends. His daughter Kathy, often spoke of his kind words for her and his generosity. He was indeed a caring, loving father and grandfather. I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to see Ludwig before he passed however, I know that his memory will live on in the hearts of those he touched. Sincerely, Tina Crescenzo

  • Teresa de Grosbois says:

    He will be greatly missed. Deepest condolences.

  • Trina Dunsmoor says:

    Rest in Peace, dear Ludwig, and deepest condolences to your family. Your friends at MVV were blessed to know you and I, for one, will always remember the wisdom you shared with us as our paths crossed throughout the day. God Bless.

  • Justine Sussbauer says:

    I got to spend a lot of time with Ludwig and Inge at their home in Mission Villas. I would love to listen to Ludwig’s stories about his lovely family (that he was so proud of) and of his rich past experiences. He was so thankful to be able to raise his children in Canada. He loved his wife so, you could see the tenderness in his eyes everytime he looked at her. I hope that the sweet memories will make this difficult time easier for you and your families. My prayers and condolences are with you now.

  • Karen Stirling says:

    I am one of the gardeners at Mountainview Village and had noticed Ludwig’s absence these last couple of weeks. He was a ray of sunshine and always had a smile and kind words about the good job being done. He loved flowers and colour and asked us to plant bulbs for his wife. Speaking not only for myself but also my fellow gardeners we will miss his friendly way and would like to pass on our deepest sympathies to his family.
    Karen Stirling

  • Ola spec says:

    I shared a lot of time with my best friend Kathy in her home in Niagara Falls during our high school days and was always made to feel like family by her parents Ludwig and Inge. I would like to imagine Kathy being joined by her dear father now and the two of them sharing laughs and stories. My sincere condolences to all of Ludwigs family and friends. May the memory of his ready smile, the twinkle in his eye and his devotion warm your hearts.

  • Garth Hutcheon says:

    Ludwig was a much respected and dearly loved teacher. I had the pleasure of teaching with Ludwig at Lord Elgin Vocational School and I recall his patient support of all his students. They trusted and admired him greatly. As did we all. My deepest regrets to his family.

  • anna campbell says:

    My deepest sympathies go out to the Ludwig Family. My memory of Ludwig was of a kind, friendly and joyful Man. As I helped at the VBS at Church for many years, you could always see him volunteering his time to help in any way he could. He will be missed.

  • Shirley & Bob LAMB says:

    Sincere condolences to Ludwig’s family. He and Inge were very special friends of ours for years. We so enjoyed receiving a telephone call from him last Christmas, and we will cherish that conversation. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Elizabeth Klempner and Family says:

    Ludwig was a very special man and will be remembered by our family as a friendly and very caring individual. We will especially cherish the phone calls he made to our home.

    Our deepest condolences to the family.

  • Jennifer Aiello says:

    Dear Mrs. Fox, and family
    I just wanted to tell you how sorry we were to hear of your husband’s passing. Our sincere condolences. Our father, Albert Aiello, with whom Ludwig taught at Lord Elgin in Niagara Falls, thought the world of Ludwig. I remember, fondly, visits to your house when we were young. Our father passed away in June of this year and not a day goes by when we don’t think of him. May you and your family be comforted by all the wonderful memories at this difficult time.
    Warm regards,
    Jennifer Aiello and family

  • Afra Lindquist says:

    I met Ludwig and Inge about four years ago when they resided at Mission Villas. I was their foot nurse and provided foot care to both of them. It was always a pleasure to meet with Ludwig as he was always very cheerful and upbeat and he was one of the most positive people I have ever met. I loved hearing his many stories! He will be sadly missed!

  • Jack Ashwood says:

    I was saddened to learn of Ludwig’s passing. I was on staff with him at Lord Elgin during the seventies and what I remember most about “Ludie”, as we affectionately called him then, was his devilish grin. He had a great sense of humour. Many students who attended the school during those years will no doubt recall his role as the German soldier (played by Arte Johnson in Rowan & Martin’s Laugh In) in some of the drama presentations. He cared very much for each and every student and he was an excellent role model for them. My deepest condolences to the family.

  • Carolynne Canham says:

    Dear Inge and family, I was so sorry to learn of Ludwig’s passing. The short time I spent on staff at Lord Elgin school gave me the opportunity to meet Ludwig and see what a kind, compassionate teacher he was. There was always a twinkle in his eye and he seemed to enjoy just being alive. I hope wonderful family memories help ease your loss. Carolynne Canham

  • Harry and Chris Watling says:

    Our deepest sympathies-such fond memories of our Stamford United Church friend

  • Carol (Hoffman) Romanchuk says:

    Dear Inge and Family. Sending you my deepest condolences on the loss of Ludwig. I had the privilege of booking Inge and Ludwig on many trips (as your travel agent) and ALWAYS loved visiting with you both. Nothing but good memories fill my mind when I think of the Foxes! Love and Hugs to you, Carol

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