MARVIN JOHN FOY
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MARVIN JOHN FOY February 15, 1937 - July 3, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Marvin John Foy, peacefully in his 75th year. Beloved and devoted husband to Eileen for 51 years and devoted father to Mary Lynn (Ron), Martin (Donna), Paul (Julie), Chris (Justine), Kevin (Heather) and grandfather to Patrick, Grant, Ryan, Brendan, Alison, Erin, Justin, Lauren, Taylor, Keaton, Connor and Madelyn. Brother to Paul (Roma) and Wayne (Amy) and brother-in-law to John (Alison), Michael (Anna) and Cecilia (Frank). Marv was an avid jazz drummer in his youth and enjoyed playing the guitar in his retirement years. He had a passion for sports such as golf and hockey and was a Junior A/Junior B coach in his younger years. He was a long standing member of the Summit Golf & Country Club in Richmond Hill. Marvin was involved with various charitable organizations, primarily the Prostate Cancer Society and was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus with roles as Grand Knight for Thornhill Council No. 8340 and Stouffville Council No. 10874, as well as a District Deputy. Professionally he started and ran his own Graphic Design and Printing firm for 25 years, which is still in operation today. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Sunnybrook Schulich Heart Centre for their incredible support and care. Family and friends will be received at the DIXON-GARLAND FUNERAL HOME, 166 Main Street North (Markham Road), Markham, on Sunday, July 8, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mark's Catholic Church, 345 Glad Park Ave., Stouffville, on Monday at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Prostate Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.


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Published in Toronto Star on Jul. 5, 2012.
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July 21, 2012
Dear Mrs. Foy Sr., Martin, and family,

I heard of Mr. Foy's passing while at the funeral of another Willowdale neighbour, Mrs. Pat Bar. On behalf of my mother (Jane Smith), my brother Kevin, and myself, please accept our condolences. We all have find memories of Mr. Foy and were sorry to hear of the sad news.
Steve Smith
July 21, 2012
Dear Mrs. Foy Sr., Martin, and family,

I heard of Mr. Foy's passing while at the funeral of another Willowdale neighbour, Mrs. Pat Bar. On behalf of my mother (Jane Smith), my brother Kevin, and myself, please accept our condolences. We fondly remember Mr. Foy from our time as neighbours in the 1970s.
Steve Smith
July 13, 2012
To the Foy Family
I read with deep regret the passing of Marvin. My late father Claude Ferlatte always recalled with much fondness the great times spent with Marv during Knights of Columbus years and those at Good Shepherd. I was so nice to see Marvin at my Dad's funeral in Dec. 2003. We lost our mom Anne in June 2010 but my sister Jacqueline Gurley ( Malcolm Gurley Jr.) joins me in send our deep sympathies.
Yvonne Ferlatte Locke
July 10, 2012
Martin,Ken Harbin here, so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I have many fond memories of your dad both business and pleasure. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Ken Harbin
July 10, 2012
Accept my deepest sympathy

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July 10, 2012
Martin and Paul, my deepest sympathies for the loss of your dad. He was a great man and I have many fond hockey memories growing up with him and you guys. God bless

Brian Koscak
July 9, 2012
Eileen & family. Diana & I just returned from a trip last night and with much sadness I read your e-mail about Marv's passing. As you know Marv & I were very close friends in high school in Ridgetown. Marv & I reconnected just a couple of years ago and met for lunch in Chattanooga. We were unable to meet this spring but planned to get together when we came to Canada later this year. I will miss that meeting with much regret and also our annual lunches. May God bless all of you and give each of you His strength & comfort as only He can. Love, John Wood
July 9, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. It was great to see Mr Foy so recently at Father Webber's dinner and have a nice chat with him. Mr Foy had not changed since I remembered him as a very young girl (still laughing with a big, kind heart).
Elizabeth Bossick (Mason)
July 9, 2012
Martin, Bill Sullivan here, My thoughts are with you & all your family at a very difficult time. So sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your father.
I am not able to attend Monday but my thoughts are with you.

Best at a difficult time.
Bill Sullivan
July 8, 2012
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Marv and offer our most sincere condolences to his family and friends.

I had the pleasure of playing hockey with Marv and his sons over the years at Chesswood arena. Marvin was always a gracious and loyal teammate and a wonderful on-ice coach.

He will be dearly missed by all.

Andrew & Rose martyn
July 7, 2012
I was six the first time I met Marv. I was asked to be his and Eileen's flower girl at their wedding. All I knew about him was that he played the drums like Ringo Star and that was good enough for me.
I lost my two front teeth the week before the wedding and my Mom told me not to smile during the whole celebration for fear of showing my missing teeth.
Well, I may not have smiled at Marv and Eileen's wedding but I have made up for it over the many years of laughs and wonderful memories we have shared as a family.
He was a fun Uncle-in-law. My Mom adored him and he was a great friend to my Dad.
I am blessed to have been part of his and his family's life and I will truly miss him.
Laura Kerr
July 7, 2012
To Eileen and family,
Our thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. Marvin will be missed by all whose lives he touched. His smile, his sense of humour, his devotion to family.
Fond Regards,
Woody Keough and Mary McIntyre
July 6, 2012
To Eileen and family ... Our sincere condolences on the death of your beloved husband and father...
Michelle Hayes
July 6, 2012
Eileen and family,
Our condolences to you all on the death of Marvin. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Regards from Angela (Casey) & Michael O'Sullivan and family in Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland.
July 6, 2012
Dear Donna and family ---Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all during these very sad days. Marvin's sudden passing is indeed sad. I got to know Marvin through the Knights of Columbus and will remember him for all his assistance to our Council during some very difficult "start up" days. God Bless you Marvin and may you rest in peace.
C M (Duke) Stregger
July 5, 2012
Dear Martin, Donna & the Foy family:
Our deep condolences & heartfelt sympathy go out to you all at Marvin's sudden passing.

Yet his spirit lives on, not only with his Maker, but also with you his family, his many friends, his fellow musicians, his brother Knights of Columbus, as well as all those whose lives he touched during his fruitful life, such as simple folks like ourselves who had the honour of meeting him!

As St Paul said: He has fought the good fight, he has finished the race, he has received his reward! Marvin was in the biblical sense a very "gentle man". May he rest in peace.

May God's "Amazing Grace" be with you all in the difficult days ahead! Love, Blessings & Hugs,
Theresa & Paul-Raymond
Theresa R & Paul R Wharton
July 5, 2012
July 5,2012

Our prayersa and Mass intentions go out to Marvin and his family on his sudden death. We got to know Marv through his son,Kevin, at Brebeuf College and the great work he did for the Knights of Columbus.
Frank Kennedy
July 5, 2012
Dear Eileen and Family
Sorry to hear of Marvin's passing.
We have many fond memories of
times spent with you, Marvin and your family in the past.
Marvin was a wonderful and funny
man to be around. He will be sadly
missed by all. Sincere condolences.
Jack & Rita Dockeray
Jack Dockeray
July 5, 2012
My condolences to those who knew and loved Marvin. I was a year behind Marvin J. Foy, (as he introduced himself in those days), at De La Salle Oaklands. He was a great snare drummer, funny, positive, and always smiling. Great memories from 60 years ago.

John (Jack) O'Donohue
July 5, 2012
My sincere condolences. I'm saddened to hear of Marv's passing. I worked for Marv as his assistant from 1978 through 1981, when he was General Sales Manager at North York Chev-Olds and Kane Chev-Olds. He was one of the nicest people I've ever known. He left an indelible impression on me. I carry many fond memories from that time. May he rest in peace.
Paul Raney
July 5, 2012
My favourite memories of Uncle Marv are of him in the basement on Clansman at the yearly Christmas charades party. Every girlfriend but mostly boyfriend (Ron Lewis!) had to be initiated into the family by meeting and getting teased by the infamous Marv. I was lucky enough to see him at the finish line at The Ride in June where he greeted me with some snarky remark about how long it took me. I loved it :)
May wonderful memories like these be shared and cherished by the Foy family in this time of great sorrow.
Jennifer Telfeyan
July 5, 2012
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL MAY MARV REST IN PEACE .
GOD BLESS
TONY AND PATTY MURRAY SND FAMILY. NEW JERSEY
July 5, 2012
To Eileen and Family:We were so sorry to hear of Marv's passing. We enjoyed meeting you both on different occasions. May he rest in peace and know you are all in our prayers. Sincerely, Bill & Pat Poole
Bill & Pat Poole
July 5, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at the loss of your dear Dad. May God give you strength as you all hold together and share memories of a loving and caring man. Love, Diana Gurley
July 5, 2012
My sincere condolences are with you and the family Eileen. Marv was a very special man who touched the lives of everyone he met. May he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
God Bless!
Molly Callaghan
July 5, 2012
Please accept my sympathy at this very difficult time. I pray your hearts will be filled with the wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Roslyn FitzPatrick
July 5, 2012
We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Marvin. Please know that our hearts go out to you all in this time of sorrow. Love and lots of hugs.
The Goughs
July 5, 2012
Marv was a great guy & is gonna be missed at Summit with his great smile and happy ways.
Cheryl Jupp
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