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.
Published in Toronto Star on Jul. 5, 2012.