COX Leonardus “Leo” Jacob

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  1. Annie and family we are sorry our condolences.
    With Leo in our mind we light a candle 🕯 in the saint Nicolaas in Meijel Limburg.

  2. We would like to offer our deepest condolences to you Annie and your family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all in these difficult times.

  3. Our sincerest sympathies to Leo’s family. Leo was a lovely person who made everyone feel special and significant in this busy world. He will be missed by many of us Cape Bretoners. Condolences from Debbie and Merlene Austin

  4. I am very sorry for your loss of Leo, an outstanding man in our community. I have so many lovely memories of Leo. As part of the choir with him for many years I marvel at how patient he was with us young gals who sometimes chatted and giggled when we should have been listening. I looked forward to his presence on my dad’s boat during the annual boat parade. Any time we met up in Mabou he always so interested in what I was up to and inquired about my children, my husband, my mom and dad and… I have always known of his accomplishments in his profession and have watched as he continued to lend a hand to William and Diane during his years of “retirement” and how very proud he was of his of wife Annie all his sons and grandchildren. But what I will hold dearly in my heart is how he made me feel everytime we had a chance to converse. I felt blessed. I know that everytime I drive past his and Annie’s home on my way to the Ridge I will cherish my memories of how he made me feel. May he rest in peace.

  5. To the Cox family….I am so sorry to hear of your dear Leo’s passing. Although I did not cross paths with Leo…I did go to school with his son Jackie. Leo and Annie raised true gentlemen in their sons…always kind and thoughtful. His spirit lives on in them…a true test to Leo’s character. You and the entire community will miss him dearly. God bless you all.

    • I was very sad to hear about Leo’s passing. I have wonderful memories at the Mabou Co-op, getting to know Leo and most of the family.
      My condolences to Annie, Rene, William and the whole Cox family.

      Stacey MacNeil
      (Rankinville)

  6. How I enjoyed every minute of every visit with Leo and Annie. The world does not have enough Leo’s. I will miss you.
    Sincerest condolences to you Annie and the entire Cox family.
    Peter and AnneMarie Van Sleeuwen.

  7. Our condolences to Annie and all the rest of the family. All of our memories of Leo are good ones. He was always a friend to our family, as well as his comminuty and peers. I don’t even remember what the purpose of my last visit (drop in) to Leo and Annie’s, but Leo opened the door up and wasn’t even surprised to see us after having been away for years. He shook my hand and said “good timing, Annie’s just got the beans out of the stove”. Lol. We had a great visit and a great bite to eat, and a few good laughs too.

    If you knew him you were fortunate.

    Take care and stay safe Cox family.

  8. I am very sorry for your loss of a great mentor.I first met Leo in the early 1970’s as a 4-H summer assistant.He guided me though my first summer of work, taking me though out the county introducing to all the 4H families.Later I returned to Mabou as the Farm Management Specialist for 5 years and got to know Leo as a very knowledgable ,caring and dedicated person who cared very much for his family and community.On a lighter note,I remember his first words of advice. Never discuss business on these office phones. A week later when I was on the phone, I was getting directions to a client’s farm when the phone operator cut in to our conversation and said there was a shorter way to get to their farm.Leo will be missed by everyone. Again ,I am very sorry for your loss.

  9. Dear Annie and Family. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of Leo. He was a wonderful person in so many ways. We remember how he generously shared his time and knowledge when we started a research project in 1980. We enjoyed running into him at various occasions and having a chat with him. He will be missed by many.

  10. Dear Annie and Family,
    Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you and your family.
    With love,
    Hank and Hetty Bosveld and Family

  11. I will always remember my Sunday afternoons going with Jack to visit Leo and Annie. Wonderful, welcoming and warm. Leo once loaned me a set of binoculars when I was about 10years old, I don’t think they left my hands until I returned them to him 6 months later. He will be greatly missed, and you the whole family I wish my condolences.

    Justin Rovers

  12. My condolences to Leo’s family. I always enjoyed seeing Leo when he would come into Wajax for parts for the farm. Lindsay Mac Donald

  13. Dear Annie and Family: My heart sunk upon hearing of Leo’s passing – there are some people that one thinks will be around always and he was one of them. His support and influence to my father as a small farmer during Leo’s time as Ag rep was invaluable. His support and influence to our efforts to build our garden center business can’t be understated – I have said many times, that without Leo’s support on the Farm Loan Board, we would not be here today. Working with him on the Hospital Foundation, he showed me skills that would help me greatly. A gentle and unassuming man (but very strong with his beliefs and vision), I feel my life has been better for having known Leo. Sincere condolences to all of you.

  14. I became acquainted with Leo during the years I was Inspector of Schools for Inverness Co. I have great admiration for the active role he played in education, agriculture and especially 4-H. he was very proud of his family and his community. I offer my sincere sympathy to his family.

  15. My sincere condolences to Leo’s family. His leadership in the farming community will be missed. I will always be thankful for his leadership with 4-H, where he was an influential leader for many youth in the region. Thank you, Leo!

    • My deepest condolences to Annie and family. Leo will be missed by all!
      Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
      Betty & the Sommers Family
      Lancaster, Ontario

  16. Dear Annie and family, and extended Cox family,
    We are very sorry to hear of Leo’s passing. My memories go way back to Baddeck when we lived there, visits from you in Antigonish and then in later years was so happy that Donnie got to know Leo from many trips to Antigonish with Brother Ted and also Donnie got to know William and Dianne. Annie, please accept our most sincere sympathy, we are thinking of you all with love. Our sympathy also to all your family and also to Peter and all the Cox girls. Know he will be dearly missed!
    Love,
    Donnie and Wilhelmina (Joosten) Stewart

  17. Annie and Family, we are very sorry to hear of Leo’s passing. We remember Leo well from our days working at the AC in Truro. George & I both worked in Livestock. I also remember the time when Leo drove me down to Baddeck in a big cattle truck so I could meet George when he was working there for a few days. You and Leo were also god-parents to our son Rob, who is now almost 53 – you were living in North River at that time. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Sincerely, George & Donna MacNeil

  18. To all of the Cox family–we want to extend our sincerest condolences on Leo’s passing. I also
    worked for the NS Dept of Agr when Leo was there and soon developed a great appreciation of
    the extension work that he was doing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad and difficult time. RIP my friend !
    Derill Armstrong of Berwick, NS

  19. My deepest sympathy on the passing of your loved one. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I pray that your faith, and the memories of Leo that each of you hold in your heart, will help to comfort you during the difficult days ahead.
    Love Jane Gillis

  20. To the Cox family, our deepest sympathy to all on the passing of Leo. May you find peace and comfort in your time of sorrow. Jim and Camille Berkvens.

  21. Dear Annie & Family
    So sorry to hear of Leo’s passing. He sure fought the good fight! It was always an enjoyable chat
    whenever we met up. He will certainly be missed by his family, friends , community and especially the agricultural community.
    George & Anne Baxter

  22. To Annie and family: What a loss. Leo will be missed throughout Nova Scotia, Inverness County, Mabou and at home. He and my dad (Danny Mike Chiasson who was A.I. for cows for Inverness County in 60’s & 70’s) He and Annie were a model couple of the Catholic faith. They were very proud of their family. May God Bless you all.. Mrcellin chiasson

  23. William, Diane and family-What a beautiful tribute of a life well lived. My deepest condolences to you all on the passing of your Dad/Grandfather. May warm memories shared, bring you some comfort. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Trina Partington and family.

  24. Dear Annie and family:
    I am very sorry to hear of Leo’s passing, please accept my sincerest sympathy and deepest condolences to you during this difficult time. Leo was a true gentleman, a leader in both his community and agriculture, a mentor and the very definition of an excellent extension worker. He touched many lives and we are all better for having known him. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Bill

  25. Dear Annie and families,We are so saddened by the passing of Leo. A fine gentleman and community worker.We enjoyed hearing his stories and songs at Hillsbourgh jams.RIP Leo,you will be missed and remembered fondly.Marg. & Mike Little

  26. Aurelie & I were so sorry to hear about Leo’s passing. We always appreciated chatting to him. Love to you all, especially Annie. Praying for you all.
    Love God bless
    Ken & Aurelie Hunter

  27. So sudden so unexpected and we are so sorry for your / our loss. He was a good presence in so many of our lives. While he has gone to our Father in heaven, down here he will be thought of, prayed for and missed by us all. Prayers from Martin and Donalda Rooyakkers.

  28. To the Cox Family
    So sorry to hear of Leo’s passing, keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during sad time
    Martin and Brenda Swinkels and Family

  29. To Annie and family—We where so sorry to hear of Leo’s passing. He will be missed by everyone that knew him and will be remembered as such a kind and caring man. Thoughts and prayers to you all.
    Kenny and Hubertina Stewart

  30. Annie and family—we where so sorry to hear of Leo’s passing He will be missed by everyone and remembered as a kind and caring man. Thoughts and prayers to you all
    Kenny and Hubertina

  31. As a former Dept. of Agriculture colleague, l got to know and appreciate Leo’s many qualities. He was well respected by all who knew him. Sincere condolences to all the family.
    Gabriel Comeau

  32. Our sincerest sympathies to Annie and family. Leo was a lovely, genuine and caring person who made everyone feel special. Both of you were always helping others. We missed your visits here at the Manor.. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Wanda and Wayne Chandler

  33. Leo was a special colleague to me early in my career, but also you both were very dear friends to my family and especially to my Mother following the ‘far too soon’ passing of my father. Thank you for your friendship – for always stopping by. Thinking of you Annie and your entire family as I know you will dearly miss him. He was so supportive of agriculture, and so a sincere person!

  34. We were so sorry to hear of Leo’s passing. He was a good man and is fondly remembered. We send our deepest condolences to Annie and family. So sorry we are unable to make it to the wake and funeral. Thinking of you all.

  35. We were so sorry to hear of Leo’s passing. He was a good man and is fondly remembered. Sending our deepest condolences to Annie and the family. We are sorry we won’t be able to make it to the wake and funeral. Thinking of you all.

  36. Much enjoyed Leos company when he worked out of the Baddeck Provincial building. Better still when Jack MacKillop and I saw him often at this son’s (William) dairy farm in Mabou where we were graciously allowed to hunt geese. Leo was a gentleman and a born farmer,
    Dan Banks
    Baddeck

  37. I am so sorry to learn of Leo’s passing! My deepest sympathy to Annie and all of his family! We shared a deep love of the old country songs and I always looked forward to meeting him at the Hillsborough jams ! May he rest in peace!

  38. Our condolences to Annie and the extended Cox family on the sudden loss of Leo. I had the privilege of working with Leo while he was Chair Of the Board at Inverness Hospital. Leo was a gentleman with the spirit and interest of his community always in focus. Leo would also take time to talk about family , his admiration for his family was so evident . Our community had lost a stellar volunteer who left his stamp on every organization he gave his time to. Leo will be missed. May he rest peacefully.

  39. Sorry aunt Annie and family that we are not able to be there at this time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  40. Sorry to hear of Leo’s passing. I always remembered him as a very kind and personable man. Our thoughts are with you and the whole family.
    Sincerely,
    Ron and Margaret Duykers

  41. One of the first things Leo did when he got to heaven is seek out Frank Beks. They haven’t seen each other in more than a decade and have much catching up to do.
    Thank you to the Cox family, and helpers for giving Leo such a fitting send off. The mass was beautiful.
    Peter and AnneMarie Van Sleeuwen.

  42. Annie and Family; my condolences to you on the passing of Leo. Leo’s accomplishments in agriculture are significant and well earned. Leo’s long career in the farming industry of Nova Scotia exemplified what is really meant in the term “extension worker”. In my early days with the N.S. Farm Loan Board I had the great pleasure of having Leo accompany me on my visits with “Leo’s farm families” in Inverness and Victoria Counties. The respect that Leo showed for everyone was noteworthy and returned to him by all who had the pleasure to know him. I was always welcomed into your home and often given the pleasure of sharing a meal at your table and I recall those times fondly. Rest in Peace Leo.

  43. Deepest condolences to Annie and all the family ,Leo was a fine gentlemen ,always went to bat for you no matter hope big or how small and always with a smile ,Leo it’s being and honor to have known you ,God must have needed your help bless you my friend may you have everlasting peace 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  44. To Annie and the Cox and Heukshorst families. We extend our sincere condolences to all of you on the passing of Leo.He was always an interesting man to talk with and he will be missed.Take care,stay strong and God bless. Adrian and Ann Marie VanBerkel.

  45. Sending Annie and all the Cox family our deepest sympathy. Leo was a friend to all, we always enjoyed his visits and great chats. He was always so willing to be MC for any event and did such a great job. We will miss Leo dearly, he was a remarkable farmer and you would feel trusted to discuss any issues with him. May you Rest In Peace.

  46. Sending Annie and all the Cox family our deepest sympathy. Leo was a friend to all, we always enjoyed his visits and great chats. He was always so willing to be MC for any event and did such a great job. We will miss Leo dearly, he was a remarkable farmer and you would feel trusted to discuss any issues with him. May you Rest In Peace.

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