DABC is very sad to hear of the passing of Simon Cox. Simon was an incredible human being and very good friend to our organization. We will miss him deeply. Below is an obituary from Simon’s family. Our sincere condolences to all Simon’s loved ones. We are all better people for having known Simon.
It is with a deep sense of loss that we announce the death of Simon.
Simon passed away peacefully in his home in South Surrey with family at his side.
Simon is predeceased by his father Victor Cox and his mother Joyce Muriel Hearne. He is survived by his wife, “Rosie”, his brothers and their wives; Stephen, Julian (Sandi), Nigel (Sandra), David (Linda), and his sister Jennifer (Bill Page), his nieces and nephews, and his numerous friends and colleagues. Simon will be remembered for his corny jokes, his dry humor, and endless philosophical discussions.
Simon was a leading advocate for people with disabilities providing technological support to individuals in their homes, improving their quality of life and independence. Through his tireless perseverance and “there is always a way” attitude he built the organization BC Association for Individualized Technology and Support for People with Disabilities. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to BCITS on the Canada Helps website: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/bcits/