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Order of Canada

Terrance Stanley Fox, C.C.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Terrance Stanley Fox, C.C. C.C. Port Coquitlam
Honour Appointment Investiture
Companion of the Order of Canada September 14, 1980 September 19, 1980
Terry Fox's courage in embarking on the Marathon of Hope for the benefit of the Canadian Cancer Society, has won him the admiration and affection of Canadians from coast to coast. Public interest in his transcontinental run, undertaken in spite of a severe handicap, was widespread from the start; but when he was struck down by a further illness at the half-way mark, strong emotions were aroused. The result has been contributions to cancer research amounting to more than thirteen million dollars to date. Terry's example has, in turn, given new courage to those across the land who struggle against disease and infirmity. By his disregard for his own pain, and by his devotion to a great cause, Terry embodies the motto of the Order of Canada, 'They desire a better country'.
Deceased on June 28, 1981.
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