Christopher Vokes

Obituary of Christopher Vokes

VOKES, Major Christopher John Frederick “Fred”

On Sunday, June 25th, 2017 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, after a brief illness.  Born December 18th, 1932 in Kingston, Ontario, Fred grew up in Ontario and joined the Canadian Army immediately upon graduation from Appleby College in Oakville in 1951.  Fred’s distinguished military career saw him serve with the Canadian Guards in Korea, graduate from the U.S. Marine Corp. Staff College in Quantico, and serve with the P.P.C.L.I. as part of U.N. peacekeeping duties in Cyprus.  Upon retirement from the Canadian Forces in 1981, he became the bursar at Ashbury College in Ottawa.  His quick wit, robust laugh, and loving nature will be missed by all he knew and touched.  Fred leaves behind his wife Karen Vokes (nee Peck), his son Chris Vokes (Djenane), brother Michael Vokes (Margaret), and his grand-children Alexandra, Callum, and Brynne Vokes. Cremation has taken place.  Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com.