June 4, 1944 – December 17, 2020
Bernie Cox passed away on December 17, 2020. He is survived by his sons Trevor and Bryce, daughter in law Lydia and grandchildren Eleora, Matthew and Adara. He was predeceased by his wife, Louise.
Bernie was born in Kamloops, BC to Thomas and Hazel Cox in 1944. He worked in the prison system for 33 years. His love for baseball brought him to coaching the sport for many years in Richmond.
A big Thank You to Darlene & Chandel from Hope Motor Hotel. Also to Cal at the Kingpin Lounge and Dave & Sharon at Silver Chalice Pub.
A SPORTSMAN’S PRAYER
Dear God: Help me to be a good sport in this game of life. I do not ask for an easy place in the line-up. Put me anywhere you need me. I ask only that I can give you 100% of all that I have. If all the hard drives seem to come my way, I thank you for the compliment. Help me to remember that you never send a player more trouble than he can handle.
Help me, O Lord, to accept the bad breaks as part of the game. And may I always play on the square; no matter what the others do. Help me to study the book so I’ll know the rules.
Finally God, if the natural turn of events goes against me and I’m benched for sickness or old age, please help me to accept that as part of the game, too. Keep me from whimpering or squealing that I was framed or that I got a raw deal, And, when I finish the final inning, I ask for no laurels. All I want is to believe in my heart that I played as well as I could and I didn’t let you down.”
– Cardinal Cushing