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castanet.net 12 May, 2022 18:15 am

Mother of cross-Canada cancer marathon runner Steve Fonyo dies

Mother of cross-Canada cancer marathon runner Steve Fonyo dies
The mother of cross-Canada cancer marathon runner Steve Fonyo has died.

The mother of cross-Canada cancer marathon runner Steve Fonyo has died.Fonyo was predeceased by her husband, Steve Fonyo Sr.Before her son's rise to notoriety, the Fonyos were well known in Vernon as proprietors of the Perogy House restaurant, which was located where the Sterling Centre sits now.She had a career as a hairdresser that began at just 13, and in the early 1980s, the family bought and operated the Perogy House until her husband's passing.

Anna Fonyo, matriarch of the Fonyo family, passed peacefully on May 5 in Kelowna, at the age of 89, her obituary states.Her son, who lost his leg to cancer as a child, famously ran across Canada in 1985, finishing Terry Fox's incomplete Marathon of Hope.

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