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 Carol Elizabeth Cox died during the 2007 Christmas season from pneumonia. It is a loss to her family, to BFB, and to blonde rights. She worked at BFB for six years, and many years before that on her own, advocating blonde rights and fair treatment against stereotypes. Over that time many others came and went, but her dedication only grew.

On Dec 22 Carol felt ill and went to a clinic where they said she had the flu and sent her home. A few hours later she worsened and her family brought her to emergency, where she was admitted to hospital.
However for some reason her immune system could not fight off the attack to her body. She slipped into unconciousness and died a few days later on Dec 29.
She leaves three children, Jesse, Bart, and Norman, six sisters and brothers, and her long time boyfriend Kim Wilson.

Carols' memorial service was held on Sunday January 6th in Burnaby British Columbia. She was cremated.

Carol was dedicated to Blonde Rights before I met her, and had made real headway toward changing attitudes. In the six years she was here at BFB she spoke to governors, bureaucrats, newspapers radio stations and forums. She also made complaints to government bodies over portrayal of us in the media. Her hundreds of emails and discussions were honing her skills and I believe she was going to become a well known spokeperson for blonde rights and fair treatment.
Recently she was featured in the the documentary Die Farbe Blonde [the color blonde] by Albert Knechtel, which explored the fascination with blondes and bleached brunettes. She was a bit afraid of putting herself in the open for criticism, but I told her 'it's just practice for next time'. Now there will be no next time.

Her catch-phrase came to be "don't say that's a blonde, it's a bleached brunette!". And she was right. They aren't, we are.

Someone once said "if you can't be a zealot for your own cause, then who else would be?" She took that to heart and often confronted the fakes in restaurants or on the streets, calling them dye-job skanks and other truthful descriptions. She enjoyed their displeasure, and was always testing her own bravery.
Yet away from the cause she was a friendly person, and well liked by her co-workers.

Carol was also a talented painter. She had hundreds in various medias. She had galley showings, but often didn't like to sell them, yet sometimes gave them away. She also loved gardening, and recently discovered boating with Kim.

She suffered from the attitudes toward her god given hair her entire life, and I hope she is getting fairer treatment in Heaven. I know she'll be at the Gates watching for dye-jobs. Give 'em Hell, Carol.   Terry RollsBFB

I'll be going through her writing and putting up something later.

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