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Ian Robert (Grogger) Knox

February 5, 1944 — February 17, 2022

It is with heartbreaking sadness that I advise you of Retired Detective Constable Ian Robert Knox in his 78th year after a short courageous battle with Luekemia which he fought like a warrior.  Ian passed away peacefully on February 17, 2022. Ian was born in Torphins, Scotland February 5, 1944 first born son to the late Thomas and Margaret Knox, coming to Canada in 1944 with his mother aboard the War Bride ship landing at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia then settling in Kamloops, British Columbia.  Ian later on in life left British Columbia to join the Air Force (Ottawa) then onto a fulfilling notable career as D/Constable with the OPP working with Picton Detachment, then onto JFU, Intelligence, Organized Crime then retiring from Anti-Rackets Branch in 1995 after attaining a contract position with AGCO and OMVIC as an Investigator then fully retiring in 2019.  He was very dedicated and well respected, with many notable investigations under his belt.  Ian forever cherished his bond and friendships with his brotherhood “The Good Old Boys” and was fondly known as “Grogger”. Mom and Dad were able to enjoy travelling to various countries fulfilling their bucket list with their last destination being Hawaii before COVID hit. His unconditionally love and dedication to his family will be forever in our hearts.  Ian leaves behind his wife of 57 years Arlene (nee Stafford). His daughter Kathleen Stillwell and son Ken Knox.  He was an incredibly devoted and well loved, Poppy to Shane (Adrianne) and Brayden (Candace).  He cherished and loved his sisters Nina Hildebrandt (Predeceased), Wendy Whitehead (Don), Linda Ciochetti (Dale) and his Brother Colin Knox (Laurie). Adored, fun loving Uncle to his Niece and Nephews Bridget, Jason, Kenny, Bruce, Glen, Brad and Tyler and to his great-nieces and nephews Alyssa, Ryan, Morgane, Lindsay, Jack and Sydney. Ian will always be remembered for his devotion to his family and friends, his wit and amazing sense of humour and his many stories of his life adventures.  He fought his short courageous battle with leukemia like a warrior. Our family would like to express a heartfelt thank you and appreciation to our Family, Friends and Co-workers who were very present in giving us endless support during this very heartbreaking time.  With special thanks to Dr. Christjanson and Dr. Dale Kalina and the Cancer Care Team, who took a special interest in him, as well as the Nurses and Doctors on the ward where he was admitted. We were blessed with the incredible care and attention he received from Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, we couldnʼt have asked for better care.   Cremation has already taken place. There will be a private family interment in the Spring followed by a Celebration of Life with immediate family.  A Donations in lieu of flowers would be appreciated to the Joseph Brant Memorial Foundation and may be made through the Mundell Funeral Home.


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