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Hawkshaw, J. Knox, PEng

Published:May 12, 2018

Event Date:May 11, 2018

 

J. Knox Hawkshaw, PEng

HAWKSHAW, J. Knox, PEng Born December 11, 1924 beloved husband of Barbara and father of Anthony and Michael left us on May 8, 2018. Family, friends and colleagues of Knox recall the energy and enthusiasm he brought to life. Growing up in rural Ontario and as an Air Force pilot during WW II he developed a determination to make life and things better for all of those around him. As a post-war student he studied engineering and graduated from the University of Toronto then started a forty-year career with Field Aviation Incorporated as an aeronautical engineer during which he shared his knowledge and expertise with people in over sixty countries. As a recipient of the McCurdy Award he was recognized by his peers as one of Canada's pre-eminent engineers. An avid sportsman, Knox enjoyed boating, fishing, camping and hunting with a group of life-long friends. As a craftsman he built and repaired boats, designed and built violins and radio-controlled model airplanes often receiving awards for the quality of his workmanship. As a person he embodied loyalty and integrity - traits acknowledged and appreciated by everyone who met or worked with him. Knox's vitality was contagious. He will be missed. His contributions made the world a better place and his passing makes the world a lesser place. He is survived by his wife Barbara (Patrick), his sons Anthony (Robin) and Michael (Karen) and five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sisters Aulda Wood (Wally) and Thelma Carter (John) and his brother Allin Hawkshaw. The family requests that in lieu of flowers that a dedication donation be made to SickKids Foundation at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto

 

Category: Obituaries & Death Notices

Newspaper(s): Brampton Guardian

Location: Brampton

(2) Guest Book Messages

By Kirsten | MAY 14, 2018 03:09 PM
As the youngest child of the cousins, I loved my visits to the farm where they lived. I remember seeing Knox standing on his hands. He was so kind to me, and he taught me Morse code. He will be sadly missed. Joyce Hawkshaw MacDonald
By Kirsten | MAY 14, 2018 03:07 PM
As the youngest child of the cousins visit, I love to my visits to the farm where they lived. I remember seeing Knox standing on his hands. He was so kind to me, and he taught me Maurice code. He will be sadly missed. Joyce Hawkshaw MacDonald
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