WO John Joseph Cox, CD, RCCS (Retired)

03 Nov 21

We are heartbroken to announce the sudden and tragic death of our beloved son, Warrant Officer (Ret ‘d.) John J. Cox, CD who died November 3, 2021 in Nepean, ON. John was 46 years of age.

Born in St. John’s, NF John leaves to mourn his Mom Charlotte MacLean Cox, Nepean, Father John J Cox (Sandy), Oakville, Sister Tina MacLean (Joe), nephew and Godson Kayshaun, close friends Bill and Jennifer Boyle, Goddaughter Amy – Lynn Boyle and Ron Newman.

He also leaves to mourn NF Aunts Dorothy Chafe, Debbie Cox and uncles Robert (Linda) Cox and Terry Chafe.

MacLean uncles of Sydney, NS Wendell (deceased), Danny (Rosey), Larry (Charlotte, deceased), David (Mary), Blaise (Colleen), George (Erin), as well as many cousins. John was the grandson of the late Bob and Theresa Cox of Mt. Pearl NF, and the late Alfred and Violet MacLean of Sydney, NS. John was educated throughout Atlantic Canada prior to moving to Ontario where he graduated from White Oaks Secondary in Oakville, and was also a graduate of Sheridan College.

John began his military career as a reservist with the Lorne Scots Regiment, Oakville in 1993 prior to joining the CAF regular force in 1999. John served at a number of locations, and also did a tour of duty in Bosnia and 2 tours in Afghanistan. John was a dedicated soldier who loved his job and considered the military his other family.

He was the recipient of multiple achievements, medals and commendations. He loved nature, animals and the outdoors along with an occasional good single malt scotch and cigar.

John’s internment will take place in a graveside ceremony at Beechwood National Military Cemetery, Ottawa on Nov 17th at 1:00pm, masks required. Reception to follow at Barrhaven Legion, Fallowfield Road. RSVP by text or voicemail to 613-299-4636 by Monday. Standard COVID measures are in effect at the Legion.

In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s honour may be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation or Ottawa Humane Society.

The family would like to thank the Ottawa Police Service, the personnel at CFS Leitrim and Beechwood Funeral Home.

May God rest his soul and bless all military families.


Source: Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services