March 26, 2021
Story by C. Richard Campbell
It will always be Stan. 
No Simcoe Rotarian would ever call him Reverend Doctor, especially when he was delivering a joke. The man who died on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton was so cheerful with a twinkle in his eye and ready with a good story. The story usually had an unforeseen twist with a touch of humour. He will always be a Rotarian's "Rotarian"!
Stan is a Past-President of the Club in 1992-1993. He became a Paul Harris Fellow in 1992. John Stanley Cox is one of a hand-full of present Rotarians that have resigned from the Club for whatever reasons and returned to the Club.

2018 Second Classification Talk, Stan Cox

Stan Cox in 2018 Delivering his Second Classification Talk (Religion)
When one attempts to list his accomplishments and the contributions to the local community here in Simcoe and Norfolk County, you know there are going to be omissions.
So here are some from the failing memory of the writer:
  • United Church and Presbyterian minister
  • municipal Councillor (Town of Simcoe)
  • entrepreneur and developer (Cedarwood Village)
  • NACL laundry service, Simcoe
  • Cedarwood Gardens, now known as Rosewood Senior Living in Simcoe
"Each time a man or woman of the 'cloth' speaks to the Club, there is the realization among the humour of balanced individuals with a purpose and strong mission in life." Stan, you life is over but we all wonder what the next stage of your existence will be.