In Grateful Remembrance: Honouring the Men from Knox, Owen Sound, Who Paid the Supreme Sacrifice
As a result of the Great War (1914-1918), 23 men affiliated with Knox Presbyterian Church in Owen Sound, Ontario died. The congregation decided to honour their memory by installing a new Casavant organ. It was dedicated 14 September 1919. This magnificent instrument is described in the book.
In Grateful Remembrance introduces the readers to the men and their families. The question asked for each one is “Who was left to mourn?” Several were married men with children. All were young and in the prime of their lives.
The book has information about the men connected to Knox who died in World War Two. When the organ was re-dedicated after major restoration work in June 2007, the dedication included these men.
Because Knox United is amalgamating with a neighbouring Church to form a new congregation, 1 January 2012, this book includes highlights of its history that goes back to 1846 when it was formally recognized.
Janet Iles’ interest in Church history began when she helped her father organize historical displays for special events at Knox. After researching her own church’s history, she published The Churches of Grey Presbytery of the United Church of Canada in 2007. Janet has a genealogical research business. She writes two blogs: Janet the Researcher and The Graveyard Rabbit of Grey County, Ontario.