Peter Ip Pau-fuk: 1945-2004 Former police chief inspector Peter Ip Pau-fuk, who died last weekend, will be remembered as a 'walking triad dictionary'. Ip, 59, died of lung cancer at Queen Mary Hospital on May 8. He is survived by his wife and three children. His funeral will be held at the Hong Kong Funeral Home next Monday. The chief inspector, who joined the force in 1966 as a constable, retired in April 2000. He later served as an associate fellow of the University of Hong Kong's Centre for Criminology. Ip started his training on triad activity in 1972 and helped organise the cadre of triad experts under the Criminal Intelligence Bureau in the 1980s. With his expertise, Ip busted top gangland figures, gave specialist evidence in court and trained many triad experts in the force and other law enforcement agencies worldwide. His devotion to research on triad activities earned him the nickname of a 'triad walking dictionary' or 'lodge master' - the dragon head of a triad society. Chief Inspector Lau Tat-keung, who knew Ip for decades, said he was one of the most committed officers in the force. Mr Lau said Ip, who chaired the Police Adventure Club for 24 years, also impressed him as a pioneer in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and setting an example in the force. 'He was a pioneer ... He often went hiking, rock climbing and canoeing with officers,' he said. He said the activities Ip had organised in the past had left many fond memories for him and his colleagues. Chief Inspector Tony Liu Kit-ming remembered Ip as an easy-going officer who was popular among junior policemen.