John Knight


John Albert Knight

John Albert Knight sadly and unexpectedly passed away on Friday April 30, 2021 at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance. He was born August 10, 1961 and is predeceased by his parents Wilfred and Louise Knight, and sister Patricia Solway. He is survived by siblings Bob of Alberta, Tom of London, Karen Orange of Alberta, Beverly of Amherstburg, Fred of Chatham and Shawn of London. John’s favourite past time was doing genealogy research. He was a great Detroit Red Wings fan. John will be missed by many.

24 Comments on “John Knight”

  1. Sorry to hear about John. Met through Kent Branch OGS. Had lots of laughs and and research finds.
    Mary Lou Little

    1. It was always nice to run into Johnny through out the years. I’m not sure how old we were the first time we met, and my mother introduced us as cousins: We’ve been family ever since…no matter where life takes us, when our lives crossed, Johnny always had a smile and a hug for me. Thanks Johnny…..

  2. So sorry to hear of John’s passing. Shared an interest in Kent Branch OGS(Family History). John was always such a happy upbeat person even when our ancestors had their doors closed to us. Thoughts and prayers to the family,

  3. We are so sadden by the passing of John. He was a very kind and giving man who always went out of his way to help everyone. He was a valuable volunteer with the Kent Branch of The Ontario Genealogical Society and will be greatly missed. His passion for history and genealogy fostered many friendships. His longtime search for those Wilcox ancestors has created a legacy for not only his own family but for other genealogists as well. John’s heart was as big as his smile and his sense of humour will be remembered. Until we meet again or as John would say, “See you later kiddo.”

  4. I am so sorry to hear about John’s passing. We spent many a Friday afternoon chatting in the Kent Branch OGS library. He was a very nice man.

  5. I was so sorry to hear about John’s passing. He always had a smile and a hug for me before we got down to visiting and discussing our genealogical research. He was very knowledgeable, a library volunteer when he could and a valued member of our genealogy society. A good guy gone too soon!

  6. I am sorry for to hear of John’s passing. He was great person to be around. Spent a lot of days with John in the library. As a library volunteer he was top notch. Always with a smile and a little joke. He will be missed. Prayers to the family.

  7. John always had a smile and a story to tell. Loved seeing him at the library. He will absolutely be missed.

  8. I am so sad to hear about John’s sudden passing. We went to school together many years ago. As many already shared he always had a big smile on his face and a happiness about him. Sending prayers for John and the family as he will surely be missed.

  9. My best memory of John was when he’d join Judi & I for dinner at Mike’s Place. There was plenty of laughter and great conversations. Simply said, they were memorable times that I’ll never forget. John also volunteered to help me photograph cemetery gravestones for the OGS, and I’ll definitely miss his organizing skills and calm demeanor. John, you’ve left a big, empty chair that nobody will ever be able to fill like you did. We are blessed for having had you in our lives. May your troubles be over, and I’ll see ya later, kiddo!

    Janet & Terry

  10. To the Family of John- Our sincere condolences, He will be missed at the apt building. We will miss his visits

  11. I was saddened to hear of John’s passing. Was a great Neighbor and all around good guy. My sincere condolences to his entire family

  12. Sorry to hear about John. We met at the Kent Branch OGS. Had lots of laughs and many family stories to tell.

    Carol Lusk

  13. Fred and family we are so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  14. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow. I use to cut John’s hair and Louise. He was such a kind caring guy. Quite the jokester. We had many laughs. Anne Bryant and Mike Crombez

  15. I’m so sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was a very friendly man. I didn’t really know him but remember how he came to me to see if I needed help moving patio furniture. He got out of his car just to help me out. He had a kind heart.

  16. I am sorry to hear that John has passed away. He was a helpful volunteer who had a passion for family history research. John will be missed. Condolences to his family and friends.

  17. I first met John when he delivered for SDM. My husband, Don, often called on John to fill in for him if we wanted to go somewhere when Don was scheduled to work. We reknewed acquaintances at OGS. Always so friendly and sincere with a big smile.

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