George Knight

24-Jun-1929 - 13-Apr-2019

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George Knight

George Knight was born in Vancouver in 1929, the son of Matthew Knight and Grace Knight nee Wellburn. He had a younger brother Dave Knight and they lived on Capitol Hill in his early years. He attended the University of British Columbia where he was a valued member of the swimming team, winning a number of medals and narrowly missing a place on the 1948 Olympic team. George married Ruth Mills in June 1951. They had four daughters, Elizabeth, Sheila, Kathy and Maureen. George worked many years for Dominion Bridge Company which took him across Canada from Vancouver to Winnipeg and then to Montreal. In 1977 he gained employment with Champion and moved to Goderich. This career change took him to China as well as Thailand, where he and Ruth lived for six months and really enjoyed. George had a keen interest in ham radio (Ve3LTU) and electronics and assembled a range of equipment to enhance this hobby. He also was a great lover of fine food and wine.
His family would like to thank Penny and Don Bricker for their friendship and support as well as George and Ruth’s neighbours on Quebec Street, who have been a supportive community in recent years. George will be missed by his friends in Goderich. and on the radio airwaves and especially by his wife Ruth Knight and his four daughters, Elizabeth Knight, Sheila Cooper, Kathryn Knight and Maureen Kloeze. George did not want a service or flowers but invites any donations to his preferred charity Medecins sans Frontieres. Cremation has taken place. Friends may sign the book of condolences at

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Posted by Scot Little | 24-Apr-2019

So very sorry to hear about the loss of your Father, Maureen. My deepest sympathies to all of you. Scot

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Posted by Emily and Carson Milley | 22-Apr-2019

Mrs and Mrs Knight were great neighbours. Carson had wonderful chats with George, and will miss those. Our deepest sympathy's to all the family.

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