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DAVIDSON – Knox Benoit

November 25, 1937 – August 7, 2010

This week the Davidson Clan and friends are celebrating the life of Knox Benoit Davidson, born November 25, 1937 and passed away August 7, 2010 at 7:40 p.m. while surrounded by his loving family in the comfort of his own home.

Knox is survived by his loving and devoted wife Verna K. Davidson; three loving children, Jill C. (Doug) Dow, Corrie A. Davidson-Seo (Yoon-Heui Seo) and Knox J. Davidson; three terrific grandchildren, Amus W. Dow, Maria R. Davidson and Knox L. Davidson; and extended family throughout Canada and Belgium. Knox was predeceased by his mother Helen Orrock Davidson of Winnipeg, MB and Ben Bekert of Belgium.

Knox B. Davidson, (youngest of three boys – brothers, Bob and Alex), was a fun-loving adventuresome man who lived life to the fullest. We, as his children, feel fortunate to have had many great adventures on meagre beginnings. Knox loved nature and the simple truths of life. He was a devoted and loving husband and a supportive father and grandfather. Knox B. Davidson made a point to get to know people and befriended many during his life. After a brief yet exciting career in the Royal Canadian Air Force, Knox returned to Canada where he made a successful career as a Chemical Engineer in Calgary. He brought communities together and stood for what he believed in. Knox loved nature, camping, dancing, music, and art. He loved to laugh out loud with great gusto, sharing all with good friends and family. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the emergency paramedics, the trauma unit, the intensive care unit, and the pulmonary unit – all from the Foothills Medical Centre, and also the palliative care nurses from Comcare and Alberta Health Care Services who made it possible for Knox to be in the comfort of his own home.

Knox’s final celebration will be at his home on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. You may forward condolences through

In living memory of Knox-B Davidson, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Doug Hamilton :

    Dear Verna, Jill, Corey, Knox J, and family.

    Please acccept my condolences at Knox’s passing. I know he will be missed by everyone who’s life he touched.

    With deepest sympathy.

    Doug Hamilton

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  2. Helen & Ben Bzdel :

    Hi, Verna, Jill, Corrie, KJ, spouses and kids. We love you so much and wish we could be with you. We are sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hope to see you sometime when things are calmer. Take care.

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  3. Natalie Lynem :

    Thinking of you all – your Dad will be missed by many.

    “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children…to leave the world a better place…to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” R.W. Emerson

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  4. Claire Fairbairn :

    I was quite sorry to hear about Knox. He and his friend, Wayne Meadows, were often at my husband’s and my Saskatoon house on weekends in the late ’50s or maybe early 60s. We did many fun things together, like making beer in our basement. I remember my daughter Diane pushing Knox into a puddle of cement when he was helping to lay tiles in our basement. He laughed as he always did as he was always in good spirits and was a good man. I remember he brought back a lovely cuckoo clock from Germany and we had it in our house for some time. He also made a huge box kite with Wayne, which the two of them and my husband would fly. It was so big they had to tie it to our car!

    My condolences to his family.

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  5. Kathleen Kedge :

    Dear Verna and family – Bob and I send our deepest condolences to all of you. We will miss Knox and are so sorry that we cannot be with you on Saturday to share in the celebration of Knox’s life. We will be thinking of all of you.

    Kay and Bob

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  6. Dear Verna Jill Corrie KJ
    My deepest sympathy in the loss of your Knox. I remember all the happy times we had and I will cherish them. My thoughts and memories of Knox are with you at this time Sue Shaw

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  7. Dear KJ (Knox Jesse) & family,

    I just saw the news about your Father’s passing. I have some nice memories of your Father – he was encouraging & had a great smile!

    Please know that he will be missed & cherished by all. I actually rode my bike in your neighbourhood last month & was wondering how you’re doing. My prayers & heart are with you at this time.

    – Jane

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  8. Fred Wildeman :

    I was saddened to here of Knox’s passing. As a long ago client and friend, I will always cherish the warmth he always had.

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  9. Janice & Gary Stirling :

    Dear Davidson family, Knox will always be “the best, loved by all”, he will be sadly missed. We have terrific memories of all our family time together. Much love, Janice & Gary.

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  10. Judy (Stell-Holowa) Hanrahan :

    Dear Verna, Jill, Corrie, KJ and all the family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all, and hoping that the love of many friends will also comfort you. With sincere sympathy, love and friendship, Judy

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  11. Angelika/Ralph Gardeski :

    To the Davidson Family on the passing of Knox B Davidson:

    Ralph and I were so saddened and shocked to read that Knox B had passed away. I remember the last time we had a chance to visit and enjoy his company at Robert Watts Birthday party. Mr. Davidson was truly one of the nicest people I met in my time teaching at TB Riley. Over the years we would run into each other and it was always such a pleasure to have a conversation with him. I was always struck by how kind and caring he was and the dedication he had to his family. How fortunate Jill, Corrie and Knox J were to have such a great dad…unfortunately, for too short a time.

    Sincerely, Angelika and Ralph Gardeski

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  12. Bev ,Ron &Josh Enns,Ann & Bob Davidson :

    Dear Aunt Verna, Jill, Corrie and K.J
    We are all so saddened by Uncle Knox’s passing. He was a gentle soul, and a kind man. My Mom and Dad enjoyed the times Uncle Knox would visit them in Winnipeg, and between Uncle Knox and dad, there would always be laughter and a special comaderie, that only brothers could share. We will miss Uncle Knox immensely. We think of you all in this sorrowful time, and we wish we could be there in person. Our hearts and minds, we already are. With much love, Bev, Ron, Josh Enns, Ann & Bob Davidson

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  13. Victoria Hansen :

    To the Davidson Family:
    My father Ole Hansen and I only just learned of Knox’s passing. He will be missed by us and remembered for his generosity and kindness. Personally, I often recall and still cherish my visit with you all in the summer of 1989 and so appreciate you all inviting me into your home and showing me Calgary, Banff and having Corrie teach me how to camp.
    I feel lucky to have met him. I do know my father thought very highly of Knox and we will certainly miss his friendship.

    Victoria Hansen

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