Arthur Dennis Knights, passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at the age of 78 years.
He will be deeply missed by his loving wife Gwen (nee Draper) of fifty six years; his three daughters and son, Barbara, Taylor, Margaret (Rodney) Pocock, Sandra (Scott) Risebrough, Richard (Christine) Knights; brother, Graydon (Beryl) Knights; sister-in-law, Marjorie Knights; all the Draper brothers and sisters-in-laws, as well as many nieces and nephews. His grandchildren; Lauren, Evan, Adam, Lindsay, Mark, Cole, Kelly, and Kyle will forever cherish the memories of their Papa.
Dennis was born October 10, 1930 in Pembroke Ontario, was predeceased by his parents Arthur and Nina Knights and brother, Glen. He was proud of his 35 year Marketing and Distribution career with Petro-Canada (British American Oil (BA) and Gulf Canada Products) that took him and his family from Ottawa, to Montreal, to Toronto and finally to Calgary. An avid curler and golfer, Dennis was able to participate in these sports until last year. Dennis truly valued all the friendships he made during his life. He endured his final months with grace and dignity. Gwen, Barbara, Margaret, Sandra and Richard wish to extend their heartfelt thanks to his caregivers and the staff at the Foothills Hospital.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church (1009 – 15th Avenue S.W.) on Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, tributes may be made to either The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton Alberta T6E 6K2 or directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, 140, 1202 Centre St. S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 5A5 Telephone: (403) 263-5300 or (toll-free): 1 (866) 547 – LIFE (5433), www.lls.org/canada.
In living memory of A. Dennis Knights, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences