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KNIGHT, John M. (Jack)

May 23, 1931 – June 28, 2012

Jack passed away peacefully on Thursday June 28, 2012 at the age of 81 years.

Jack was born in Laramie, Wyoming on May 23, 1931. Jack is survived by his five children Kathy (Fred) Hurdman of Calgary, AB; Rick (Michele) Knight of Calgary, AB; Randy Knight of Chilliwack, BC; Karolyn (Mark) Donnelly of Surrey, BC; and Kim (Brent) Kearl of Calgary, AB; as well as 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Jack was predeceased by his wife and soulmate Lillian Knight, and siblings Joyce Maher and Jerry Knight.

A Memorial Service for Jack will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, or the Alberta Lung Association,

In living memory of Jack Knight, 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

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  1. My heartfelt condolences to all of you. I remember Jack and his family from working at Dr. C. Dixon’s office. Jack was always pleasant and cheerful. I know you will miss him. Our sympathy and may God grand his soul peace.
    Erika and George David

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  2. Don and Nell Jacques

    Family of Jack –
    Our sincere condelences . We will miss seeing Jack at meal times and at one of his favorite spots,,, the Jigsaw Puzzle Table on the second floor.

    We are sorry for your loss.
    Don and Nell Jacques
    Manor Village

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  3. Dicksie Knight May

    Am sorry that I was not able to meet Jack, but grateful to be in touch with family that shared this site with me. I am the daughter of Newell Knight and the cousin of Jack. Would love to be in touch with the family so please contact me if you would like to. God be with all of you as you grieve over your loss.

    Dicksie Knight May

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  4. Karren (Knight) Smith

    My grand father is MJ “Bill” Knight.
    Although I never met Jack when I saw the picture I could sure see family resemblances. Sorry to hear of your loss but it seems your family will carry on in his memory. God Bless
    Karren Smith

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  5. Florence Knight Lundwall Wolters

    My mother was Minnie Knight Lundwall, Jack’s aunt and sister to Cornell.
    I see many family members in Jack’s handsome face.
    I think that I am now the oldest of the cousins, 78 on July 21st.
    My deepest sympathy to you all. Loving thoughts and prayers are sent to you

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  6. Joseph "Joe" Lundwall

    My mother (Minnie Knight Lundwall–sister to Cornell), my sister (Florence Lundwall Wolters), and I, visited Cornell and his family when I was just a young boy. Jerry was more my age and we had a great time together. Jack and Joyce were older and mighty handsome and beautiful. That was the only time beside seeing them again at my grandparents, John M. and Florence Knight’s 50th wedding anniversary in Salt Lake City at the New House Hotel. I have many fond memories of Uncle Cornell whenever he visited us while my mother and sister and I lived with my grandparents, John M. and Florence Knight on 14th East in Salt Lake City. My thoughts and prayers of thanksgiving continue for having such a wonderful uncle as Cornell and for the beautiful family he had. I look forward to a coming reunion where we shall all see and love each other again in the youth we all once knew.

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