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Ronald James Knight

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Ronald James Knight

January 22, 1952 - September 18, 2021

On Saturday 9/18/21, Ron left us for a glorious reunion in heaven with his daughter Michelle, his parents Jim and Jean Knight, his sister Wendy (Williams) and several dear friends that have gone too soon. Ron was born and raised in Wicklow and spent his whole life locally. In 1973 he married his high school sweetheart Dianne (Whaley). Together they raised their 2 daughters, Melissa and Michelle. Apples weren’t just his job, they were his passion. Farming was in his blood and he gave it his all for many years. Ron was known as Mr. Fix it- he could literally fix anything. He was the very definition of hard work, thankfully he was able to balance that with some fun. He and Dianne liked to travel and were blessed to see much of the world, but his heart was always at home. Ron took great pride in his family. His granddaughters, Elle and Evie will miss their Pops. If you know someone plagued with dementia, offer to assist. Even the smallest acts of kindness have been appreciated. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Alzheimer Society of Canada or locally to The Adult Day Program. Dianne and Melissa will be celebrating Ron and welcoming those who also loved him at their family home for an outdoor gathering on Friday 9/24/21 from 4-7pm. A private graveside service will honour Ron’s life at a later date. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Adult Day Program.

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Gary Peeples - October 9, 2021

I remember Ron from the East high school. In one, three hour, auto class , he could bring his Volkswagon Beetle in , change the engine and drive it out. Rest in peace old friend.

Bill Pratt - October 6, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Doris and Jean Clarey - October 6, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Ken Jenkins - October 6, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Robert and Merrilee Blyth - October 6, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

VON - Adult Day Program

Wayne and Marg Mutton - October 5, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Pete Williams - October 5, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Rose Clark - October 5, 2021

Dianne and family our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Ron was so proud of his family and such a caring and friendly person to everyone he surrounded. Cherish your memories. Don and Rose.

Steve and Colleen Iles - October 4, 2021

Dear Dianne and family, our deepest condolences to you. You are in our thoughts at this difficult time.

Liza Quinn - October 3, 2021

To Dianne & family - I am so sorry for your tremendous loss - you are in my thoughts and prayers and wish I could send you some comfort . With deepest sympathy and respect , Liza Quinn

Jane Goody - October 1, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Leslie Benson - October 1, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

VON - Adult Day Program

Mary Ann Kelly - October 1, 2021

Our heartfelt condolences to Dianne and Melissa at the loss of Ron. He was the salt of the earth type of man, hard working, fun loving and kind. We always enjoyed talking to him at bank functions and Pat especially was happy to hear he was going to be there too. He was much loved and will be deeply missed. May God be with you and help you with this difficult loss. Mary Ann and Pat Kelly

Fairview Cemetery Board - September 30, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Linda and Lloyd Simpson - September 29, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Cecilia and Fred Nasmith - September 29, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Jan Bangs - September 29, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Lloyd and Linda - September 29, 2021

Dianne, Melissa and family. We are so sorry for your loss . Ron will be sadly missed by many.

James Brouwer - September 28, 2021

Ron was a great man with a great family he was very proud of. I am happy to have had the pleasure of knowing him. He will be missed. My thoughts are with you, Melissa and Dianne.

Garry and Sandra Coleman - September 28, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Sebastian Cimetta - September 28, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Gary wilson - September 27, 2021

Rip Ron I will miss our work visits at Napa,my condolences to the family

Carol Lawrence - September 27, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Amy Quinn - September 27, 2021

Diane and Melissa, It breaks my heart to hear this news. I am thinking of both of you, words are very difficult to find. I am sending you my love and a tight hug.

Judy McBride-Keller - September 27, 2021

Very sorry to here of your loss, Dianne. My deepest sympathies to you and Melissa and this very sad and difficult time.

Sandra Hayward - September 26, 2021

Our thoughts are with you at this sad and difficult time. Sandra,Bob, Lara,Richard

Jan Herrington - September 26, 2021

Dianne, Im so sorry I just found out of Rons passing may God be with you and Melissa at this trying time, my thoughts and prayers are with you

Ralph & Norma Stoffers - September 25, 2021

Dianne, Thinking of you; our sincerest condolences

sandra dudley - September 25, 2021

Diane & Melissa & family..So sorry to hear of Ron's passing but I also know how difficult his illness has been for your family. Ron was such a nice man and i understand how this disease must have been so frustrating for him. A donation has been made to the Alzheimer's Assoc in hopes that no other family has to endure such pain. Take care and treasure the many wonderful memories!

Carol Osborne - September 25, 2021

Wib and I offer our deepest condolences for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time

lorri Nettleton - September 25, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember his smiling face. God bless your entire family in your time of sorrow. Hugs.

Valerie Calver - September 25, 2021

Melissa and Dianne, My thoughts and deepest sympathies are with you in this difficult time. Melissa how lucky you were to have such a kind and supportive father who would willingly drive the distance for those early morning skating practices and Dianne l am sorry that you lost your loving companion. Thinking of both of you at this difficult time. Valerie

Linda Coffee - September 24, 2021

Dianne and family, so very sad to hear of your Ron passing, you are in my thoughts and prayers

Rob and Cyndy Harper - September 24, 2021

Our sincere condolences in the loss of Ron. He was such an amazing man we always enjoyed our conversation with him when we met. He will be truly missed by all who knew him. Please know that you are all in our thoughts, prayers and hearts during this sad and difficult time. May knowing that he is now home give you all some peace. Rob and Cyndy Harper

Kim - September 24, 2021

Sincere condolences and strength to Dianne, Mellisa and family. It was great to grow up beside such wonderful neighbours. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Kim

Gordon and Carol McDonald - September 24, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

VON - Adult Day Program

Your BMO family - September 24, 2021

On behalf of your BMO family Dianne, our sincerest of condolences go out to you and your family! Ron was your rock for so many years and he too was a part of many years of fun and laughter we shared as friends. Ron touched many of us over the years and for that we are truly grateful! God bless you Dianne!

Chrs Howell - September 24, 2021

Diane and Family, I am so saddened to hear the news of Ron's passing. Ron was such a gentleman. He was a kind hearted soul who touched so many. Ron made the lives of so many a better place. He was a very special man who had a great impact on this community and I am sure his loving family! God rest his soul in heaven! God bless you Dianne!

Allan and Debbie Elder - September 24, 2021

Dianne and Family. Our sincere condolences in the passing of Ron. May your happy memories sustaine you through this sad time. Debbie and Allan Elder

Diane Lorenz - September 24, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Gaye and Gail Hoskin - September 24, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Londa Robinson and Family - September 24, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Dixie Winkworth - September 24, 2021

Dear Diane & Family,I was so very saddened to learn of your loss.May you find strength & peace as you go forward.Blessings to you all.

Ted & Judy Masters - September 24, 2021

Dear Dianne, Melissa and Family We were so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Our deepest sympathy is with you and all who loved him. I know your memories and faith will eventually be a great source of comfort. God bless you and yours. With sincere condolences, Judy and Ted

Wayne and Violet Johnstone - September 24, 2021

So sorry for your loss may your memories keep him in your hearts our condolence to you and family

Theresa sloos - September 23, 2021

Dianne, so very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. Sincerely Theresa and Jeff

Faye Baxter - September 23, 2021

Diane and family my deepest sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sebastian & Cimetta Brothers - September 23, 2021

Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Ronald James Knight.

Kingsley Welton - September 23, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Shirley Black - September 23, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Another good guy gone too soon. My thoughts and prayers for you Diane and family. Staystrong

Lynn Marshall - September 23, 2021

Dear Dianne and family, So sad to hear the sad news of Ron's passing. You are in my thoughts at this sad time. Take care, Lynn Marshall

Rick Arthur - September 23, 2021

So sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Our thoughts and prayers to Diane, Melissa & Family Rick, Nancy and family.

Dana and Janice Johnston - September 23, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

VON - Adult Day Program

Dana and Janice Johnston - September 23, 2021

Dianne, Melissa and all: We have heavy hearts saying goodbye to a good friend and customer we have known for decades. While Ron didn’t require much help with fixing vehicles over the years sometimes I needed help to put them in the driveway, a process he enjoyed more than me but in the end didn’t dent our friendship, Ron will be greatly missed but not forgotten. Dana and Janice Johnston ❤️

Bryan and Roberta Armstrong - September 23, 2021

Dianne - we were saddened to hear of Ron's passing. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you and Melissa at this difficult time.

Karyn Baggaley - September 23, 2021

So sorry to hear of Ron's passing,he was one of the nicest men I know.Now he is with his beloved Michelle.Rest in peace Ron.

Judy Hill - September 23, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Vic Robinson - September 23, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Melissa Lilje (nee Boreham) - September 23, 2021

I was very saddened to hear that Ron had passed away! Please know that you Dianne and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace!

Jan Bangs - September 23, 2021

Thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. Sincerest condolences to you.

Nancy Kerr - September 23, 2021

Dianne and family. Deepest sympathy to all of you. Take care of yourself and each other. Brian and Nancy Kerr.

Gail Warner - September 23, 2021

Dianne and family, thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers at the difficult time.

Jayne Atkinson - September 23, 2021

Our sincerest thoughts, prayers and love to you Dianne, Melissa and family. Yes, Ron is now in the arms of Michelle and hanging with his parents and Wendy. Stay strong and hold tight to all your beautiful memories. Hugs and love. xoxo

Debra Clarke - September 22, 2021

Dianne and Melissa I am so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. We have great memories of time spent with him, always a kind and caring guy. Our prayers are with you at this sad time.

Dianne Lee - September 22, 2021

Diane & Family I'm so very sorry to hear of Ron's passing, sending my deepest condolences to you the the family. My the love of your family and your memories help to give you comfort and strength in the days ahead. May Ron rest in peace. hugs to you .

Edward Cachia - September 22, 2021

Dear Diane and Melissa. Janina and myself want to send you our deepest sympathy for the loss of our dear Ron....May he rest in peace and rise with Christ in glory. May you find consolation and strength for the days ahead. Janina and Father Ed.

June Vaters - September 22, 2021

My deepest condolences Dianne and Melissa. Ron was kind and a hard worker. I was sad to hear of his passing. Everyone will miss him. 💔

Arthur and Velma Joynt - September 22, 2021

Thinking of you at this sad time.

Art Dulmage - September 22, 2021

Condolences to you and your family from Art and Bill Dulmage. Our thoughts are with you. Ron was a good man and always good to our family he will be missed.

Fran DuBroy - September 22, 2021

Dianne, my sincere sympathy to you and your family. I often think of you and Ron walking on the track at the CCC hand in hand. You and Ron are an inspiration to all of us. Please know we are thinking of you.

Allan & Betty Smith - September 22, 2021

Dianne - Our condolences on Ron's passing. I remember him as a little boy in the packing building, 1959-60 when I worked for his dad... his career in the apple industry started early in his life! Thinking of you and your family. Betty

Joan & Jim Harris - September 22, 2021

Dianne and Melissa; Our thoughts and prayers are for you. You will find deep strength .Love J&J

Janice (Beatty) Lawe - September 22, 2021

So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and the family.

Tony Weatherby - September 22, 2021

So fast and unexpected! I know how you feel and my thoughts and prayers are with you in the days ahead. Hugs!

Janet Bruton - September 22, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Andrew & Cindy Watson - September 22, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

VON - Adult Day Program

Linda & Kelvin Rayner - September 22, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

VON - Adult Day Program

Gary & Eve Rusaw - September 22, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Colin and Ruth Watson - September 22, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Alasdair & Jane Gillespie - September 22, 2021

So sorry to hear of your loss, our sincere condolences to you, Dianne and family!

Gilligan Family - September 22, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family in this difficult time. Ron was a hard working fantastic man. Deepest sympathies.

wendy bowman - September 22, 2021

To Dianne and family . We were sorry to hear of Ron`s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We know you will have many great memories to cherish hold them close to your heart. Wendy and Rick Bowman

Ron & Pat Ford - September 22, 2021

We are sorry to hear of Ron's Passing . Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.

Kelley Wilson - September 22, 2021

We are so sorry Dianne and Melissa and families. Ron was such a wonderful man. Savor those special memories. Kelley and Don

Philip Calnan - September 22, 2021

Dianne: My most sincere sympathy. Phil

Penny Beebe - September 22, 2021

Dianne - thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

Phyllis Dietrich - September 22, 2021

I'm so sorry for this loss in your life...my prayers are with you always.

Lindy Emery - September 22, 2021

Dianne, I am so sorry to hear the passing of your husband. I remember you bringing him to the CCC to walk the track while you did the exercise class. I also remember you telling me about when you’d visit your daughter and all the family fun you had, especially you telling the story about your ankle. You have so many super great memories that will help you during this time. My sympathies are with you and family Lindy Emery

Diana and Graeme Harper - September 22, 2021

Diane and family. We are sorry to here about Ron passing away. Our thoughts are with you and family.

Bruce Voycey - September 22, 2021

We are very sore to hear of your husbands passing . The Voycey family .

Stephen and Heather Wilson - September 21, 2021

Very sorry to hear of Ron's passing. He was a wonderful man. Our Thoughts are with you Dianne and Melissa at this difficult time and of course all of the Family.

Danielle Kent Greenhorne - September 21, 2021

Dianne& Family: So sorry to hear Ron has passed . Like my mom Grace Kent we enjoyed our time in the groups for alzheimer"s . the laughs we all shared are to be treasured ,memories last a lifetime. To a former boss at Knight's and a friend RIP Ron . You pick them Apples and run free.

Dennis and Joanne Ivatt - September 21, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss.

Patricia Holmes - September 21, 2021

R.I.P. Ron, you will be sorely missed. What a reunion in heaven awaits you with your dear daughter Michelle. Pat & Vic Holmes

Linda and Ron Flindall - September 21, 2021

Dianne and family, we were so sorry to hear of your. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely Linda and Ron

Darlene Bunn - September 21, 2021

Dear Dianne and Melissa, I’m so saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you as you celebrate Ron’s life and recall memories of the many years you shared! 🤗❤️ Darlene Bunn

Patricia Murphy - September 21, 2021

Dianne, Melissa & Family: I am so sorry for your loss of a dear husband, father and pops. You will have so many wonderful memories to cherish. Michelle will have already given him a big hug. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

John Eagleson - September 21, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Ryan, Erinn and Ty Curtis - September 21, 2021

Diane and Melissa - We are all thinking about you both and sending so much love your way. We remember the many times hanging with Ron in the orchard or seeing him in the shop/garage. He was such a gentle soul. Love Ryan, Erinn and Ty

Bryan Marjoram - September 21, 2021

Dear Dianne and Melissa, I was saddened to read about Ron's passing. Treasure the many wonderful memories of Ron and keep them close to your heart! My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Sincere condolences. Ronald James Knight January 22, 1952 - September 18, 2021 ~ REST IN PEACE ~

John Eagleson - September 21, 2021

Diane and Melissa, My deepest condolences on the loss of an amazing husband, father, grandfather and dear friend of mine. May you cherish and hold tight to the many memories that you both have. Ron will be missed by so many ...thinking of you always. Love John

Sandra Usborne - September 21, 2021

Dear Diane and family, Ron was a very special person. Always willing to help. I’m grateful that he was my cousin. Many happy memories of he and Reg. I wish you peace. Treasure your happy times.

Linda Harvey - September 21, 2021

Dianne and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. Thinking of you all.

Pam Schick - September 21, 2021

Dear Diane, Pete and I were saddened to hear of Ron's passing. We are glad that we were able to visit with the both of you last fall. Ron will be truly missed. Pam Schick and Pete Haig

Helen and Terry Hogg - September 21, 2021

Dianne and Family Sorry to hear about Ron He was a very nice guy to know and to deal with

Barb & George Lawrence - September 21, 2021

Dear Dianne - Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Cherish the memories. Hugs, Barb & George

Sherman Kempton - September 21, 2021

Sorry for your loss. Ron was a genuinely nice guy and a pleasure to death with. He will be missed. Sherman Kempton ( Rent All Centre)

Donna & Fred Cooks - September 21, 2021

Dianne, Melissa & Family Sending you our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your loving husband & father Ron. His enormous love gave both of you strength & we know it will be there to get you through each day and always. Sending our prayers & hugs, Fred & Donna

Sue Chisholm - September 21, 2021

Diane Iam so sorry to hear of your husband passing.Iam sure he has left you with many precious memories. My sincere condolences going out to all of Ron s family an friends. Keeping you in prayer

Jeannie McCrory - September 21, 2021

Dianne & Melissa.Hugs and prayers.I'm so thankful that I got to know Ron. No finer man than Ron.

Mary Jane Mazurek - September 21, 2021

Dear Dianne, Melissa & Families: I am sending my love & prayers to you both! Ron was a husband, father & friend like no other, I know, as time passes you’ll be able to smile & remember all those happy memories Love MaryJane ❤️

Clayton & Roxanne Arthur - September 21, 2021

Dianne and Melissa I’m very sad to hear of Ron’s passing. There are so many happy memories from over the years for all of us to hold close to our hearts and those are the moments that Ron would want us to remember. I’m very honored to have been friends with Ron and yourself for so many years. Sending hugs and prayers, Clayton and Roxanne Arthur

Don And Margaret Shaughnessy - September 21, 2021

Diane. We are saddened by your loss. Our prayers are with you.

Kimberley Donegan - September 21, 2021

Dear Dianne, My deepest sympathies on the loss of your husband! Your have endured life’s greatest challenge losing your daughter and now your husband! Your strength will get your through! Take care ! Thinking of you💜

Claudette Cowin - September 21, 2021

Dear Dianne, so sorry to hear of your loss of your husband. Cherish your precious memories - they will sustain you in the long run. Sincere condolences to you and your family. Claudette

Lorraine/Don Swanson - September 21, 2021

So sorry to hear of Ron/your dad’s passing.

Cheri and Brian Milner - September 21, 2021

Dear Diane & Family Brian and I are so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Over the coming months, as you reminisce the wonderful times you shared, may your pain lessen. With sincere sympathy, Brian and Cheri

John & Brenda Casteels - September 21, 2021

Dianne, Melissa and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Cherish every wonderful memory of Ron. Sending our Deepest Sympathy, John & Brenda

Gladys Morris - September 21, 2021

Dianne, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Much love