1933 ~ KNIGHT ~ 2013

Posted: September 3rd, 2013

Keith Leroy Knight, beloved husband of 56 years to Jean (Brookes) was born August 6th, 1933 in Estevan, Saskatchewan. He was predeceased by his parents, Harry “Choppy” and Vera and one sister, Shirley (in infancy). Besides his loving wife, Jean, Keith is survived by three daughters, Cheryl (Douglas) Houston of Estevan, Melanie (Harry) Pettersen of Airdrie, Alberta, and Rhonda Knight of Calgary, Alberta; seven grandchildren, Scott (Jill) Houston, Joel Houston, Amy Houston, Amanda Houston, Michelle (Paul) Guimin, Kellie Doyle, and Jeffrey Doyle; and four great- grandchildren, Asher and Kyra Houston, and Gregory and Alicia Guimin; one sister, Glenda Knight (Denny Lewis); brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Janice Brookes, Ann and Duane Conrad, Ron and Delores Brookes; and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Keith earned his teaching certificate through Normal School in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in 1956. He married Jean in April 1957 and they moved to Toronto, Ontario where Keith attended “Radio College”. In 1958, they moved back to Saskatchewan where he attended the University of Saskatchewan and taught school in Naicam. In 1964, the family came to Medicine Hat where he was employed with the MHSD #76 until his retirement in 1992. He earned his B.Ed. degree through summer school and night classes from the University of Lethbridge in the mid 1970’s. Keith enjoyed his family, sports, camping, all forms of history, and attention to detail. A Private Funeral Service will be held in SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Saturday, September 7th, 2013 with Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson officiating. Interment will take place in the Family Plot at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Keith’s memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, #124, 430 – 6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8, or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #102, 73 – 7th Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1J2. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Keith Knight. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

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  1. Dean Fischer says:

    I had Mr. Knight as a teacher at Ross Glen school between 1988 and 1991. He was a caring teacher and a very nice man. RIP Mr. Knight.

  2. mike fischer says:

    Mr.Knight was my grade 6 teacher and retired the next year. I am saddened to hear he has left us. He was a great teacher and an amazing man. My condolences to his family. We will all miss you Mr.Knight.

  3. Stacey Sulz says:

    I had Mr. Knight as my home room teacher for Grade 6 at Ross Glen School. He was a wonderful teacher. I will always have fond memories of him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time.

  4. Margaret Simon says:

    Rhonda and family,
    I was so very sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. It is a pain that is not fully understood until you experience it yourself – and because there is a special relationship between Dad’s and their girls. May time heal the pain in your heart. Thinking of you. Margaret (nee McCulloch) I also have fond memories of Mr. Knight my Grade 10 Math teacher – although I am sure his recollection was different – I drove him crazy!

  5. Wes Krause says:

    My sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Knight. He was my teacher in high school in the late 1970’s and will be remembered as fine gentleman, and patient instructor. Mere words cannot ease the paint of losing a loved one, but rest easy knowing he had a positive influence on so many young people who are now adults.

  6. Dawn says:

    Please accept our most sincere condolences for your loss. May you be comforted in knowing that the Almighty God feels every pain we experience (Isaiah 63:9)..he will help you through this difficult time.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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