Allan Knight

Knight- It is with heavy and broken hearts that we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend, Allan Russell Knight, aged 76 years of Corunna, passed away on Sunday October 4, 2020. Beloved husband of 56 years and companion for 60 to Sylvia (Wagner). Much loved father of Michele, Kevin (Brenda) and Lisa (Mitch). Treasured grandfather of Jordan, Mathew, Noah, Allie, Duane, Aaron, Brianne, Amber, Ron and Chelsey and great-grandfather of Layla, Charlotte, Elliott, Kaiden, Owen and Gina. Allan is also survived by; his brother, Brad Knight (Kathy); his aunt, Mary Belle King (Norm); sisters-in-law, Barb McNeil (Bill), Joanne Wagner, Betty Wagner (the late Glenn), Pat Dawson (the late Gerald) and Lynne Howes (the late Ross). Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. He was predeceased by; his parents, Clayton (1982) and Lylia “Lila” (2005); his brother-in-law, Lyle Wagner and sister-in-law, Anne Wagner. Allan will be forever remembered as a dedicated and committed community member wherever he lived as he has been active in Lion’s for 50 years, was a faithful member of the United Church-currently in Corunna and previously Camlachie, Fort Saskatchewan and Petrolia. He was a past board member of C.E.E Hospital Foundation, coached his daughter’s hockey teams in Petrolia, he was a curler and member of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club and is a DOW retiree. Allan and Sylvia were also a very big part in the creation and success of Knight Funeral Home, from the financial backing they gave to the sense of enjoyment they felt interacting with the people of the community. They were so very proud when the business reached its 25 year milestone. Special thanks is to be extended to; granddaughter-in-law, Laura for being in the right place at the right time when both Allan and Sylvia needed her; Lambton County EMS and St. Clair Township Fire for their quick response; Bob Pierce for all of his care and compassion shown to the Knight family and to our many funeral service colleges and friends who have reached out to offer their assistance. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Friday October 9, 2020 during the afternoon and evening. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, those who wish to attend the visitation must each RSVP at the following link with the time they would like to attend. Masks will be mandatory and supplies are limited so please provide your own. A private funeral service will be held for family and close friends and will be available for others to view online with the details to be posted on our website once they become available. Interment will follow in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to Corunna United Church or to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. (Due to COVID-19 Cheques only please!) Messages and condolences may be left online at Knight 519-862-2845

Visitation Information

A visitation was held at the Knight Funeral Home on Friday October 9, 2020.


Corunna United Church C.E.E. Hospital Foundation

Funeral Date

A private funeral for family and close was held Saturday October 10, 2020. Video link to funeral service is (Copy and Paste)

21 thoughts on “Allan Knight”

  1. Mary Fairhurst and Juan Kuon

    I was so sad to hear of Al's passing. He was such a wonderful leader and I learned so much from him during his time in Fort Sask.
    Sylvia, I can imagine how difficult this time is for you. You and all the family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    I was pleased to be able to watch the funeral service this morning and it was so good to hear and see so many of the family speaking.
    Thinking of you,

  2. I am so sorry to hear of Allan passing. He was always a great friend to our family and role model for me growing up. I always enjoyed when I joined my parents on a trip to "The Knights".
    Sylvia and family take care with the great memories that Allan provided you with – he will be missed by all that crossed his path.

  3. David and Rhoda Paradiso

    Please accept our deepest condolences on Allan’s passing. We remember Allan as such a kind and generous man when we had the occasion to see you both on our visits to Sarnia.

  4. Please accept our condolences on behalf of the Ken Harper family.
    Allan was such a beautiful person, always there to help. He gave so much to the community and especially to Corunna United Church.

  5. Neil and Pat Holloway

    Dear Sylvia and family,

    May it help you in some small way to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    It was a pleasure curling with Allan for many years and win or lose he was always positive.

    Our deepest condolences.

    Sincerely yours,

    Neil and Pat Holloway

  6. Sylvia and Family Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I still remember Sylvia and Al coming to Wallis Motors for all their car repairs.

  7. I had the pleasure to work for Al at the Sarnia Division for many years. I have never forgotten his support and encouragement. My condolences to the family.

  8. Bev and Jim Maitland

    Sending our heartfelt condolences. Allan will be sadly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Bev & Jim

  9. I had the pleasure to work for Al at the Sarnia Division for many years. I have never forgotten his support and encouragement. My condolences to the family.

  10. Rick and Jane Mulligan

    Dear Sylvia and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Al's passing. Al was a great guy to work for and with, and Jane and I have lots of recollections of laughter and fun times at your home.
    Allan will be missed by so many. May fond memories comfort you in the difficult times to come.


    Rick and Jane Mulligan

  11. Kevin,Sylvia and Family:

    So sorry to hear of your Dad and Husband. He will be missed by many in the community due to his friendly personality.

  12. Sylvia,
    I am so pleased that I was able to see Al's funeral on YouTube. It helped me to feel some closure. After having talked to you Sunday evening on Oct 4th and with Al in the background, it was such a shock to hear the next morning that Al had passed away.
    I will always remember Al for his quiet demeanor and wonderful sense of humour. It was my pleasure to curl with and against Al over the course of several years at SGCC.
    My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family.

  13. Rejeanne and Normand Cool

    Dear Sylvia,

    we were saddened to hear the news of Al's passing.

    Al was a great leader – he was kind, dedicated and vey pragmatic. He cared deeply about his employees.

    He will be missed.

  14. In my early 20’s at Dow Chemical Sarnia, Al was one of the best bosses / friends I had in my 35 years at Dow. He was a true people person who always sought to understand before providing advice. I credit my career success to his coaching and caring that I still use today as a retiree and a member of Lions Club and the United Church in Gan. Thank you Al. Until we meet again upstairs. Dave Charles.

  15. Allan was a great leader and mentor. He truly cared about the R&D family and you knew that he always had your back. He will be missed. So Sorry for your loss.

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