McKnight, Danny Allan

June 23rd, 2019

Peacefully with his loving wife, Louise, and family by his side, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, on Sunday, June 23, 2019, in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Louise for 30 years. Loving Dad of Kari McKnight (Tim), Daryl (Cara) McKnight, Louise (Joe) Gennaro, Donna (Allen) Mitchell. Loving Grandpa of Lewis, Madison, Sarah and Mackenzie. Loving brother-in-law and best friend of Doug (Jessie) Francis. Survived by brother Donald (Patsy) McKnight; sisters-in-law Maggie (Rick) Nelligan and Leonora (Jim) McClelland. Loving uncle of Dereck (Dawn) Francis, Doug (Lori) Francis, Graeme (Louise) Gilmour, Frazer (Bruna) Nelligan, Kenzie Nelligan, Bobby McKnight, Tommy McKnight, Lee (Scot) Russell, Alana (Joel) Nelligan and Sarah McKnight. Missed by many great-nieces and great-nephews, and extended family home and abroad. Predeceased by parents Don and Dorothy McKnight. Danny was a former employee of Kellogg’s for 38 years. He was a passionate London Knights fan, and loved racing Standardbred horses. A Celebration of Life will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Danny are asked to consider St. Joseph’s Hospice or London Health Sciences Foundation. 

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Joe TwellsDan (the Rock) was a great friend of more than 45 years. We had many great times whether fishing, bowling or going to or watching London Knight games. I will miss you a great deal.
David Edmonds I was saddened to hear the news of my cousin Danny's passing. I remember the large family Christmas gatherings at our Grandma & Grandpa's home and Danny leading the singing in the front room with all the other Grandkids. My condolences to the entire family and I am sorry I will be unable to attend the funeral.
Marilyn (Mcknight)shermanI am very saddened to hear about the news of Danny’s passing. I have many fond memories of him and his siblings while growing up. We spent a lot of time at the farm and my husband and I actually worked in tobacco with them for a few years. We are thinking of all of you at this very trying time. My condolences and prayers are with you.
Liz HendersonSo very sorry Louise to hear about Danny's passing. Condolences to you and the entire family. Big Hugs xo
Bob BinnsEnjoyed working with Dan for many years. My thoughts and prayers are with you Louise and family.
Ray and DianeWheezy and family My heart hurts for your loss, the four of us have a lot of years behind us (and you and me even more)...Ray and I will miss his huge smile and his "from the gut laugh"....we have many, many shared good times and stories (remember the lobster fiasco at my apartment in Lucan), not to mention the "Donald duck talk" that sooo impressed my boys...we will truly miss our good friend Danny, he was without a doubt one of a forever Ray and Diane
Rosanne HitzerothI am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Hugs, Rosanne
Garry CumbySaddened to hear of Danny's passing. Worked with Dan at Kellogg plant, loved his honest, hard working approach and willingness to help anyone. Louise thinking of you but unfortunately we won't be able to attend as we have a prior comment. Our sincere condolences< Garry & Wendy
Sandy DeMeloBoth Sam and I were always hoping and praying that things would turn around for Danny. We were glad to be of help and support during the past few years. We are going to miss him, Sam especially as him and Danny had become very good friends. His from the stomach laughter, the rolling of his eyes and of course his many unforgettable saying " as stupid as a bag of rocks". We will have lots of memories around the wood stove for years to come. The DeMelo's
Sherri HarrisonI am very sorry to hear of your loss Louise. My condolences to you and your family. Thinking of you. Sherri xo
Debby (Edmonds) GilliesI am so sorry to hear about Danny's passing. I treasure the memories of family gatherings at the farm with Grandma & Grandpa. I also have many great memories of dropping in to visit Dot, Donny and the cousins for dinner after a day at the beach. Times like this, I wish I lived closer. I'll be thinking of you all tomorrow.
Nancy ClementsSo sorry to hear of Dan's passing Louise. He was a very kind man. My thoughts, and prayers are with you, and your family.
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