Thursday, December 26, 2013

In memoriam, John Knight, May 3 1936 - Dec 22, 2013

I'm sad to say that my father, John Knight, passed away on Sunday evening. There will be a service Monday the 30th and I'm appending the text of and a link to the obituary. He was a wonderful father and a much-loved professor, and will be very much missed by all of us.


John Knight passed away peacefully at home in Ottawa on December 22, 2013. He is survived by his wife Norma (nee Evans); brother Bill (Eileen); three sons, Alan of Seattle (Kirsten Carlson), Douglas of New Westminster (Ruth Silverman), and Scott of Toronto (Natalie Fong-Yee); two grandchildren, Marisa and Charlotte; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his mother Mary, father Rixford, and sister Margaret (the late Robert Diehl).

John was a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Carleton University since 1967 and remained there until well after retirement. Thousands of engineering students will remember him fondly as an inspiring and entertaining lecturer who was always willing to help.

A memorial celebrating John's life will be held Dec. 30 at 2:00 p.m. at Riverside United Church (3191 Riverside Dr, Ottawa). In lieu of flowers, donations to Stride Wheelchairs Plus or the charity of your choice.