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McKnight; James William “Bill”

Posted By Obits On January 21, 2017 @ 4:41 pm In Obituaries | 73 Comments

McKnight, James William “Bill”, 73, of Milton, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.
Bill was born in Milton to Archibald and Alma (Turner) McKnight on March 21, 1943. He earned his electrical technician’s trade with the Royal Canadian Air Force and later worked with Nova Scotia Power until he retired. He was a 50-year member of Prince of Wales Masonic Lodge, A.F.&A.M., Milton.
Bill enjoyed the outdoors and especially loved canoeing, camping, harvesting wood, snow plowing, and spending time with his grandson Jax. He was an avid amateur “ham” radio operator (VE1WMC) and enjoyed chatting with friends all over the world. 
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carol Lee (Uhlman), his sons Troy (Wendy) of Surrey B.C., James (Mai-Ling) of Hubbards, daughter Julie (Aaron) of Halifax, grandson Jax, sisters Rose (Joseph) Starzomski of East River and Mary Ann (Dale) Woodroffe of Canmore, AB.
  He was predeceased by his brother Harold.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, where a masonic memorial service will be held directly followed by a funeral service on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 starting at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Judy Cross officiating. Reception to follow. Burial will be in Milton Community Cemetery. Family flowers only, memorial contributions may be made to the MS Society of Canada or an environmental charity of choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from Shirley Dey on January 21st, 2017 5:14 pm

Carol and family, I’m so sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Condolence from Diane & Aubrey Coombs on January 21st, 2017 6:12 pm

To McKnight family, sending our thoughts and prayers to you all at this sad time.

Condolence from Helen and David Whynacht on January 21st, 2017 6:19 pm

Carol and family, we are so very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was such a good friend and such a nice guy, Just can’t believe that he is gone. Hugs, thoughts and prayers are with you all. If there is anything we can do, just let us know……David and Miss helen……

Condolence from Linda Rafuse on January 21st, 2017 6:27 pm

Carol Lee and family,

Please accept our sincere condolences. We were saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. I always enjoyed our History chats when we’d see each other. You are in the thoughts of many now.

Clarke and Linda Rafuse

Condolence from Diane and Aubrey Coombs on January 21st, 2017 6:31 pm

To McKnight family, sending our thoughts and prayers to you all.

Condolence from Rick Kempton on January 21st, 2017 6:59 pm

Carol Lee and family
It is with great sadness that I read Bill’s obit I will miss our conversation on genealogy and Queens history

Condolence from Lannie and Judy Francis on January 21st, 2017 7:38 pm

Carol and family. So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a great guy and will be missed by many. Lannie and I sure enjoyed our BBQ’s at your house and bill’s steeped tea.Stay close with family and they will get you through this. Thinking of you, Lannie and Judy

Condolence from Rose Mooers on January 21st, 2017 8:14 pm

To Carol & family please accept my deepest sympathy. Bill will be remembered by all who knew him. He was a good friend and enjoyed talking to him at get togethers for Queens Connectors. May the love of friends and family help you through this difficult time.

Condolence from Rhiannon on January 21st, 2017 9:27 pm

My deepest condolences to Jamie, Troy and the rest of the Family.

Condolence from Vivian Croft ( Whynot) on January 21st, 2017 10:02 pm

Carol and family

So sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

Condolence from Randi & Ted Dickie on January 21st, 2017 10:22 pm

Dear Carol ,Rose , Mary Ann and Family
It is very sad to hear of Bill’s passing. He will be missed by many and fondly remembered by all who knew him.
Sending deep sympathy and love to each of you
Randi & Ted

Condolence from Kelley-Anne Hurley and Virginia Keddy on January 21st, 2017 11:02 pm

Carol and Family:

Sending our sincere sympathy to all of you. Bill was known to us as a kind, gentle man. He was the Milton historian with lots of good stories to tell. He will be sadly missed by all. Thinking of you during this very difficult time.

Condolence from Nan on January 21st, 2017 11:05 pm

I am so saddened to hear that Bill has passed. He was a great friend to me and I will always have fond memories of him working on “that damned tree” that nearly demolished my house. Carol, please know that my thoughts are with you at this time, Hugs

Condolence from David Whynott on January 22nd, 2017 8:37 am

I am sorry to hear of Bills passing.Bill was a good brother mason and wil be missed by all who knew him.On behalf of Prince of Walees Lodge and myself we send our sincere condolences and Bless you all at this sad time.

Condolence from Carolyn & Reg Bennett on January 22nd, 2017 9:43 am

Carol and family…

So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We always enjoyed our talks with Bill and will truly miss him.
Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Sincere Condolences…

Carolyn & Reg

Condolence from Donna and David Dicks on January 22nd, 2017 9:50 am

Carol and Family, So sorry for your loss. Our sincere sympathy to you all. Take care.

Condolence from Maurice and Betty Whynot on January 22nd, 2017 9:55 am

Carol and Family: So sorry for your loss. God be with you,

Condolence from Irving &Jeanette Whynot on January 22nd, 2017 9:58 am

Carol and families , So sorry to hear that Bill has passed away . I will miss our long chats at his home and mind .I am still in shock.If there is anything we can do let us know .Our thoughts are with you at this sad time .

Condolence from Peggy and Richard Hatt on January 22nd, 2017 10:33 am

To Bill’s family
I am so saddened to hear of Bill’s passing ..He was a good friend , kind and generous who would do anything to help anyone . Bill was a walking history book with a unique sense of humor .He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. May the love and support of your many friends and family help you and give you strength through this sad time .
Sincerely Peggy and Richard Hatt

Condolence from Nina & Doug on January 22nd, 2017 10:44 am

Carol and family, we were very saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. Thinking of you at this sad time.

Condolence from Robert and Lorraine Quinn on January 22nd, 2017 11:34 am

I am deeply saddened by Bill’s passing. We exchanged genealogy information and old photos over the years, and emailed back and forth. Our sincere condolences to his family.

Condolence from Arlene & Buddy Greenough on January 22nd, 2017 11:49 am

Carol and family so sad to hear of Bills passing.

Condolence from Joan & Howard Henderson on January 22nd, 2017 4:02 pm

Carol and all the rest of the family,

We will certainly miss Bill’s posts on Queensconnections and hearing his voice on ham radio. Bill had a great sense of humor and a fondness for Milton history and families. I hope lots of good memories will help you and your family thru this sad time. Know that you are in our thoughts.

Joan and Howard

Condolence from Charlotte & Darrell on January 22nd, 2017 4:11 pm

To Bill’s family
We are so saddened to hear of Bill’s passing ..He was a good friend , kind and generous who would do anything to help anyone . We never knew Bill but understand his unique sense of humor .He will be sadly missed by all who knew him we are sure. May the love and support of your many friends and family help you and give you strength through this sad time .
Sincerely Charlotte and Darrell Ward, VE1XYL & VE1ALQ

Condolence from Judy Hyson on January 22nd, 2017 4:14 pm

I. am so sorry to hear of Billys passing.My condolences to the family.

Condolence from Sharon & Philip Thorbournre on January 22nd, 2017 4:44 pm

Carol & Family
So sorry to hear of Bill passing, he well be miss. Treasure the memories

Condolence from Boomie and Brenda on January 22nd, 2017 5:06 pm

Dear Carol and family
Boomie and I send our deepest condolences . We were so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing,our prayers are with you at this sad time.

Boomie and Brenda

Condolence from Bob Turner on January 22nd, 2017 6:05 pm

So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing, please accept our sincere condolences on your loss.
Bob, Gloria and Edith

Condolence from Dawn Wamboldt, Arbutus Ch. 30, OES on January 22nd, 2017 6:23 pm

Dear Carol Lee & family,
I’m so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. My thoughts are with you during this very difficult time. Be strong and if there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.

Condolence from Danny &Diana Hirtle on January 22nd, 2017 6:27 pm

Carol and family, Danny and I are so very saddened to hear about Bill.He was one of Danny’s buddies,he loved Bill. So many stories as well as a few fibs were told between the two of them on many occasions. Anytime Danny wanted to know the weather he would consult Bill,he could tell it in detail. He will be missed terribly. Your in our thoughts. Danny &Diana Hirtle…

Condolence from G,t,ohearn on January 22nd, 2017 7:48 pm

The district grand superintendent of dist.#1 Royal Arch Masons. Send his sincere condolences to the William mcknight family.Companion Bill has laid down his working tools.and accepts his much deserved rest.the members of dist,#1shall miss his dedication to the craft .youre service if need.Gordon TO’Hearn,D.G.S.

Condolence from Patti Blimke on January 22nd, 2017 7:53 pm

Our sincere condolences at this very sad time. Bill will be missed by many.
Patti and John

Condolence from Doris Taylor on January 22nd, 2017 7:58 pm

Carol and Family.
Sorry to hear hear of Bill’s passing .
Thinking of you.
Doris Taylor

Condolence from Ann Kenneally on January 22nd, 2017 8:20 pm

Carol Lee and Family
So sorry for your loss, thinking of you all in this time of sorrow

Condolence from Phyllis Leaman on January 22nd, 2017 8:25 pm

Carol Lee and family I am so sorry for your loss .He was more friendly with Gerry so maybe they will meet once again, Please accept my sincere condolences.

Condolence from John and Christina Chisholm on January 22nd, 2017 10:30 pm

Sending condolences to Bill’s family. Even though we have not met most of you,Bill was my first cousin. His Dad was my mother’s sister (Mayme McKnight Clark) Thinking of all of you at this sad time.

Condolence from Peggy Woodworth on January 23rd, 2017 12:20 am

Carol Lee and family,
Sending our condolences.

Willard and Peggy

Condolence from Yvonne McNamara and Brian Muise on January 23rd, 2017 8:44 am

Dear Carol and family. It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we give you our sincere condolences. Bill was a great friend to both Brian and myself.Brian will miss the afternoon card sessions and the outings to the woods and cabin. We will miss his stories and dry sense of humor.We will treasure those memories and be there for you.

Condolence from Love Richard, Kelly@Jillian on January 23rd, 2017 9:13 am

Carol and family, our hearts hurt for you on the loss of Bill our friend.We loved getting together and learning all about Jax and everything history had to offer us.Bill was funny and smart and always up for a chat and a great cup of steeped tea.Will never forget him coming down the road to Tupper Park on his tractor with BBQ in tow.So many great memories that I hope will help you all in the days to come.Love to you all.

Condolence from Louise Janes & Wayne Marshall on January 23rd, 2017 10:12 am

Sending condolences to Jamie and his family at this sad and difficult time. My you take peace with happy memories.

Condolence from Robert Legge and April Williams on January 23rd, 2017 10:23 am

Sending our heartfelt sympathies during this difficult time. We are very sorry for your loss.

Rob and April

Condolence from Hugh Minard on January 23rd, 2017 10:27 am

Carol and Family

Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Always enjoyed our chats which had a very wide range of topics. Thinking of you

Karen & Hugh Minard

Condolence from Helen (Thomas) & Gordon Hansford on January 23rd, 2017 10:31 am

Carol & family, Rose & Mary-Ann – Was sorry to read of Bill’s passing and know he will be missed. Enjoyed getting his e-mails with earlier pictures of Mlton. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Sue Abbott on January 23rd, 2017 10:52 am

Dear McKnight family and friends,

I’m very sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of you all during this time and sending you my condolences.

Sue Abbott

Condolence from Shirley & Paul Shot on January 23rd, 2017 11:50 am

Carol and family: Thinking of you all as you journey through this sad time.

You can shed tears that he is gone,
Or you can smile because he lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that he’ll come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him,
Or you can be full of the Love that you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him only that he is gone,
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back,
Or you can do what he’d want…

Condolence from Barbie Henneberry on January 23rd, 2017 12:08 pm

So sorry for your loss Julie, please take care during this difficult time. Sending love and light your way. …hugs

Condolence from Jane Hansen on January 23rd, 2017 2:12 pm

Dear Carol Lee
So saddened to hear that you have been widowed. Stay strong and God Bless.
Jane (Colp) Hansen

Condolence from Charles and Rosie Ross on January 23rd, 2017 5:41 pm

Dear Carol and Family:
So sorry to hear of Bill”s passing. Dianne told us yesterday.
Deepest Sympathy to you and all the Family.You are in our
prayers.
Take care:

Rosie and Charles Ross
Digby,N.S

Condolence from Sandy Tonello-Greenfield on January 23rd, 2017 5:54 pm

Carol and family. I am so sorry to hear your Sweet Bill passed away . A wonderful man .I offer my condolence to you and yours.

Condolence from Beverley & Betty-Jean Colp on January 23rd, 2017 7:26 pm

To all of Bill’s family we send our deepest sympathy in your loss. Remember the great memories you have made over the years and they will help you in the days ahead.

Condolence from Dennis Sherri Harrington on January 23rd, 2017 7:51 pm

Sending our sincere condolences to the family.

Condolence from Valerie Inness on January 23rd, 2017 9:08 pm

Dear Carol:
My deepest condolence to you and your family
Sincerely
Valerie

Condolence from Ron & Bonnie Henderson on January 23rd, 2017 11:24 pm

Carol and Family,

So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing.
Our sincere condolences to all of you.

Condolence from Louise Payzant on January 24th, 2017 7:29 am

Mary Ann;
We wish to express our condolences to you and your family on the passing of your brother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time .

Louise Payzant (Ralph Fisher)

Condolence from Beatrice DeLong on January 24th, 2017 8:40 am

Carol & Family – I am so very sorry for your loss. Bill, a kind, gentle man will be a great miss to all of you and to all who knew him. Remember all the good times as they are yours to keep.
Thinking of you with Sincere Sympathy.

Condolence from Rod & Ann Golden on January 24th, 2017 9:24 am

Carol Lee and family, we are very sorry for your loss. Our sincere sympathy to you all. Rod & Ann Golden

Condolence from Rosina Medd on January 24th, 2017 10:37 am

I am so sorry to hear of your loss Carol Lee. He will be missed.

Condolence from Vesta and Dennis Sorette on January 24th, 2017 11:44 am

Dear Carol Lee and family I am so sorry that we will not be with you this afternoon – road conditions in our area are not good at this time. Please know that we are thinking of you at this very sad time and are praying for strength for you all. I know that Bill will be missed by many .

Condolence from Margaret Anne on January 24th, 2017 12:39 pm

Carol Lee – so very sorry to learn of Bill’s passing.
We are thinking of you all as you face this difficult
time in your lives.

We are not able to come today but know that our
thoughts are with you.

Hope to see you soon.

Take Care- Margaret Anne & Jerry

Condolence from David and Bonnie on January 24th, 2017 12:45 pm

Sorry to hear about Bill .He was a great guy. Always up for a chat.Our sympathy to you all.

Condolence from Clark and Sandra Hebb on January 24th, 2017 3:43 pm

To the McKnight family , our thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow , and may you always remember the good times .

Condolence from Paula & Al Doucet on January 24th, 2017 4:18 pm

Dear Carol & family,
We were very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing.Always loved getting our wood from Bill,he took such pride with his wood.He will be missed.
With our sincere sympathy

Condolence from Sheila D. Smith on January 24th, 2017 5:30 pm

Carol and family: Please accept my condolences on the passing of Bill way too soon. I remember Bill from high school and then reconnected through Queens Connections site and private e-mails. His postings are truly missed and left an empty space in our hearts. He will long be remembered by so many of us.

Condolence from Vernon & Joyce Hawkes on January 24th, 2017 11:02 pm

Carol and Family.
We were saddened to learn of Bill’s Passing.
We will cherish the memories of the get together’s with you both.
He will be missed.
Treasure the Memories.

Condolence from Sterling Belliveau on January 25th, 2017 12:43 pm

To the family of James McKnight, I extend my heartfelt sympathy to you on the loss of your loved one. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult days.

With sincerest condolences
Sterling Belliveau, MLA

Condolence from Sharon Sheppard-Rioux and Pierre Rioux on January 25th, 2017 2:41 pm

Dear Carol Lee,
It is with heart felt sorrow that I learned through our friend Yvonne that Bill had passed away. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family in this time of loss.
Many fond memories were formed through our encounters with you and Bill when we had the occasion to travel to Nova Scotia. Bill was a smart, caring, gentle soul, and he was such a pleasure to listen to being steeped in knowledge and history of the area. I will never forget the many kindnesses you both have shown. May peace, strength and comfort surround you through this trying time. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Sharon and Pierre Rioux, Quebec City (January 25, 2017)

Condolence from Bob MacDonnell VE0RDM/VK4BDM on January 25th, 2017 6:37 pm

That was a shock to hear that Bill had passed away Carol.

We had worked together when the Milton Control Centre was built in 1965 and then did not see each other for about 20 odd years.

He was a good man!

Condolence from Jack and Andrea Fancy on January 26th, 2017 2:25 am

To Carol and family,

Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing, I will miss Bill’s history story telling and the old pictures he would sent to me.

Condolence from Donna Peverill on January 26th, 2017 7:35 pm

So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing . Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sadness.

Condolence from Andrew Starzomski & family on January 27th, 2017 6:30 am

Dear Carol, Julie, Troy & James,

We all stunned and saddened to learn of Bill’s passing last week. He was part of many of my earliest memories, from dancing up a storm at your wedding to playing for hours in the backyard pool there as a child. I know he made a warm and welcoming impression on Sappho and we enjoyed seeing him in recent years. We wish you all much love and will be holding you close in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

Love of love,
Andrew, Sappho, Hannah, Lila & Arlo
Bedford NS

Condolence from Gary Rawding on January 27th, 2017 12:41 pm

To Carol and family sorry to here of Bill’s passing , I used to talk with him when he was working for the Nova Scotia Power he was a fine man .

Condolence from Marsha Whittier on January 31st, 2017 3:44 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss. You and Bill were so kind to us on our visit to Nova Scotia a couple of years ago. He was a wonderful source for me in doing my NS genealogy and will be missed by all.

Condolence from Sally & Earle Slauenwhite on February 11th, 2017 9:32 pm

Hi Carol. I didn’t know of “Bills” passing until today. Sorry for your loss. Hope you are getting along well remembering all the wonderful times you and your family have had and will have in the future.

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