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Robert Guthrie MCKNIGHT
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ROBERT GUTHRIE MCKNIGHT On Sunday, March 21, 2021, Robert McKnight of Kitchener-Waterloo died at the age of 83, of complications from a long and difficult battle with Alzheimer's disease. Bob is survived by his wife of 61 years, Leslie (nee Scott). He will remain firmly in the hearts of his son Tim and daughter Patti (Bob) Germann, his three grandchildren, Bryan, Emily and Patrick, his sister Terry Lee, and his brother Bill. Predeceased by his parents Ernest and Norma (nee Guthrie) McKnight. Born in Barrie and raised in North Bay, Bob was a talented hockey player and played with St. Michael's Majors (Jr. A), Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen (Sr. A), and Galt Terriers (Sr. A). With these teams he experienced opportunities of participating in the 1960 Winter Olympics and in the World Hockey Championships in 1962 and 1963. Following graduation from the University of Toronto in 1959, Bob enjoyed a business career for over 40 years in the insurance industry with several companies. The family would like to express their gratitude to all the medical support involved with Bob's care. There will be no visitation or funeral service. A private family service will be held in the future. Arrangements entrusted to the Henry Walser Funeral Home (519) 749-8467. Visit to view Bob's memorial.

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Published in The Globe and Mail from Mar. 23 to Mar. 27, 2021.
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March 26, 2021
I (John) had the privilege of serving with Bob on the Woodland Heights Community Association. Bob was an intelligent, articulate leader in the community and was a true gentleman. We was always looking out for the best interests of the community and can be credited with how wonderfully the area has evolved over the years.
We (Irene and John) always enjoyed our time with Bob and Leslie. So many warm and wonderful discussions.
Heartfelt condolences.
John and Irene Wright
John and Irene Wright
March 25, 2021
G Boyes
March 24, 2021
Thanks Coach. "Duncan and McKnight will put up a fight" was the cheer in the Waterloo Memorial Arena. It was a pleasure to see you in 1980 in Calgary when I was a bellman at the Calgary Airport Hotel, and you ventured by. You added terrific guidance and enthusiasm to those young Pee Wee hockey players. Team stick salute to you from all of us, you were a great coach.
Gary Boyes
March 24, 2021
Deepest sympathy to Leslie, Tim and Patti. Bob was a true gentleman and may your memories of your life together bring you comfort in this difficult time.
Dave Schlei
March 23, 2021
We will remember Bob as a friend, a colleague in the Hospital Foundation board and as a member of the Gentlemen’s Bridge group.
Bob was a humble and gentle man who will be missed by many but always in our memories.
Bob and his family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mary Ray and Ray Ward
March 23, 2021
Robert McKnight was the kindest, gentlest person that we have had the personal privilege to have met and known. My husband and I wish to express our deepest sympathies to Leslie and the family at this time of incredible heartache. Hugs
Wendy and Bill Boyd
Wendy and Bill Boyd
March 23, 2021
My deepest sympathy , Remember Bob well from my minor hockey days RIP
Ray Bauer
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