Brian David "Tuffy" Knight
1971-06-04 - 2021-04-27
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With a heavy heart, we announce that Brian David Knight passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Brian will be sadly missed by his beloved wife, Antoinette (nee DeLeo), and his sons David and John to whom he was proudly devoted. Cherished son of Connie and David "Tuffy"; Brother of Tim, his wife Krista, and loving Uncle of Spencer and Carson. Son-in-law of Anna Marie and Pat DeLeo; Brother-in-law of Dominic and his wife, Petra, and dear uncle of his niece Eleanor. He will be greatly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and colleagues. Brian's laugh and smile were infectious; he would light up any room he entered. As a native of Kitchener, Brian attended Crestview, Stanley Park and Grand River Collegiate, after which time Brian's love of music became his career path. This led Brian to travel the United States and the world, calling Chicago home for the last 20 years. Brian's life work was doing what he loved, back stage management and coordination of music concerts, shows, and events. He was so proud of his work with Bette Milder, Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Paul McCartney, Phish and Kiss to name a few. Most recently he had the pleasure of working with Jimmy Buffet and on building the set for the TV series, Chicago Fire. Brian loved to cook, and his presentation of food was outstanding, which he lovingly shared with friends and family. Brian was an enthusiastic fan of sports which included: The Toronto Maple Leaf's, Indianapolis Colts and West Virginia basketball and football teams and he was a member of the Yule Cup Group. Brian was a true and gracious friend who would go the extra mile to help and support anyone. A celebration of Brian's life will be held at a later date in Brian's hometown of Kitchener, Ontario Canada.

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Published in Waterloo Region Record on Apr. 30, 2021.
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May 1, 2021
Dear Toni:
We don't know what to say with your sudden and tragic loss except we are praying fiercely for you and your family to find peace in the future.
Mr and Mrs. Greg Michalski
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May 1, 2021
My deepest condolences to family and friends of Brian. I was a bit younger than Brian but grew up on Owen Avenue and remember him well in his black leather and big hair. I attended Crestview, Stanley Park and Grand River and remember his passion for music, often being involved in stage set up for air bands and other performances. I’m happy to hear he followed his passion and he must have been so proud of the life he built with his beautiful family. I’m so sorry to hear he has passed far too young. My husband, Tim also grew up with Brian and was shocked to hear of his passing. Gone too soon. Our thoughts are with his loved ones, may the memories you share of Brian support you during this difficult time.
Carla & Tim Rayner
Neighbor
May 1, 2021
My deepest condolences to you from Germany. Heartbroken to hear of Brian's passing. I went to school with Brian and remember him from music class+ the bands we played in. He was one of the nicest, kindest guys ever+so very focused+talented❤ My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Diana Massow, nee Luebbecke
Classmate
May 1, 2021
Sorry for your loss Brian was a wonderful person and we loved him very much our prayers are with you and the boys.Aunt Joanie,Mark,Vicki & Josie Audia,❤
Joanie Audia
Family
May 1, 2021
Sorry for your loss Brian was a wonderful person and we loved him very much.Our prayers are with you and the boys.Aunt Joanie,Mark,Vicki &Josie Audia.❤
Joanie Audia
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April 30, 2021
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April 30, 2021
Antoinette, David, John, and extended families. My sincere condolences to you all. I was shocked and saddened to hear this news. I went to school with Brian at Crestview, Stanley Park, and Grand River and although we didn't talk often, Brian and I would correspond occasionally. We did end up getting together a few years back on a Yule Cup hockey trip to Chicago, and it was great to see him and catch up in person. A lot of laughs were had that evening talking about our time in KW. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this tough time.
Dave Coslovich
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