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.
Published in Waterloo Region Record on Apr. 30, 2021.