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Dennis Knight

Obituary of Dennis Patrick Knight

Knight, Dennis Patrick- 88 Sheet Harbour, passed away peacefully Wednesday March 3, 2021 in Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital. Born in Sheet Harbour June 26, 1932 he was a son of the late Carl & Frances (Quillan) Knight. In his earlier years Dennis worked at the Sheet Harbour Pulp & Paper Mill, then with the Department of Highways. Dennis also worked for CP Rail in Toronto where he soon realized he missed home and moved back to Sheet Harbour. He was an avid LA Dodgers & Montreal Canadians fan. He loved Hank Snow with his favourite song being “I’ve been everywhere man”, he had a large collection of cds and albums. Dennis loved fly fishing for trout at Fraser Lake “secret cove”. He enjoyed visits and chats with his buddies Muzzy, Billy and Buddy. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Dennis is survived by his partner of 47 years Della Purdy, daughter Janice (Guy) Leslie, Spry Bay, son Dennis Purdy (Julie Lalonde), Ottawa, grandsons Byron, John & Patrick, great grandchildren Aiden and Brody, many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters Ruth Rutledge, Ruby Knight, Geraldine Rice, brothers Johnny, Basil and Lloyd “Grit” Quillan. Special thanks to the nurses at Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Dr. Antony and DS Crowell & Son Funeral Home. An extra special thanks to Kenny & Cindy Grist for taking Dad to appointments and doing odd jobs around the house, and to Pippy (Carolyn Blaind) for coming and visiting on his birthdays. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions a funeral service and burial will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be directed to www.crowellsfuneralhome.ca
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