Robert Knight

Robert Knight

May 07 1928 - May 23 2024

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Obituary of Robert Knight

Robert Knight, 96, laid down his working tools on May 23, 2024, and passed away at Huron Lodge Long Term Care Home. Fondly known as Scotty or Uncle Bob, Robert was born on May 7th, 1928 in Greenock, Scotland. A man of few words, yet a teller of stories (most often the same ones, over and over) Robert is survived by his wife of 71 years Margaret (Brown) and his daughter Catherine and Charles (Gravelle). Predeceased by his children Bryan (1975), Lynn (2005) (Ron Mullins), and Scot (2016) (Renea). Robert was a proud Grandad/Papa to Bryan, Trevor, Tyler, Cameron, Kyle, Lauren, Ethan, Matthew and Abby.

The oldest of 5 children, Robert was just a young boy when his father was taken as a prisoner in the Second World War. He left school at the age of twelve to work on a farm and provide for his family in his father's absence. At the age of 18, Robert met Margaret at the Ceilidh dance and they were married on March 27th, 1953. With only two dollars in his pocket, Robert boarded a ship and sailed to Canada to find work and a better life for he and his new bride. A self taught, skilled tradesman, Robert was able to provide passage for Margaret to join him and they settled in Toronto. Job opportunities brought him to Windsor and, at the age of 38, Robert started his own business, Windsor Acoustics; a commercial acoustical ceiling installation company. An avid reader, Robert enjoyed military history and a good spy novel. His hobbies included golf, horse racing and telling stories over a warm pint at his local watering hole. Robert and Margaret loved to travel and managed to visit several destinations across the globe. In their later years, the warm desert air of Palm Springs, California became their winter refuge.

A special thank you to the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at WRH - Ouellette Campus and Huron Lodge Long Term Care for their exceptional care.

We remember not only the journey you've completed, but the "dynasty" you have left behind. Slàinte mhath! May you receive a Highland welcome, and find peace on the bonnie banks of eternity's shore.


"If there's another world, he lives in bliss;

If there is none, he made the best of this."

~Robert Burns

If so desired, donations may be made in Robert’s memory to Windsor Essex Therapeutic Riding Association ( Arrangements entrusted to WCFH - Banwell Chapel (11677 Tecumseh Rd E.). A private service is being held, with cremation. To express condolences and memoires to Robert’s family, please refer to the online guestbook.