Michael Knott

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Service:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Saturday July 13, 2019
1:00 p.m.

Michael Wayne Knott passed away unexpectedly at home on May 31, 2019.  Mike was born in Chatham on March 25, 1955 to Murray and the late Helen (Malott) Knott.  He will be missed by his daughter Jolynne Vercouteren (Shep) and his grandchildren Noah and KeyAndre, by his friend Janet Girard, his siblings Dixie & Delbert Jackson, Diane & Ivan Bonnell, Darlene Knott and Mark Knott (predeceased by Matthew Knott in 2016), by his nieces and nephews Taylor, Madison, Hailey, Isaac, Monique & Eddie, Megan & Simon, Rygel & Aliece and his great nieces and nephews Bradley, Cassidy, Dakota, Christopher, Nyssa & Royce and Cahira & Orla (predeceased by Alexander).  He will also be missed by his extended family and friends.

Mike worked until the doors closed at Siemens in Chatham and then went to Chrysler in Windsor.  His true passion was umpiring and refereeing and also coaching the Blenheim Golden Jets to winning the Ontario Championships.  In his spare time he enjoyed fishing.

Cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Mike’s life will take place at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Saturday July 13, 2019 at 1:00 p.m..  Friends wishing to remember Mike with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Parkinsons Society of Southwestern Ontario.

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Rip Mike. My condolences to all of his family and friends.

Deepest Sympathy & Prayers For The Family. Mike will surely be missed by all who knew him and I really enjoyed our years of umpiring with him. Rest in Peace Buddy..

Dixie and the entire Knott Family, We were very sorry to hear about Mike. He was a master organizer and quite a devoted volunteer. We were unable to offer our condolences in person as we were away and did not return in time to make it to the memorial. Sue and Henry Wiebenga

My sincere condolences to the whole family. Mike was a kind man and a good friend.

Murray and family, I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss. <3

Sincere condolences to whole Knott family. Rest in Peace Mike

I've only recently become aware of Mike's passing and I'd like to extend my sympathies to the Knott family. It's been a lot of years since we were in school but Mike was a good friend and someone with athletic abilities that I always admired (except for gymnastics!). Spent lots of time playing either street hockey or euchre during our lunches and he kicked my butt at both of them. Mike was always a good guy and a straight shooter...I will always have fond memories of him.

Sorry for your loss. I knew Mike back at Siemens and had several laughs over the years. Didn't see him since December 1990. Hope he had a good life after thàt time. He made me laugh alot at work.

Sorry to hear of your loss Murray and family. Michelle and I lived across the street from you on Hall St. S. I hadn't known of Helen's passing and sorry to hear of your loss there too.

So sorry for your loss. Keeping the entire Knott family in our thoughts, prayers and hearts. A simple hello was never enough for Mike. He always took the time to chat and reminisce, especially about umping Danielle and Jamie's baseball teams. RIP Mike - you will be missed.

So very sorry for your loss of Michael, I worked with Helen at SJH. Of course the children were all little then and she was so very proud of her family. He stopped one time at my yard sale and we had a lovely reunion of old times. Rest in Peace Mike

Murray, Jolynne, Janet and families. I'm so sorry that you've lost Mike. His passing was far too soon. I met Mike, sadly, through my work at Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario. We've missed his presence here at the office as he occasionally stopped by for a decaf coffee. Always a wonderful gentleman. Parkinson's is an overwhelmingly challenging disease but Mike didn't back down. Finally he's free. May God Bless you all and give you comfort.

To Mike’s family for the whole time I have played over 30 years in the maple city slo pitch league and until the last couple years Mike was always there. I have missed seeing him around. He was a great man. To the family it will not get easier but you will learn to live life with that piece of you missing

I worked with Mike at Siemens and was currently his neighbour in Dealtown. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this very sad time.

Mike Knott was a kind, thoughtful and caring man. Always thinking of others and remembering what it was they liked so he could do a kindness for them. The Parkinson's disease never stopped him from his activities and enjoying life. I will always remember Mike and his love for Janet. God bless him and may he rest in peace.

So sorry for your loss ... keeping your entire family in our Thoughts & Prayers during this very difficult time.Just remember to hold all of your precious memories near in your heart and always remember he is watching down over you.God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, nor sun without rain but he did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way. Take Care, Todd, Lesa (Rumble) Natasha & Kyle

So very sorry about your loss.

Our condolences to all of Mike's family. Mike was a true community spirit and it showed in his friendliness to others and in his involvement & passion with local sports. He will be missed by many. Kim & Ed Wammes

Please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of Mike, our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you.

So very sorry to all of Mike's family. We remember all the great fishing trips in the north we enjoyed with the Malott families and friends. Mike definitely gave back to our youth and community and was well known to any local sports fan. May he rest in peace.

I am so sorry to see of Mike's passing. My sincere sympathies to all.

Mike touched so many lives he will not be forgotten i didn,t know mike as long as i wish i did but he will always be my big brother hugs to all of Mikes family

So blessed to have had an opportunity, these past few years, to enjoy a spirited and "comfy" friendship with Mike. A heart of gold and a devilish sense of humor, always ready with a smile and a twinkle in his eye, despite whatever struggles the day may have presented. Will surely miss my travel companion for "Euchre Night"...and so much more. Well played, buddy!

Murray and family... sending thoughts and prayers... may your memories help you through this difficult time... He was always smiling and stopped to talk...

Murray, Dixie, Diane, Darlene, Mark and your families . . . very sad news . . . very sorry for your loss.

I am so sorry to hear of Mike's sudden and unexpected passing. My sincerest and deepest condolences

Dear Mike, I miss you so much ... miss hearing your voice everyday .... I know you were in a lot of pain and now you are at peace. Hugs and Kisses, Love always, Janet

Condolences to the Knott family. Sincerely Lezlie Fenton Graham

Murray and family, George and I are deeply saddened to hear of Mike's passing. Our prayers go out to you all. Sincerely George and Linda Paling

Condolences to Mike's Family on your lost

To the Knott Family. We are so sad to hear about the sudden loss of Mike. You have our Deepest Sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Knott family.

To the family please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Mike. May He " Rest in Peace. " He is now calling balls and strikes in a Premier League in Heaven

Murray and the Knott family , our deepest sympathy on the loss of Mike, know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Carol & John.

I always enjoyed talking to Mike. Collected for his cause, in the plant, a few years ago. He was doing so good after the implant. Rest in Peace Mike. My condolences to the Knott family.

With much sympathy to Murray and all the family on this great loss in your family, Thinking of you at this difficult time, Brenda Petch and Joyce Mitchell

Dixie , Murray and family , So very sorry to hear that Mike has passed away. Many years on the ball diamond and on the ice. Always a kind and a care free man .

Murray, Dixie, Diane, Dar, Mark and family: Deepest condolences to you all. Hugs and much love.

I used to see Mike when I worked at MBI Financial he always had a smile on his face. R.I.P Mike

My deepest sympathy to you all at this difficult time. With sincere love, Ashley

So sorry to hear about your loss. Thoughts and prayers for comfort. Great memories of Mike from his dedication of his involvement with sports.

Our thoughts are with the Knott family at this difficult time. Mike will be remembered for the time he spent giving to community sports. He was always ready for a quick chat and a friendly smile.

so very sorry for your loss. Ball tournaments in Blenheim won't be the same without Mike.

Thinking of the entire family . Mike certainly enjoyed his sports and was a valuable asset to the community. Brenda Rumble.

As Murray's first cousins we extend our sympathy to Murray, Jolynne and Jan on the death of their dearly loved Mike. We thank Dixie and Mark for the support they gave Mike as he lived with Parkinson's for over 14 years. To losteMike 3 years after Matthew must be very hard for a special father like Murray. With love and sympathy, Margaret and the 1st cousins.

Our heartfelt sympathy to Murray, Jolynne, and Janet and all the Knott family. Mike was a kind and compassionate man who always took the time to stop and visit. He also gave back generously to his community through the sports that he loved. Mike will most certainly be missed. Rest In Peace, Mike.

Our deepest sympathy Murray to you and your family. Mike was such a good mentor when it came to his love of sports. His advice was always so helpful to the upcoming umpires for hockey or baseball. Mike will be truly missed. Bruce & Joyce 💕

Very sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts are with the Knott family at this time. 💖

We are so very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Knott family.

Murray and family....Blessings and prayers to all. We will miss meeting Mike uptown and having a quick little chat. Don and Anne Gammage

Murray, Betty and family. So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Sorry to hear about the loss of Mike. I played one time, on an ORSA fast ball team that Mike was coaching, and he umpired many of the slo pitch games I played in. May God Bless.

Betty, Murry and all the Knott family. So sorry to hear about Mike, you are in our prayers and thoughts. Hugs. With heartfelt sympathy

Murry, Del and Dixie and the Knot Family, Thinking of you at this difficult time. May Mike's love of baseball and hockey continue to live on in his friends and family. With sincere sympathy.

To the Knott Family: We are thinking of you with sympathy, prayers and caring during this sad time.

We are saddened to learn of Mike's passing. He was a good friend through our school years. We are so sorry for your loss. Janet & Stephen Ross

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Another gone way to young. May peace be with you during this difficult time. RIP Mike.

So sorry for your loss Dixie and family.Love to you all .Hold on to all your memories and cherish them forever Love, Jacquie and Phil

So sad to hear that Mike has passed away. Mike was a nice guy and a good team mate. My condolences to the Knott family and all of Mikes friends....Rest in Peace Mike!

Sor sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this time.

To Murray and all of Mike's family we are so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was a great guy and he will be very missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Played little league baseball with Mike. Hockey as well.Through Mike I got to know the rest of the Knott family. A great bunch !!! Mike will be missed. RIP

Our heartfelt condolences go out to all of Mike's family! Mike was a super guy and a friend to all that knew him! We are so very sorry for his sudden passing! Sincerely, Laird & Joan.

We are saddened to learn of Mike's passing and send our deepest sympathy to the entire Knott family during this very difficult time. Roger & Nancy Cartwright

We a so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Knott family.

Murray and family, our deepest condolences on the passing of Mike. From his days playing hockey for the Blades and Morpeth, to his umpiring and reffing ball and hockey, to his organizing of the “Grandaddy” slopitch tournaments, Mike’s influence on sport in South Kent was felt by so many. His health issues certainly limited his involvement the past few years, but his love of sport and community still shone through whenever we had the chance to talk to him. He will be dearly missed. Bill & Cindy Carnie

Our sincere condolences to the entire Knott family on the sudden passsing of your beloved Mike. He was a wonderful man who will be fondly remembered by many. Arlene (Henderson) and Terry Koehler

The Family of the late Doc Art Huffman's wish to express our condolences to the Knott Family. We had many a good time with Mike playing hockey or watching him referee. He was a nice man.

Thoughts and prayers to the Knott family. Thinking of you Jolynne your Dad will be greatly miss by the whole community. Lorelei

Sincere condolences.

My condolences to the Knott family on the loss of a wonderful man

So sorry to hear of the passing of Mike, hugs, love and condolences, the Mack and Hanson families.

Jolynne, so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. May your memories give you peace. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

My condolances to the Knot family .Rip Mike .

Murray and family - so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Take comfort in your memories and knowing he suffers no more. Hugs to all. Kandace and Eric

To Knott family. So sorry to hear Mikes passing. Mom will be waiting with open arms Rest In Peace

My deepest sympathies to the Knott Family at this heart breaking time. Mike always made me laugh.

Mike was always thinking about giving back , as a referee he was good at be fair and will be missing at making us better as way as being good as the game

So sorry to here of Mike'passing away. No more to suffer but rest in forever peace.

To the Knott family, This is a time of sadness, but gain strength in knowing others care and are thinking of you. Thoughts and prayers are with you all through the challenging days that lie ahead.

Murray and family, condolences. Another great loss in the family. May Mike be in peace now. Thinking and hugging you all.

Sorry Murray and family..Mike was an inspiration to everyone who knew him

Murray and family: Thoughts and prayers arebwith you all during this very difficult time. Will cherish the fond memories of Mike always.

We are still shocked, and so very sad to know Mike has passed. Much love to all. Sincerest sympathies, Shayna, Myra & Don

My heartfelt condolences to the entire Knott family

Murray and family - so very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I have so many memories of our school days, baseball games and hockey games. We will miss chatting with him whenever we happened to meet.

Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Knott family at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

So sorry for your loss. Have many great childhood memories.

So sorry for your loss. From my family to yours ,our deepest sympathies.

My condolences to the Knott family.

So sorry to hear of mike passing. Hugs to family. May he rip

To the Knott family. We are so sad to hear about the sudden loss of Mike. You have our Deepest Sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Knott family.

I'm very sorry to hear about Mike passing ..Mike and I were good friends and I will miss him dearly....

We send our sincere condolences to the Knott family

Murray & family So very sorry to hear of Mikes passing. We had a long friendship thru our baseball days. We always liked to tease each other and always stopped to chat when we ran across each other along the way. Mike will be sadly missed! Keeping you and the family in our thoughts & prayers. 🤗🙏❤️

Murray and Family, we are so sorry to hear of Mike's passing, we are sending our sincere condolences to you and your family, you are in our thoughts and prayers during your time of such sadness!

Murray & family. .we are so sorry to hear about mikes passing. He was an amazing guy and his love of baseball set an amazing example for future ball players and umpires. May all yoyr warm wonderful memories help you through this terrible time...