John “Pete” Knight (December 27, 1941 - July 21, 2023)

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John “Pete” Knight
  • December 27, 1941
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  • July 21, 2023

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John (Pete) Knight 81, of Tavares Florida (formally of Bristol Connecticut) passed away peacefully with his loving wife at his side on July 21, 2023 after a lengthy illness. John was the beloved husband of Wilma Sauer Knight and loving father of Rodney Knight and predeceased Step-Son David Kehaya.

In addition to his loving wife and children he leaves his sister Lee and husband Rocky Normandin, 4 nephews and one niece. Also predeceased sister Doreen and husband Alva LaGasse. Daughter in law Michelle Kehaya and three beautiful granddaughters, Elise, Lily, and Alexis Kehaya. The girls loved their Pepere dearly.

John was born December 27, 1941 in St. Leonard, New Brunswick, Canada. John served in the Armed Forces as a paratrooper and was a proud member of the 82nd Airborne.

John was a very hard-working talented man with a passion for working his hands. He was a perfectionist in everything that he did.

John loved fishing, hunting, camping, playing setback, playing concentration with granddaughters, and watching westerns (Gunsmoke). One of his favorite activities was going to the casino. John was also noted to make a mean whiskey sour drink.

John will be deeply missed by family and friends, especially Tim and Jeannie Martin.

In Johns memory, please remember his sense of humor, stories and his love for his country and family.

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  1. Fran Sceblo lit a candle:
    06 Aug 2023
    Lit since August 6, 2023 at 8:28:23 PM

  2. Fran Sceblo says:
    06 Aug 2023
    My deepest sympathy to Wilma and family for their loss. May John rest in peace in God's heavenly kingdom. Sincerely, Fran Sceblo

  3. Jeannie posted an image:
    27 Jul 2023

  4. Jeannie lit a candle:
    27 Jul 2023
    Lit since July 27, 2023 at 7:43:25 PM

  5. Jeannie says:
    27 Jul 2023
    Rest in peace John. No more pain. You will be missed so much. We will miss playing setback and all your beautiful stories. We will take care of your beautiful wife Wilma.
    Tim and Jeannie

  6. Jeannie says:
    27 Jul 2023
    John, you are in God's hands now. No more pain. You will greatly missed. Loved our setback games and all of your stories.
    Tim and Jeannie

  7. Jeannie says:
    27 Jul 2023
    Rest in peace dear John. You will be missed so much. We will miss all of your interesting stories and laughs. No more pain for you. Rest in God's arms.
    Love Tim and Jeannie

  8. Cheryl Folsom says:
    27 Jul 2023
    John I will miss your quick wit and your infectious smile. You always had a twinkle in your eye that warmed my heart. You will be missed but not forgotten. Love you, Cheryl Folsom

  9. Thomas Senk says:
    27 Jul 2023
    Always be remembered in our hearts.
    Damn good tradesman, friend, brother of mine.
    Rest in peace my brother your work here is over. We miss you for sure and the whiskey sours. Condolences to family n hugs to Willie

  10. Colleen says:
    27 Jul 2023
    Oh John. You will be missed. Many, many fun memories of camping and Family gatherings.
    Sorry I never got to buy you that dog we always talked about around the campfire.
    I will absolutely miss those whiskey sours. Rest in Peace John. Give em hell up there. Colleen

  11. Lori Stephenson says:
    27 Jul 2023
    John, I will miss you and I'm glad your at peace. Love you always.

  12. Mora Leahy says:
    27 Jul 2023
    Uncle John, I am sorry that we did not have very much time together. So glad to have been able to share texts and facebook messages since you were so far away. I will continue to do that with Aunt Wilma though ☺ May you find a great fishing spot among the clouds - you can now say when you're fishing, you're in Heaven! I will always remember you with a smile. I hope that Tony Bennett will be singing you a song or two....may you both rest in peace now.

  13. Mike & Donna Hatcher says:
    27 Jul 2023
    Great friend, and many good stories. Loved his sense of humor. John's life is truely a living novel. The 82nd Airborne Has gained another Soul in God's kingdom with his last jump from Earth.
    As John said, "Any jump that you can stand and walk away from is a good jump". I know in my heart that the parachute opened and it was a good jump. John walked into the House of our Lord.

  14. Mora Leahy posted an image:
    27 Jul 2023
    John cooking at Cape Cod campsite
    John cooking at Cape Cod campsite

  15. Mora Leahy lit a candle:
    27 Jul 2023
    Lit since July 27, 2023 at 7:50:18 PM

  16. Wilma Knight says:
    27 Jul 2023
    Rest in peace my loving husband. You are in my heart forever.

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