Sally (Knight) Daft, 72, of Port Charlotte, FL, passed away October 29th, 2020, at an assisted living facility in Englewood, FL. Sally died from kidney failure, while fighting dementia.
Sally was born November 25, 1947, in Petoskey, MI, the daughter of Francis (Bud) and Eleanor Knight.
She grew up making fond memories with cousins and school friends in Petoskey, MI, and graduated from Petoskey High School in 1965. She attended North Central Michigan College for two years. She then earned a teaching degree in 1969 from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Sally taught Spanish for the next 29 years for the Brandon School System in Ortonville, Michigan. She took various trips to Central and South America to enjoy the Latino culture and increase her understanding of the language.
On August 15th, 1975, she married Ernie Daft. They lived in Linden, MI, but spent summers on Drummond Island in the Upper Peninsula. They retired to Drummond Island and bought a cabin on Pigeon Bay, which they enlarged and refurbished.
They vacationed in Florida for most winters. In 2015 they moved to Orange Beach, AL, which made it much easier for Ernie to get cancer treatments. Ernie died in December, 2017.
Sally moved to Port Charlotte, FL, in late 2019 to be near Ernie’s daughter, Jodie Daft. She is survived by her step-son Philip J. Daft, and step-daughter Jodie Daft and Richard Jobin, grandchildren Jami and Ryan Wilson, great-granddaughters Rylin and Raylee Wilson, and by her brother Jeff Knight.
Sally was preceded in death by her husband Ernie Daft, her father Bud Knight, her mother Eleanor Knight, and her sister-in-law Brenda (Hiller) Knight. Sally’s cremated remains will be buried alongside her husband’s on Drummond Island.