Knight,  Allan John

Obituary of Knight, Allan John

Allan John Knight was a devoted husband, father, jack-of-all-trades, and friend. He left this world on August 14, 2022, at 69 years of age. Al is lovingly remembered by his wife, best friend and the love of his life, Lucine, and their children Barry (Katy), Emily (Sam), and Billy. His life is celebrated by mother-in-law Genevieve; brothers-in-law Malcolm (Arlene) and Derek (Rose); sister-in-law Angela; sister Janet (Larry); and brother Ken; and numerous nieces and nephews. Al is profoundly missed, but there is peace found in knowing that he has joined his parents Milton and Doris, brother Larry, father-in-law George, and brothers-in-law Mike and Ricky. Born in Ponoka, Alberta on May 12, 1953, Al moved to the beautiful east coast in his early adulthood. Here, he owned a sports store, a bike shop and had a fulfilling career as an aircraft engine inspector. Al approached everything in life with intention, precision, and incredible attention to detail. No task too big or too small, he was always up for the challenge. He expressed his creativity in many ways by being the most loyal handyman to friends and family, by volunteering his time to assist with sound and lighting at the Summerside Community Church and Jubilee Theatre, or by fixing someone’s bike on a whim if they stopped by the house. His kind demeanour and welcoming nature made anyone around him feel at ease. To no one’s surprise, when Al retired, he quickly found lots of projects to keep him busy. He chased his dream and successfully restored his 1973 Triumph TR6, a car he bought in his twenties. During this time, he also started working at Source for Sports in Summerside, a job he loved that showcased his innate way of connecting with others. It wasn’t just sharpening skates for Al, it was a way to carefully consider every detail and to do something meaningful for others. And to Al, that meant the world. Al’s family would like to express their immense gratitude to the team at Prince County Hospital and East Prince Funeral Home for their care and support during this time. There will be a private celebration of life for his immediate family at a later date. To all who knew him, Al was never in a rush. As we take this time to reflect on his life and the countless things we adored about him, it is evident that we could all take a page out of Al’s book: slow down, take time for others, have a long chat, and sharpen your skates. Resting at East Prince Funeral Home, 245 Pope Road, Summerside PE. If you would like to send a condolence to his family, please click Online Condolences below or send an email directly to
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