KNIGHT, Thomas L. (Tom)

Tom was born on Oct. 24th 1940 and passed away Jan. 8 2014 in Kamloops. The first child of now deceased parents Thomas Leslie Knight Sr. and Ethelmary Ann Knight. In 1945 they made their home in Port Coquitlam where they resided for many years. Tom was a tremendous ball player with a rocket (although somewhat erratic) arm, the speed of a gazelle and the tenacity of a wolverine.’Take no prisoners’ was his motto. His competitive spirit however was somewhat tempered by a wry sense of humour. Tom still has many friends in Port Coquitlam, who will assuredly reminisce over his many escapades. Tom played Little League, Babe Ruth, Connie Mack out of Blue Mountain Park, and for Port Coquitlam and Maple Ridge in the Dewdney League. Tom finished his ball playing days in Golden B.C. where he was considered somewhat of a local hero. Tom attended school at James Park, (when it was a four room school), upstairs at the Aggie Hall, Central School, Viscount Alexander and Port Moody High. Tom is survived by his brothers Dan (Gail) of Maple Ridge and Len (Sheila) of Kamloops, aunt Marge McMillen, the matriarch of the family (she’s 103), and cousins. Tom often expressed regret over the limited amount of time he spent with his niece Glenda and nephews Daren, Landon, Jeff and Jeremy and their families. He had a special place in his heart for his grand nieces and nephews. Tom’s fondness for animals, particularly dogs was another one of his many attributes.

We are saddened by his passing but take comfort in the fact that his suffering is finally over.

Memorial to be announced at a later date.

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