Murray McKnight

Obituary of Murray McKnight

Murray passed away suddenly at home while working on his farm, on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.  Born in Wiarton, Ontario, on March 23, 1946, Murray James McKnight of RR#3 Tara, was in his 75th year.

Beloved husband of Nancy McKnight (née Wagner) for 51 years.  Loving father of Jennifer Taylor (John) of Owen Sound and Kevin McKnight (Shine) of Allenford.  Cherished Papa of Reese and Maya Taylor, Jolie, Grayden and Finn McKnight.  Dear brother of Gord McKnight (Nancy), Jean Taylor (Wayne), Marlene Morrison (Roy), and brother-in-law of Linda McKeen (Jim), Jim Wagner (Janette) and Brian Wagner (Jennifer).   Murray will also be missed by his many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours.

Predeceased by his parents Elgin and Annie McKnight, sister-in-law Donna McKnight, and his nephew Jeff Rouse.

Murray’s passion was his grandchildren and watching them play sports.  He also loved the farm life, vintage tractors, and his Wednesday morning coffee group.

Public visitation will be held at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 – 14th St. W., Owen Sound, 519-376-7492, on Sunday, July 19th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, 50 people will be allowed in the building at any given time, and visitors are asked to wear a mask and follow physical distancing rules.  A private funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday, July 20, 2020.  Extended family and friends are welcome to watch the funeral service via live stream by visiting the funeral home website, on Monday, July 20th at 11 a.m.  Interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of choice would be appreciated.  Online condolences can be sent by visiting Murray’s memorial at

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