John Robert KNIGHT

Passed away on September 27, 2021 at Warrnambool.

Loving husband of ‘Ann’ (dec.).

Loved father of Ben and Josh.

Loving step-father of Paul, Fiona, Simon and Luke.

Loved grandfather of ‘John’ to Talia, Nakia, Shayla and Jyron.

Private Funeral due to attendance restrictions



Funeral Notice


The Service will be Live Streamed on TUESDAY (October 5) commencing at 2p.m., it can be viewed on the ‘Streaming’ section of our website


  1. For my Uncle John,
    there is sadness in my heart, but also memories I will always cherish.
    Sending love and hugs to Ben & Josh and also to family and friends that were lucky enough to have known this beautiful soul. ❤️

    Gail Farfalla October 5, 2021
  2. John was an amazing man, a true role model and someone you could only aspire to be ‘your a daughter to me’ he use to always say and to me he was a grandfather to paityn, he taught me so much and was always there when i needed him, he will be missed so much by so many, he was a 0ne in a lifetime type of person

    Love you and miss you john x

    Monique Gray October 5, 2021
  3. To my great uncle John.
    Thank you for a lifetime of great memories that always included words of wisdom followed by a smile.
    We will miss you.

    Melissa October 5, 2021
  4. My Great Mate John. The times we spent talking, working together and many cups of coffee shared. Our stories told over (good and bad).If you can say anything about a man that Distinguishes him from others is John was a good man and would go out of his way to help others and do no one harm. I am very saddened at the lose of John. My mate is gone but I will never forget you.
    Rest at peace John with Ann.
    My deepest condolences to his Sons Ben, Josh and to all others close to him

    Steven Johnson October 5, 2021
  5. Top bloke. The real deal. Sadly missed Murray

    Murray KINGSLEY October 5, 2021
  6. My heart is broken and my world is a much sadder place now that you’re gone Uncle John. You were always there for all of us growing up, teaching us how to swim, letting us ‘play’ hairdressers on your head for hours, that it’s always time for a cup of tea and your jokes, you always joked around with us. I remember those huge bowls you ate your weetbix out of and the huge cups you drank tea from! Always so patient with us kids, we loved your visits, especially when you’d bring Nan and Aunty Sue and arrive in the early hours of the morning usually bringing us food because our parents were going through a rough week and had no money left to buy food for us kids. Those early morning arrivals usually meant sitting around the kitchen table drinking tea and eating biscuits you’d brought with you. R.I.P Uncle John, reunited with Ann, Nan, Pa and your Sisters. Loved, missed but never forgotten xx
    Condolences to Ben and Josh, sending you both huge hugs and love xx

    Wendy Holland October 4, 2021
  7. John was a very caring and generous man. He always had time for a cuppa after using his time, talent and skills to fix or fashion your request. He was a proud Vietnam Veteran. John
    proudly carried the Australian flag and led the first Panmure Anzac Day march down the road in step with the bagpipes. The shine on his boots mirrored his glistening cheeks. An emotional and proud time for us all. Thank you. Vale, John.
    Glenda Hirth and Paul Moroney.

    glenda hirth October 4, 2021
  8. John was a great man with a big heart and very caring nature. It was a real pleasure to have both he and Ann as friends over many years. We have many happy memories of times spent together. Our love and sympathy to Ben, Josh and all the family.
    Rest peacefully John. Ann and Rodney Lloyd. Kylie and Tim Lay and family.

    A and R Lloyd October 4, 2021
  9. Farewell John, you, like a lot of us ,served your country with pride and distinction.
    Will miss our catchups at the supermarket. RIP.

    3789302 Pte KnightJR
    2 Transport Platoon
    22 April 1967- 9 April 1968
    Lest We Forget

    Michael Cain October 2, 2021
  10. Johnee, (knightsy).

    Very sad news. Always had a laugh when we met .
    Both good and bad times.

    My condolences to the family.

    Cheers Mate
    David Shangie
    Vietnam Veteran.

    David Shangie October 2, 2021
  11. My Uncle John… my first memories of him are paying us 10c to comb his hair. Then telling us in his later years that we are the reason he lost all his hair….(we combed it all out..!!)
    He was always laughing and chasing us… always the one to look after anyone in need..!!
    I am quite sad that Covid has taken away the ability to see you off with our huge family.We will all be at home talking about a wonderful Uncle who will be sadly missed… I send all my love to his 2 sons
    Josh and Ben… big virtual hugs from me and hopefully we will all be able to get together soon…😘🥰

    michelle brooks September 30, 2021
  12. John what an amazing man a hero, father grandfather my 2nd dad I will miss our good times the bus trips all those chats & cuppas I will miss that smile till we meet again love u forever & always Andrea xxx

    Andrea brady September 30, 2021
  13. Uncle John was a huge part of my Life growing up. He was a very special brother and brother in law to my mum (Faye) and Dad Stan. He loved us kids and when he was around we had so much fun. He had a heart of Gold, a tough exterior but was a softy inside. He served this Country as a Vietnam vet and like many others came home with no hero’s welcome and just got on with life. He took care of his mum (My nan) after Grandpa died, taking on responsibilities of the man of the house. He was the carer, the listener, the protector for his brothers and sisters. He was much loved, will be so missed and never forgotten. All my love UNC. Till we meet again…….

    Leanne Phillips September 29, 2021
  14. To my loving and caring father there’s no words to describe what you mean to me you are one in a million. I love you forever until we meet again dad love josh

    Joshua knight September 29, 2021