Audrey Lois Barron Montgomery Knight
October 11, 1925 - July 7, 2022
Audrey Knight had a long and varied life. Born in Trenton, Ontario to William and Florence Barron with whom she lived until the Depression, she was adopted at age 3 and raised by Maud and Walter Montgomery of Wyevale, Ontario.
Audrey is predeceased by her husband of 56 years, William Ross Knight (1922 – 2005) and her sisters Vera Blair and Dorothy Simpson. She is survived by all her children, David Ross Montgomery Knight, Leslie Margaret Knight (Corbin Litto), Susan Elizabeth Cossey, Howard James Knight (Evelyn), Kevin Walter Knight (Beth), and Allan John Knight (Sandi); 17 grandchildren, Jessica, Jackie, Bryn (Michael Arsenault), Rhiannon Jones and Drew Cossey (Lisa), Rob Cossey and Mathew, Katie (Darrin Storrey), Bethany (Karl Winder), Michael (Julia) and Maggie Kelly (Matt Kelly), Leah, James, John, and Jamall, Hayatt (DJ Stanley) and Samarr ( Zach Shute); and 10 great grandchildren, Emmeline and Catherine Cossey, Caleb and Liam Storrey, Emma Winder, Theo Kelly, Declan Knight, Cooper and Amelia Stanley, and Sloane Knight-Shute, with 2 more on the way
Eager to see the world, Audrey left the family farm to join the RAF Women’s Division as a Leading Aircraftwoman (LAW) and to contribute to WWII efforts in New Brunswick. After the war, she studied and worked as a Mothercraft Nurse in Toronto and attended business college. She married in 1949 moving to Maple, Concord and then London Ontario in 1966 where she settled with her family.
Mom took pride and care as a full-time mother and homemaker for almost 20 years. She was happy to see her 6 children grow up healthy and happy into their teens and into adulthood. She launched into the London scene by completing her highschool certificate part time; acting in amateur theater (London Little Theater: Harvey, Oliver, etc); and being a successful real estate agent and travel agent. And it did not stop there. Audrey worked into her 70’s as a member of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaire working at the RCMP and London International Airport and into her 80’s volunteered as a receptionist for the Victorian Order of Nursing.
Audrey came to know Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior in the 1970’s. She was a member of First Baptist Church and Wortley Baptist Church. While she was often found in the choir loft singing, her late husband Ross was in the sound booth mixing the sounds.
Mom enjoyed travel and with Ross enjoyed many trips and cruises around the world.
Thanks to the staff at Kensington Long Term Care who made her comfortable in her final years.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, August 27th at Knollwood Baptist Church, 800 Cheapside Street, London. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. with the celebration at 11 a.m.
Donations in Audrey’s name can be made to Shareword Global (formerly The Gideons) or to Victoria of Order Nurses (VON). For donations and online condolences, please visit www.northviewfuneralchapel.com