His is a success story - a remarkable career in the automobile industry. He succeeded, expanded and became a highly respected business leader in Regina, Moose Jaw and elsewhere. Ted Knight passed away on Friday.
I'll remember Ted for his 10 years with the Regina Pats. He and Bill Hicke, Morley Gusway, Jack Nichol and Huddy Bell owned the Pats for 10 years through 1996. Those were good times. If Hicke wasn't cutting up the Warriors and Moose Jaw, Knight jumped in. On one occasion he got Warriors fans all fired up when he called our city "a village".
I remembered that and many years later I happened to see Ted Knight in Moose Jaw. He was at the Hillcrest Golf Club, putting on a golf day for his local employees. He recognized me and said, "Hello".
I said, "Hello, Mr. Knight. Welcome to the Village Club!" We had a good laugh.
Ted Knight, by the way, was a pretty good hockey player when he was a kid. He played junior for the Winnipeg Braves when they won the Memorial Cup in 1958.
Friends and family will say "so long" to Ted Knight at a memorial service tomorrow afternoon at the Conexus Arts Centre.