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Maria “Hope” Knight

Posted By Egan Funeral Home On August 7, 2022 @ 11:26 am In Bolton Area,Obituaries | 46 Comments

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Hope Knight passed peacefully at Bethell Hospice, Inglewood on Friday, August 5, 2022, at the age of 64 years, beloved wife of Michael Dolejsi.   Cherished mother of Jennifer and her husband Michael Lymer, and Joshua Knight.  Proud and loving grandmother of Jack Lymer, Benjamin Lymer, and Finn Knight.   Dear sister of Guida Fernandes.  Predeceased by her parents Manuel and Maria Fernandes. 

Hope will be remembered for her compassion, generosity, tenacity, humour and her love for her family and friends. Hope was born in Eiras, Caniço on the island of Madeira, Portugal to her parents Manuel and Maria Fernandes in 1958. Hope immigrated to Toronto, Canada with her parents and sister Guida in 1959. Maria and Manuel worked tirelessly to succeed in Canada and to provide a comfortable life for their children and grandchildren. They instilled in Hope, her drive to work hard for others and the importance of family.   

Hope had the ability to care for everyone she met. She always saw the good in everyone and made it her mission to help anyone she encountered who was in need. She was always armed with her infectious smile and quick wit. She will be dearly missed by her husband Mike, whom she called her angel,  and who showed unending dedication to her and her care. She was inseparable from her beloved sister Guida. She was a devoted mother to her children Jennifer and Joshua, ever present and supportive. She excelled in her role as “Voavie” to her three grandsons who she lived to spoil and cherish. She found her calling when she became a caregiver and provided compassionate care and respite to her clients and their families, many of whom became friends. 

Private funeral arrangements entrusted to Egan Funeral Home, Bolton.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to Bethell Hospice Foundation who provided Hope with compassionate care.

Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com

Condolences for the family of “Maria “Hope” Knight”

Condolence from Ann Lymer on August 7th, 2022 1:21 pm

Our condolences to the family.
Rest In Peace Hope, you were a very special lady.
Bless you
Ann & Phil Lymer

Condolence from Shelagh Lawes on August 8th, 2022 7:56 am

Rest In Peace Hope
Our deepest condolences to your family
God Bless
Shelagh and family

Condolence from Heather Corriveau on August 8th, 2022 8:08 am

Our deepest condolences to Jennifer, Mike, Guida and family in the loss of sweet Hope. May her light continue to shine through her treasured grand babies She will be missed by many. Rest In Peace Hope.
Heather, Phil and Hanna

Condolence from Irene Quintal on August 8th, 2022 8:15 am

Our condolences to the family.
Rest In Peace Hope, you were a very special lady.
Bless you

Irene and Rodrigo
and Carlos

Condolence from Paul and Susan Catania on August 8th, 2022 8:37 am

Please accept our deepest condolences .
She will be in our prayers.

Condolence from Patricia Arruda on August 8th, 2022 8:38 am

Jen and family,
Today and always, may loving memories of your wonderful mom bring you peace, comfort, and strength. She was such a special person. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Lida and Sisto on August 8th, 2022 8:57 am

I am so grateful that I got to know Hope. She was such a caring and loving woman. Our family was fortunate to have Hope come into our lives especially my dad Ovilio. She helped take care of my dad and More importantly provide companionship. She left her mark on this world. She will be missed.

Condolence from Dina Celestin on August 8th, 2022 9:28 am

Jen, sincere condolences to you and family on the passing of your dear mom.

Condolence from Violeta on August 8th, 2022 9:43 am

Our condolences
to the family.
God bless and rest in peace.
Vitor and Violeta Almeida

Condolence from Caroline on August 8th, 2022 9:49 am

Condolences to the family.
Rest in Peace sweet HOPE.
i can never thank you enough for the help you and Mike have given me..
i will miss you..

Condolence from Ann on August 8th, 2022 10:22 am

Sending my sincere condolences to Guida, Jennifer, Joshua and Mike. Hope was such a wonderful lady and was a ‘gift’ to all of us. I am so heartbroken for all of her family. May you R.I.P. with your wonderful parents dear Hope .

Condolence from Faith, Simon, Gabriel, Joseph, Sarah, Maria and Steve De Quintal on August 8th, 2022 11:31 am

Hope was someone special, her name was fitting. Her remarkable gifts and talents continue to live on in all those she loved. May she rest in peace. My sincerest condolences for the loss to her many loved ones. She and you are in my thoughts and prayer, may she rest in peace.

Condolence from Nelson, Marry-Jo de Quintal & Family on August 8th, 2022 11:56 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Condolence from Bill McKetrick on August 8th, 2022 11:57 am

Dear Jen:
I am deeply saddened to hear of Hope’s passing. She was a beautiful, wonderful lady who will always own that special part of my life 50 years ago. Please accept and extend my condolences to your entire family. She will be missed by everyone who knew her……..

Condolence from Agostinho and Mary Quintal on August 8th, 2022 2:32 pm

Our deepest condolences to the family. Our thoughts an prayers are with you all .

Condolence from Amanda Mace on August 8th, 2022 3:23 pm

I am totally saddened to read of Hope’s passing. She was such a beautiful, wonderful and truly amazing lady inside and out who will always have a special place in mine and my children’s hearts…She will be truly missed by everyone who’s path was luckily crossed with hers… she touched our souls in such a n unbelievable way x
Such a magical person x
R.I.P fly with the angels and watch over is all xx

Condolence from Catherine Shantz on August 8th, 2022 4:11 pm

Jennifer, our deepest condolences to you and your entire family. Your mom helped so many families, including ours. We could never have cared for my father without her help and he loved spending time with her.
I will never forget that beautiful smile and wonderful laugh!
Cathy and Marvin Shantz

Condolence from Sherry Rioux on August 8th, 2022 5:09 pm

Guida, Stephen and I are so sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and her family. Please know we are thinking about you. Sherry and Stephen Rioux

Condolence from Nilton Nobrega on August 8th, 2022 6:39 pm

Our deepest condolences for all the closest family, we all will miss the strong, funny and kind-hearted person that Hope was.
We feel so blessed and privileged cause she was part of our life.
RIP Hope you’ll always have a special place in our heart.

Fatima, Nilton, Sara and Rúben.

Condolence from Regina & Tom Atsaves on August 8th, 2022 7:33 pm

Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your cherished mom, wife, grandmother and sister. May your found memories of Hope comfort you during this difficult time . God Bless

Regina & Tom Atsaves and family

Condolence from Carolyn and John Hodgins on August 8th, 2022 8:03 pm

Our deepest sympathies goes our to you all at this very sad time . We met Hope when she came to care for our ailing mother. Her kind gentle ways gave us comfort. It was through her that I gained strength to face each new day.
She was our angel then, her caring and compassionate ways spoke for them self. To think not soon after looking after Mom she had to go through this, is so sad. I called her our angel then and she will now be your angel looking down from above . Thinking of you all and know she will never be forgotten.

Sincerely ,
Carolyn & John Hodgins

Condolence from Maristela e Yan Karlo. on August 8th, 2022 8:12 pm

Guida, Jennifer, Josh, Mike, and all of Fernandes/Nobrega’s family, my sincere condolences.

Hope was a tireless person in caring for others. I know she will be greatly missed by everyone, especially her grandchildren (Jack, Ben, and Finn). Grandma is a mom twice, and she was an awesome grandma. I will keep her beautiful smile and wonderful laugh in my memories until the day we can meet again, in a place where there is no pain or suffering.

I wish God to comfort your hearts and bring peace to all.

Condolence from The Hobbs’ on August 8th, 2022 9:30 pm

Jen, Guida, Mike and Josh and the boys,

We are so sorry for you loss. hope was a bright light that will be truly missed.

Lots of love

Amanda Nate Henry and Eddie

Condolence from Grâce & Frank Cabral on August 8th, 2022 11:22 pm

Our heartfelt condolences to all the family. Praying our Lord will bless and comfort you with his love and peace during this difficult time.

Grace & Frank Cabral and family.

Condolence from Linda on August 8th, 2022 11:30 pm

Dear Guida, our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your beloved sister Hope

Linda & karin

Condolence from Ruth Barker on August 9th, 2022 7:35 am

The Angel looking down from above. What a perfect description from Carolyn and John. It never mattered what was going on in Hope’s life, she could always look at the bright side of things with a sense of humour.
I have a slight cold so I am sorry I cannot attend to say goodbye to Hope and wish her all the best for her next adventure.
Mike, Jennifer, Joshua, Guida and family, my sincere condolences for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Love Ruth

Condolence from Teresa Tresnak on August 9th, 2022 4:20 pm

Dear Jen and Family,
Please accept my heart felt condolences on the passing of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Stacey Lymer on August 9th, 2022 4:46 pm

The Vuvster will forever be remembered for her kindness and whitty remarks. I will never forget the cottage weekends where dessert became the breakfast of choice.

Jen, Josh, Guida and family my thoughts are with you.

Love Auntie Stacey

Condolence from Nancy Quintal and Family on August 9th, 2022 5:38 pm

Dear Guida, Mike, Jen, Josh, and family,

Our deepest condolences on the loss of our Prima Esperança. She will always be remembered with a smile. May she rest in peace in God’s loving arms. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Love, Daniel, Maria, Nancy, Ricky, Emma and Elizabeth

Condolence from Ida & Enzo Petrone on August 9th, 2022 8:34 pm

Our deepest condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Rest In Peace Hope.❤️

Love, Ida & Enzo Petrone and Family

Condolence from Rob McConnell on August 10th, 2022 6:42 am

My sincere condolences to your family. Hope was instrumental in helping our family provide care and support for my parents. She was thoughtful, caring and passionate about helping others who were struggling and needed love and support. I feel fortunate to have known her and am grateful for the care and interest she took in our family. She was an amazing lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Rob McConnell

Condolence from Carol & Ros on August 10th, 2022 8:20 am

Dear Guida, Jenn , Josh & Family,
Words cannot express how saddened we are …
A beautiful soul ~ Hope touched lives in the very best way, always offering her kindness, thoughtfulness and very generous with her laughter!
We send you all our heartfelt condolences and comfort … know we are here for you always.
With Love Carol ~ Ros

Condolence from Antoinette on August 10th, 2022 12:20 pm

My deepest condolences to the entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Laila Velocci on August 10th, 2022 12:37 pm

My deepest condolences to the entire family on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. may God bless you. RIP.

Condolence from Veronika Zydron on August 10th, 2022 2:30 pm

My deepest condolences to you and your family Jen. May your mom’s soul rest in peace and your memories with her provide comfort. I am keeping you all in my prayers.

Condolence from Franca Genio on August 10th, 2022 6:03 pm

My heartfelt condolences to the whole family. Hope was a beautiful person inside and out. Full of life and always cheerful. Always ready to help someone in need. I will never forget you Hope. Heaven needed another Angel. Rest In Peace! Prayers for the whole family through this difficult time.

Condolence from Annie Crooks on August 11th, 2022 6:34 pm

Dear Jennifer and Family:
May your beloved Mother rest in peace among the saints in the light of God’s love.
Peace and prayers.

Condolence from Emily and Chris on August 12th, 2022 7:22 am

To Jen and family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of your wonderful mother. May her memory live on in all of you.
Deepest condolences,
The Bonnici Family

Condolence from The Foard Family on August 12th, 2022 8:36 am

To Jen and family,
We are very sorry for your loss. Hope’s kind smile and friendly words will be missed. Our thoughts with you.

Condolence from Laureen Bellio on August 12th, 2022 8:34 pm

Dear Jennifer and family.

I offer you my condolences in the loss of your beloved mom and grandmother.
You are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

Laureen Bellio

Condolence from Irma Bevk-Giuliani & family on August 14th, 2022 5:43 pm

Dear Jennifer and family,

Wishing you and your family peace, comfort, courage, and sending our thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow.

Condolence from John Nobrega on August 15th, 2022 2:18 pm

God Bless your kind soul, Esperanca.
My deepest condolences.

Condolence from Joseph, Anne, Theresa-Mae, Tessie and Alex on August 15th, 2022 9:45 pm

Our sincere condolences to Mike and Hope’s children, grand children and sister. May Hope rest in peace with no more pain and suffering.

Condolence from Margaret de Sousa Proctor on August 21st, 2022 1:43 pm

I came across Hope’s obituary by chance. What a shock to read that an old friend and classmate that I hadn’t seen in decades has passed away. I remember vividly Hope’s smile. She was always happy and radiated sunshine. My deepest condolences to her family.

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Condolence from Darryl Latendresse on September 12th, 2022 9:34 am

Hope you are an amazing woman with such a big heart. I think about you everyday and everything you’ve done for me and go out of your way to help those in need. You changed my life, you gave me hope in my future and my deepest condolences go to you and your beautiful family. May peace be with.

Condolence from Gail Powell on December 5th, 2022 8:54 pm

Hope was a beautiful soul. She helped to arrange care for my elderly dad and every few months she would connect with him and me just to check in and say Hello. She was a lovely, thoughtful and kindhearted person. I’m sorry for your loss. ❤️

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