Mike loved his family, powder skiing, & the mountains.
He worked as a Park Warden, environmental
co-ordinator and ski area specialist for Parks Canada
and after 33 years retired in 2002.
His last years were spent sailing and biking in Penticton, and helping build Chatter Creek,
the cat-skiing lodge that son Dale is part owner.
Mike loved construction and the outdoors and
took special pride in his part of building the
Whitetooth Ski Area which has matured into
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.
Mike is survived by wife Merle, son Dale, (Isabelle)
and Leo, daughter Kathy (Jon), Anastasia & Zoe,
sisters-in-law Helena Moorhouse and Evelyn Matthews.
A ski barbeque is being planned for
late winter at Whitetooth site.
A Mike McKnight Ski Industry Grant is being planned.
It would provide yearly funds for Goldenites planning
a ski related career. Donations can be made to the
Community Fund & left at Glen Ewan’s office.
More details to follow in November.
We all love Mike and miss him.
We also thank Golden for your
unwavering support in building Whitetooth.
What a legacy for a small community!