Messages for the Family of KNIGHT, Victor
From: Don Cohen
My sincere condolences on the passing of Victor
He was always a kind and gentle soul, and a delight to work with in the film industry.
All my best Kathleen
From: Barbara Rosenthal (Sacks)
Dear family, my sincerest condolences to all of you . I had the privilege of being able to work with Victor in the 60’s.. What a fine man he was! I thought about him over the years......happy to see he lived so long. Unfortunately life ends....Sadly, Barbara
From: Moish Kanatkin
I am so saddened today to hear of Victor's passing.
I was a student in the first year of the 3 year theatre program at the Dome between 1973-76 and count those year as a blessing in my life. Victor Knight was a wonderfully patient, and understanding teacher mentor and friend and a great contributor to the growth of English theatre in Montreal.
I know that he will be sorely missed by many in and out of the theatre community.
May his star shine brightly in the firmament forever.
From: Rita Stafford
We fondly remember you and Victor coming into Coffee Gourmet all those years ago. Today we send you our thoughts, our prayers and many hugs.
Rita, Lynn and Donna Stafford
From: Peter Blais
Sending you big hugs and lots of love Kathleen.
From: ian finlay
Dear Kathleen; I am so saddened to hear of Victor's passing. Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. Victor was already a longstanding member of the Montreal acting community when we met over forty-two years ago and in a strange kind of way it seemed as if he would always be part of our community. He will be sadly missed by those who knew him but please remember Kathleen, that his work with AFBS will live on and continue to be appreciated by both current and even future members of Actra.
From: Susan Roman
I am a graduate of the first year Theater Arts program at the Dome, and Victor was not only my teacher, he was my friend. His words of wisdom (and there were many!) stay with me to this day. "An actor's job is looking for work - when he finds it, he's on vacation." Victor was a kind and gentle soul who was simply incapable of harsh criticism, choosing to defuse any tensions that arose with grace and humor. He instilled in us a love and respect for the theater and, most importantly, the idea that we, as actors, should be worthy of that same high regard. His legacy will live on and on and on, a testament to a life so very well-lived. My deepest sympathy to Kathleen and Victor's family.
From: Rosina Bucci
My deepest condolences to Victor's family and loved ones.
From: Patricia LaRiviere
I was a student at the Dome - in the 2nd graduating class. Victor was always kind to me - and I am grateful to have known him. He cast me to play a man in the first Shakespeare show I had ever done - it was not a large part but a challenge to a 17 year old! I was fortunate to have seen Victor a few times in the last year and his memories of his past students was amazing. I know he will be missed and I send my condolences to Kathleen and his family. May your many memories of Victor give you comfort.
Victor was such a smart and kind man. He will be missed by many I'm sure. Kathleen, I hope you're doing as well as you can be during this time.
From: Carol Wiens
Sorry to hear of Victor's passing. He was a kind and thoughtful person and will be missed by all who knew him. Our sincere condolences Rob Michel & Carol Wiens
From: Monica margolis
I only knew victor for a short time. Just from this brief time I regret not having met him as a young man. He was so full of life and a kind and gentle man. I hope you will find the strength to get through this and please come and visit us at Westmountone any time.
From: Shumi (Elizabeth) Rowson
I remember Victor being a lovely man, and a great acting teacher and mentor. He was able to be honest but kind in his feedback to us, in our first years of treading the boards.
He also had a wonderful dry sense of humour, and one of his first lessons included the words....
“One of the most important things to remember about the Theatre is you must always sit close to the exit.......because most of what you see, will leave you wanting to run for the hills.....”
I’ve been passing on those words of Victor’s for over30 years, and the story always makes people smile.
Class of 1985
From: Samuel Scarowsky
May your family bear no more sorrow in your loss of a "TRUE KNIGHT". He will be missed dearly … but, will always be remembered in my heart, as later on I realized how much he helped me in my career.
Victor was my teacher in 1973. I remember that he would say three words and how differently they could be spoken, Those three words were, "I LOVE YOU". The first play I was ever cast in was Twelfth Night, which he directed.
From: Carol ANN
June 29, 2019
Victor and Bert ran the Dome Theater.in Montreal
My dear friend Susan and fellow Dome classmate were just talking about Victor a few months before his passing. I wish I had called him to say Hello...
Victor loved his students, I can still see him in his tweed blazers with his cigarettes, sitting in the bleachers with his legs crossed giving us direction with his trademark cigarette dangling from his finger tips.
Victor loved Shakespeare and insisted we theater students learn to appreciate fully the prolific writings of the Bard.. Victor was an Expert in Shakespeare's works and plays.
I was by far the youngest student they ever had in this theater program plucked from my last year of high school at the age of 15 having just been selected to the Dome Theater College Program, and Victor promised my worried Mom nothing would happen to me only that I would thrive in the Joy of Theater and in the Art and Craft of Acting...
I won't ever forget Victor and neither will his devoted theater students nor will I forget his teachings, his acting talents and directorial insights over the many years at the Dome Theater in the Magical City of Montreal
Rest in Peace....Victor.....
You are a Good Kind Man......
Your loyal student