Knost- Ernst Robert of St. Thomas passed away on Wednesday September 19, 2012 at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Ann Sophie (Bock) Knost and loving father of Willie (Phyllis) Knost of Dorchester, Gabe (Ken) Waite of St. Thomas, Chris (Larry) Shelton of St. Thomas and the late Hans Bock (Evelyn ) of St. Thomas. Proud grandfather of Patrick (Marilyn), Sarina (Rick), Jennifer (Chris), Marie, Derek (Brandie), Renee, Cody, Scott, Shelley (Vince), Corrie, Jamie (Shannon), David (Angela), David, Debbie, Darlene , Diana and was predeceased by grandson Shawn. Loved great grandfather of Logan, Corigan, Colton, Liam, Nathan, Alex, Sophie, Trey, Owen, Kylee, Jade, Josh, Trish, Amber and Alicia, also survived by several nieces and nephews. Ernst was born December 8, 1928 in Germany, the son of the late Johanna and Wilhelm Knost. He was retired from the Ford Motor Company. He was an avid soccer player and also coached minor soccer. He was also a St. Thomas Barons and Stars fan.
Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Donations may be made to the Cancer Society.