KNOTT, Mrs. Jean (nee Coates), of Caressant Care on Bonnie Place, St. Thomas, passed away at her late residence on Sunday, December 23, 2012, in her 85th year. Wife of the late Hiram E. Knott (1992). Jean will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving member of her own immediate family, having been predeceased by five sisters, Ruth, Edith, Sylvia, Rose and Laura, and three brothers, John, Clayton, and Theodore. Born in Simcoe, ON, February 26, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Ethel (nee Matthews) Coates. The funeral service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday, December 27th at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Relatives and friends will be received by the family from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice gratefully acknowledged.