Monday, April 03, 2006


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I don’t feel like writing a blog but I feel that I must with this one.

Juanita McKnight will be buried in the morning and it is indeed a sad story.

Once I heard the emotional story late on Friday evening? At first, I just couldn’t or wouldn’t believe it.

I phoned a friend and he told me that it was true that Juanita died earlier in the day.

What really got me was when the caller told me she was a mother of three young kids.

I met Juanita twice.

The only reason I went to 92.3 Fred FM was the way she was rallying the troops on the air.

In the past, I heard her encouraging the troops to give 1,000 winter jackets for the poor people.

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This time around she was going all out for the Fredericton Soup Kitchen.

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92.3 Fred FM heard the Soup Kitchen was broken into and they were coming to the rescue.

The damage was over $10,000 but she had in her mind that the radio station was going to collect $15,000!!!

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At the end, the Soup Kitchen received over $30,000!!!

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Myself, I just had to meet this General who was rallying the soldiers to help the poor.

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She should have heard her voice??? That voice will stay in my mind till the end of times.

Once at the station, I was introduced to Juanita. She was very friendly. She just sat behind the mike and smile.

I told her to wave her arms in the air as she was rallying the citizens for money.

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Days later, I showed up 20 minutes after the deadline and this was the last time I saw her alive.

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I received this note from her-

Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 21:40:38 -0800 (PST)
From: "charles leblanc" View Contact Details Add Mobile Alert

Subject: THANKS....

Thanks for the mention...

This was the last time I heard from her beside her voice on the radio.

I took this news very hard even if I hardly knew her as a person.

So once again, it was debate time with my best friend of 40 years the Priest.


I just couldn’t understand why this should be allowed to happen?

Months ago, it was Father Daniel Thivierge who died at a very young age of 31 years old.


Why do outspoken jerks like myself keep on living while good decent individuals dies?

Dominick Eden is another one who comes to my mind.

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Ohh that’s right??? The good die young!!!…Sorry this is not a joking story but seriously?

Think for a minute of all the people who dies at a very young age every single day around this Globe that we will never heard about????

The question is why????

It sure puts your faith to the test???


As my Priest often say - It’s not for us to understand now but we will truly understand later.

Can you imagine if there was no life after death? Very scary tought?????

Juanita will be buried in the morning and the whole crew of 92.3 FRED FM will be there.


You won’t heard any voice from the radio station Tuesday and my blog will not allowed comments in respect of this fine individual.

I confronted Kelly Lamrock this afternoon and her name will be mentioned in the Legislature tomorrow.

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There’s nothing more than I can do but to tell everyone that she was a fantastic human being!

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As George Piers said - When she said that she was going to get something done? She truly got it done!


She sure did and we have lost a fantastic human being.

I walked into the station this morning and the crew allowed me to take this picture.

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The atmosphere isn’t a happy one and who can blame them?

My deepest sympathy to her family.

Her three kids range between the age of 5 and 10!!!

Maybe the radio station with the help of the Soup Kitchen can set up a trust fund for her kids but that’s outta my league.

Good Bye Juanita!!!!

You sure left your mark in the Capital and we will never forget you!!!

God bless and good bye!!!!

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You can read a note left by the staff at 92.3 Fred Fm by clicking here -


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04/03/2006 MCKNIGHT, JUANITA C. Juanita C. McKnight, 31, of Irishtown, passed away at The Moncton Hospital on Friday, March 31, 2006 as the result of a pedestrian-car accident in Moncton on Thursday, March 30, 2006. Born in Moncton, Juanita was the daughter of Grant Davey of Irishtown and Carol-Ann (Beers) Davey-Gallant (Romeo) of Irishtown. Juanita was employed as a disc jockey with 92-3 FRED-FM in Fredericton and formerly with Rock 103, Moncton. Juanita attended Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church and was a graduate of Moncton High School and Atlantic Baptist University. She was a former member of McKee's Mills 4H Club and former Short Horn Lassie with the NB Short Horn Association (1991) and was a very active member of the Irishtown Boys and Girls Club. She was a former youth ambassador of Moncton and she presented a scroll desk to the then Governor General Honorable Ray Hnatyshyn. Juanita was very musical, she enjoyed playing the piano, writing and composing her own music and was a former member of the musical group Over Joy. An avid reader, she also loved to barbecue on the deck. Besides her parents, Juanita will be sadly missed by her husband, Brett and their 3 children, MacKenzie, Alex and Mikey; maternal grandparents, Ivan and Jean Beers of Irishtown, paternal grandmother, Dorothea (Dolly) Davey of Pictou, NS; sister, Tami Davey, Irishtown; brothers, Danny Davey (Cara) and Chris Davey (Angelina) both of Indian Mountain; one niece, Layne; one nephew, Hayden; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation at Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995), Monday, 2-4, 7-9pm. Funeral service at Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home Chapel, Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at 11am, Rev Sterling Penney officiating. Reception following the service. Interment Fairhaven Memorial Gardens. In Juanita's memory, donations to the Friends of The Moncton Hospital (Pediatrics) or memorial of choice would be appreciated by her family.
[Daily Gleaner]

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Maybe she was an angel? Sure looks like it by this picture.

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