Dawn Knowles

Dawn Knowles

Dawn Knowles

December 10, 1968~April 04, 2018

Dawn Marie Knowles (Courtney) 49, of Holiday, FL; formerly of Grand Island, NY, loving wife of Michael; loving mother of Christopher and Allen; dearest daughter of Gary and Carlene (Schweitzer) Courtney; dear sister of Michele Wasson (Courtney) and Gary (Courtney) Courtney.

She had a passion for teaching for the past 18 years. Her work with her kids reached beyond the classroom. Her “babies” as she called them were molded and guided from their first day of kindergarten until their high school graduations, which she always attended. She loved working with her team and staff at Richey Elementary, she felt they were a wonderful group of people who worked very hard every day to make a difference in the lives of children. Her smile and love for life was contagious. She loved baking for her family, friends and co-workers and helping out in the community. She will be dearly missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Richey Elementary, Dawn Knowles Memorial Fund, 6850 Adams Street, New Port Richey, FL 34652 or to support the family, donations can be made in Dawn’s name to Suncoast Credit Union, Account# 0006114216-0001


Jeanette Tussing (Aunt)

April 5, 2018, 12:00 am

Such a beautiful person to be taken too soon. I love you and you will be missed soooo deeply.

Veronica Bobala (Friend)

April 5, 2018, 12:00 am

When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know!

Thanks for continuing to look over us!

Leigh Surowiec (Friend)

April 5, 2018, 12:00 am

My condolences to everyone Lin Dawn’s family.
I cannot express to you my sadness that Dawn has passed away.
I will miss her. She was a wonderful friend and the love she had for her family was what everyone should strive for.
Rest In Peace my friend.
Until we meet again ❤️❤️

Debbie and Mark Allen (Friends of her sister Michele)

April 6, 2018, 12:00 am

Sending prayers to the family. So sorry for your loss. 🙏

Michelle leal (Friend)

April 6, 2018, 12:00 am

We are going to miss her very much. She was such an amazing person. She loved her family very much and would not let anything happen to them. She was the most passionate teacher I have ever met. She is was a wonderful friend to everyone. She will be gratefully missed.

Maryann Ricciardi (Friend, Teacher)

April 6, 2018, 12:00 am

I worked with you At Richey Elem.You were a Great Teacher and Friend. you will be surely Missed.God Bless you. RIP.

James & Cynthia Surowiec (Parents of her Friend Leigh)

April 6, 2018, 12:00 am

Dawn will always be remembered for her happy go lucky attitude as well as the friendships she gave from her heart. Too young to have left us, she will be missed by many.

sue wyman (co-teacher)

April 6, 2018, 12:00 am

We all miss you already. Smile down on us once in a while. Your “kids” will never forget you. You have enriched their lives. Your influence ,in them will live on, forever, as will your memory.

Karen (Jackson) Rose (Childhood friend)

April 6, 2018, 12:00 am

I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. We all rode the bus together in Middle School and High School as I grew up on Schutt Court. My prayers and will you and your families. God bless you all.

Lauretta Nielsen (Friend of her sister Michele)

April 6, 2018, 12:00 am

My thoughts and prayers are with Dawns family.

Anita Wasson (Friend of family)

April 6, 2018, 12:00 am

My prayers are with each and every one at his time.

Annmarie Kennick (Kelschenbach) (Friend)

April 8, 2018, 12:00 am

I just heard the terrible news of Dawn’s passing and am sending all my love to the entire Courtney Family. Many wonderful memories of her babysitting me when I was little and other times our families spent together have come flooding back and my heart just aches. Her loss is deeply felt by many.

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