Harry McKnight, former Chief Financial Officer of Franciscans International, passed away on Saturday, 6 January 2018.
Harry joined FI in 2005 as a volunteer after his professional retirement. His expertise in financial management was of great assistance to our organization.
In 2006, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer. From November 2007 to February 2008, Harry acted as interim Co-director of Franciscans International, always serving on a pro-bono basis.
He left FI in 2010, but, being a strong believer of our organization’s vision and mission, he continued his friendship with many of our former and present staff members. He continued working with Edmund Rice International, FI’s partner organization, which meant he was regularly present in the office. Like the wise men in the gospel of the feast of Epiphany, Harry followed the “star” in his strong belief in Christ and his vision of a better world. We, in FI and ERI, are very grateful for all the support Harry has provided during the past 12 years and believe that he now enjoys the kingdom of God.
He will be missed.