It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother Mary Knutson. Mary passed away peacefully Jan 12, 2020 at the remarkable age of 92 years while surrounded by her family.
Mary was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on December 15, 1927. She enjoyed a wonderful childhood with her parents and many siblings. Stories of wee cough drop and Jimmy, as well as her homeland, would be heard by all of us over the years. Mary moved to Canada early in her adulthood and started her new life which included having her three cherished children. She lived a full and happy life and was a favorite of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mary enjoyed many years with her loving husband Carl. They loved spending time together, travelling, camping, and gardening. After Carl’s death, Mary made the decision to move to the Crowsnest Pass to be closer to family. In her short time here, her gentle and kind demeanor made her several friends and touched many lives.
Our family would like to thank all the staff at the York Creek Lodge, Crowsnest Pass Hospital, Crowsnest Medical Clinic and especially Dr. Annand for the kindness, care and friendship that she recieved over the past two years.
Mary leaves behind her children, Geraldine (Rod) Schmidt, Harold (Debbie) Maple, Holly (Marcel) Hubinon; her grandchildren, Mary-Jo (Kent) Dembicki, Amber Schmidt, Poppy (William) Vargas, Mandy (Shannon) Sternloff, Bowson Schmidt, Jeremi Maple, Dionne Maple, Andrea Maple, Doneene Maple, Elyssa Maple, Stephan Hubinon, Nathalie (Simon) Long; her great grandchildren, Luke, Zach and Jacob Dembicki, Vienna and Valencia Vargas, Isabella May and Everly Long; and Harold Maple's nine grandchildren. Mary will always be remembered, loved and missed by us all.
With respect to Mary's wishes, there will be no funeral service.
Donations in memory of the late Mary Knutson may be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Wildlife Federation and S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance. Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin's Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. (403) 562-8555.
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