IRVING EDGAR KNOLL
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July 19th, 1925 ~ November 29th, 2012
Irving passed away peacefully at Luther Special Care Home at the age of 87 years. His memory will be cherished by his loving wife of 60 years, Evelyn (nee Puttick); daughter, Nora Lee (Dale) Cochrane; son, David (Cathy) Knoll; grandchildren, Kelly (Lonee), Kevin (Melissa), Craig (Margaret) Cochrane, Matthew and Melissa Knoll; great grandchildren, Liam, Errol, Natalie, Bodhi and Koby. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Nora (Gram) Knoll; sister, Sadie House, and brother, Alfred; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Knoll, Marion Gale, and brothers-in- law, Ernest Kleine, Leonard Hallborg, George Smid, and William Gale. He is survived by sisters, Dorothy Kleine, Gertrude Hallborg, and Agnes Smid; brothers, John and Donald (Edythe) Knoll; brothers-in-law, Lovell (Marion) Puttick, Roy House, and many nieces and nephews. His Bible readings and prayers brought him much comfort; he was happy to talk to anyone about his belief in the Lord Jesus Christ, and served on many committees in his church over the years. His children and grandchildren brought him much joy and he was always proud of their life accomplishments. The great grandchildren were an extra gift from God. The grandchildren loved to have a game of cribbage with him, but asked if he could fix it so they could win once in awhile, he told them they have to learn how to lose too. Summer family fishing trips were planned one year in advance with the question being who would catch the biggest fish! Humour was important to him and he loved to make people laugh, sometimes with him being the brunt of his own joke. He was a WW II veteran and also completed 47 years of service with Robin Hood Multifoods in Port Colborne, Ontario, as well as Warehouse Superintendent at the Saskatoon Plant. He always looked forward to work because of the close-knit team he was part of, and it continues to this day as a weekly coffee club. Relocating to the West meant leaving all brothers, sisters, and their families in Ontario, but love for the West was almost instant and they were only a phone call or three-hour plane trip away. A Celebration of Irving's life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 8th, at Augustana Lutheran Church (1201 Broadway Avenue S) with Rev. David Hunter and Rev. Marilyn Fowlie-Neufeld presiding. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family would like to express special thanks to Dr. J. Spelay, Dr. A Friggstad, nurses and caregivers at Luther Special Care Home, Pastors David, Marilyn, and Heather for their spiritual care, Margaret Hundeby-Hunter for her solo, Mourning Glory Funeral Services for their wonderful care and attention and to the many friends and family who phoned, prayed, visited, sent cards and made inquiries daily. God Bless you all! Memorial donations may be made to Augustana Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or the Lutheran Care Foundation for LSCH – 1st Floor Dining Room Renovations. Arrangements in care of David Schurr, MOURNING GLORY FUNERAL SERVICES (978-5200) www.mourningglory.ca.
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix from Dec. 1 to Dec. 5, 2012