Mr. Orville Knight of Rocky Mountain House passed away on June 16, 2014 at the age of 90 years.
Born and raised in Willesden Green, Alberta, Orville worked at Hoege Mill before marrying Margaret in 1950 and moving to Alder Flats to homestead. While building up their farm, Orville worked various construction jobs as a catskinner, had his own sawmill and eventually worked full time for Great Plains (Norcen) as a grader operator until he retired. When it was time to leave the farm, Orville and Margaret moved to Red Deer but soon decided the big city life was not for them and moved back to Rocky Mountain House where Margaret passed away in 1999.
Orville met companion Eileen McKenzie and they have enjoyed numerous trips throughout Alberta and BC and even trailered to Ontario to visit relatives. They have been active in the Seniors Centre, enjoying card tournaments, floor curling and shuffleboard. They moved into Westview Lodge in 2011.
Orville enjoyed spending time with his family, camping and fishing trips with family and friends, many hunting trips with his nephews, playing cards and watching his favourite sports teams.
Orville is survived by his friend and companion, Eileen McKenzie, and his three daughters, Sylvia (Dennis) Stuart of Alder Flats and their children Chris (Cindy) Stuart and their children Raelyn and Josh; Pam (Owen) Stewart and children Dennis and Derek; Paula (Jason) Hancharyk; Joanne (Larry) Cooper of St. Albert and children Jeff (Danielle) Schultz and their children Larissa and Nicholas; Patti (Craig) Coolen and their children Riley and Jeremy, and Alan Cooper; Trudy (Rod) Carbonneau of Kimberley, BC and their children Cody (Tania) and Carissa (Owen). He is also survived by his sister, Beatrice Dersch of Olds, and sisters-in law, Elva Knight of Devon, Audrey Bothwell of Calgary and numerous nieces and nephews. Orville was predeceased by his wife Margaret in 1999.
Funeral services were held at the Chapel Of The Rocky Funeral Home, 4804 48th St, Rocky Mountain House on Saturday, June 21st, 2014 at 1:00 pm followed by Internment at the Alder Flats Cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made in Orville’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alberta Lung Association.
ROCKY AND SYLVAN LAKE FUNERAL HOMES
your Golden Rule Funeral Homes,
entrusted with the arrangements. 403-845-2626