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Born: May 16, 1923

Date of Passing: Jul 01, 2019

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(nee FIRTH)

Our wonderful Mom Mabel, aged 96, passed away July 1, 2019, at Oakview Place in Winnipeg, MB.
Born May 16, 1923 in Winnipeg to Clementine and William Firth, Mom lived most of her life in Winnipeg. In 1943 Mom married our father Colin McKnight, who predeceased her in August 1985. Mom lovingly raised and is survived by all her 10 children, Bill (Sandy), Terry Peemoeller (Hartwig), Linda Smith (Randy), Donna McKnight (Ron MacDonald), Valerie O'Connor (Dean), Sharon Lemay (Jeff), Brian (Mary Peixoto), Mark (Naomi), Ross and Debbie Koniuck (Mike). Mom leaves 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Mom also spent 15 years in BC finding new adventure and was fortunate to find and renew old love with her high school sweetheart, Judd Egan. They spent many happy years together until Judd passed in 2011. Mom moved back to Winnipeg to be with family shortly after.
Mom devoted her life to her 10 children, loving us unconditionally, feeding, dressing, hugging and kissing away our hurts. She gave us music - singing us oh so many songs and dancing with each and every one of us.
Thanks must be made to our sister, Debbie, for her devotion to Mom during the last six months, selflessly spending countless hours visiting and loving Mom. Thanks go to our brother Mark for providing a home to Mom for four years and lovingly tending to her after she suffered a series of strokes. Thanks to our brother Ross for being there when needed and for making Mom laugh.
Thank you to the nurses, care-aides, doctor and all the staff at Oakview Place for the care and comfort given to Mom these past six months.

Love you Mom.
We know you are now happily singing
and dancing your way around Heaven!

Funeral service and reception will be held Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 2:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue.

For those who wish to sign the online
Guest Book please visit

Chapel Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery
by Arbor Memorial

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 06, 2019

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • I was so sorry to hear of Mabel's passing and send my condolences to her children. I haven't seen Mabel for years, but used to babysit for her when I lived on Lockwood Street. - Posted by: Barbara Mitchell (Cousin) on: Jul 08, 2019

  • I am so very sorry to hear of Aunt Mabel's passing. A great loss to your family. Condolences to all, Laurie Fanning - Posted by: Laurie Fanning (McKnight) (My dad's sister-in-law) on: Jul 06, 2019

  • Dear McKnight Cousins, I am very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Although it has been many years since I have seen her, I remember her as a sweet, soft spoken lady. My deepest sympathy goes to each and every one of you. Robin Young (Mcknight) - Posted by: Robin Young nee McKnight (Niece) on: Jul 06, 2019

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