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MARY KNIGHT (KLASSEN)
Born: Dec 15, 1932
Date of Passing: Mar 27, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
December 15, 1932 March 27, 2020
Mary is predeceased by husband George; son Bob and many brothers and sisters.
She is survived by son Glen; daughters, Bonny (Clayton), Janet (Joel); daughter in-law Dianne; grandchildren, Jamie, Dale, Carly, Ryan, Amelia, Miranda; eight great-grandchildren and sister Anne.
Mom came to the city at 17 years old from a family of 14 kids, who were raised on a farm near Winkler, MB. She met Dad, who also grew up on a farm, which was north of Winnipeg. They were married a few years later and had four children who were her pride and joy.
Mom endured many struggles and challenges with grace. Even though she had disabilities, she was a caregiver to Dad in his final years.
Her humour was legendary. Mom would often say to any one of her children or grandchildren, "You know what?" and they would say "What?" then Mom would repeat until she got them to say "I love you." Her generosity knew no bounds; she was always there to comfort us with her kind, gentle, loving words and encouragement.
Family and friends meant so much to her. She always welcomed visitors. She taught us humility, kindness, compassion and above all else, unconditional love.
A special thank you to all the staff at River East Personal Care Home who lovingly cared for Mom in her final days.
A private family service will be held and Mary will be interred at Elmwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Siloam Mission.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 04, 2020
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
Sending prayers and condolences to Glen, Bonny, Janet and their families. I have many fond memories of conversations and time spent with Aunty Mary. She had the best sense of humour, and would light up a room with her presence. We are thinking about all of you in your time of sorrow. Hugs and love from Sandra and Garry. - Posted by: Sandra Lindell (Niece) on: Apr 08, 2020
Sending our condolences to Glen,Bonnie & Janet and families. Aunty Mary was such a ray of sunshine and was always interested in what a person had to say.Taking my mom to visit her and to hear them laugh like young girls was so heartwarming.She will be missed and fondly remembered. Sending our thoughts and prayers Judy & Maurice - Posted by: Judy & Maurice Dunn (Niece) on: Apr 06, 2020
Glen, Janet & Family, Our deepest sympathies in the loss of your mother. Your loving recollection of your mother in her obituary was apparent in the very short time we were aquatinted. Your mom instilled her kindness, compassion and unconditional love in you both. It’s hard to imagine what you all indured during this most difficult time. Thinking of you with heavy hearts. Rod & (Carolyn Westmacott REPCH neighbour). - Posted by: Rod & Carolyn Westmacott (Carolyn’s neighbour in REPCH) (Friendship built in the River East PCH) on: Apr 05, 2020
Mary was a one of a kind lady. Whenever I visited she glowed with pride updating me on her family. She was always interested in how my family was doing and wanted to see pictures. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. - Posted by: Barb Blacklaw (Friend) on: Apr 04, 2020
So sorry to hear that your mother passed. All ways though about her and how she was doing, she reminded me of my mom so much. She was a super special mom and happy she lived a long life 🙏🏻 - Posted by: Jeff Roscoe (Friend ) on: Apr 04, 2020
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