November 6, 1913 – December 28, 2010
Frederick Knipe, beloved husband of Beatrice of Cochrane, AB, passed away on December 28, 2010 at the age of 97 years.
Fred was born in Radville, SK and as a young man farmed in the Sinclair, MB area. He then moved to Camrose and married Esther Stelfox in 1943. They had two sons, Sidney and David. Esther passed away in 1947. In 1948 Fred married Beatrice Stelfox and they had three sons and one daughter – Ken (Linda) of Ft St John, Russ (Holly) of Stony Plain, Rod of Dawson Creek, and Ruth (Glen) of Cochrane. Fred and Bea were married for sixty-two years and spent most of those years in Camrose and area. Fred has lived at the Big Hill Lodge in Cochrane since 2005.
Fred is survived by his wife, Beatrice of Bethany, Cochrane; his two sisters, Clara of Barrhead, Myrtle of Edmonton; also Ken, Russ, Rod, and Ruth; fourteen grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren. His sons Sidney and David predeceased him.
Thank you to the Big Hill Lodge staff for their kindness and care for Fred. Thank you to Dawn Koenig and Anne Larsen, caregivers, who gave Fred time and attention for a better quality of life. Thank you to Fred’s friends for their visits and their weekly transports to the Bethany for Bible studies.
A Memorial Service was held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Cochrane Funeral Home (369 Railway Street, Cochrane, AB), on Monday, January 3, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. The burial will take place in Camrose, Alberta at a later date. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Donations can be made to the Big Hill Lodge in Cochrane in Fred’s memory.
In living memory of Frederick Knipe, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.Print This Obituary & Condolences