In Loving Memory Of

Alberta "Berta" Elizabeth Knox

July 3, 1918 - March 1, 2012


Alberta Knox was born July 3, 1918 in Veteran, Alberta, and passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2012. Alberta arrived with her family in Grande Prairie in 1930 and resided in the DeBolt area for over 70 years. Alberta leaves to mourn six children: Marian (Garry) Dyer, Marg (Norm) Westman, Gary (Carol) Knox, Arlene (Willard) Logan, Ila Knox (Bob Middleton) and Heather (Terry) Sagan; eight grandchildren: Roland Logan, Graham (Leora) Dyer, Carrie (David) Carlson, Jim (Jessica) Knox, Clint (Laura) Westman, Erin Westman (Jeff Hodgson), Jill Sagan and Nicole Sagan; seven great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two grandsons Bradley Dyer and Ryan Logan; and her partner Charlie Coulter; sister Ruth Thorpe Patterson, brothers Roy Hughson and Owen Hughson. She was an active community member and was the first President of the Edson Trail Home and School Association; a member of the DeBolt Hall and Country Club for many years and actively participated in the DeBolt Seniors Centre. While a resident of Emerald Gardens in Grande Prairie for the past 9 years she was a member of the Condo Association. Alberta raised chickens and sold hatching eggs, and subsequently she worked as a cook on oil rigs throughout Alberta, the Arctic and Sable Island for many years. She was an avid gardener, growing wonderful vegetable gardens and flowers. A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 1:00pm at the Gospel Light Church in DeBolt. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the DeBolt and District Ag Society in support of a new sports field (Box 388 217 Alberta Avenue, Debolt, Alberta T0H 1B0).


To All of Berta's Family So very sorry to hear of Berta's passing. I have only good and fond memories of her. Sincerely, Sandra Demers

posted by Sandra Demers, Edmonton : Mar 12, 2012


You are loved and will be missed Aunt Berta.

posted by Margo Nygard, Didsbury, AB : Mar 14, 2012


Alberta and I were first cousins; our fathers were brothers..Jim and Horace Hughson. Chris Thorpe was kind enough to inform us of Alberta's passing and to forward this site. I am grateful. Gary may recall visiting us in Shelburne NS in the late 1950s. Ila and Heather, you came to Fredericton with your mom and met my brother Jim/Lorna. I would love to hear from any of you. I pray you are content with your mother's full life and her passing; we all know life and death are hand-in-hand. hugs.....

posted by Brenda & Tom Trafford, Murray Corner NB : Mar 02, 2012


We are very sorry for loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time if sorrow. We are also very sorry that we are unable to be with you at this time. RIP Aunt Berta.

posted by Arnold & Laura Bradley, : Mar 03, 2012


It was truly my pleasure to work with Alberta and get to know her. Sincere condolences to the family on the loss of this wonderful lady.

posted by Jodi Laube, Grande Prairie : Mar 05, 2012


RIP Aunt Berta, well all miss you and see you soon!

posted by Terry Thorpe, Lethbridge, Alberta : Mar 04, 2012


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