In Loving Memory Of

George Andrew Knoot


April 20, 1958 - May 21, 2012

 

George Knoot, resident of Silver Valley, Alberta, passed away in Silver Valley on Monday, May 21, 2012 at the age of 54 years. George Knoot was born April 20, 1958 in Spirit River, Alberta. He was the first of three sons born to Betty and Corney Knoot of Silver Valley, Alberta. George grew up on the family farm in Silver Valley and received his education at Savanna School. During this time he began a life-long interest in repairing machinery and took correspondence courses in automotive mechanics. Upon leaving school, George spent time working as a rough-neck in the oil patch and then worked in his Uncle Hans’ Cabinet production company in Kelowna, B.C. He missed the Peace Country, however, and chose to return to work for Phoenix Construction who was building a Gas Plant in Silver Valley. Towards the end of this project he was approached by AMOCO and invited to join their staff as a Field Operator for this same Gas Plant. He later became a Plant Operator and continued to work as a Relief Operator after moving into full-time farming. Throughout this period, George continued to pursue his interest in mechanics, electronics and machining. In the early 80’s, George bought his first metal lathe in order to build parts for maintaining equipment on the farm. This grew into a steady business of repairing and creating parts for neighbors and small businesses in the local area. At one point George even invented a specialized piece of equipment for a local firm who were producing mats for the oil patch. In 1991, George became an uncle and went on to enjoy visits and outings with his nieces and nephews. Activities as simple as feeding the cats or going fishing were more fun when done with Uncle George. George will be remembered by his mother Betty Knoot, brothers John (Sheila) and Neal (Diane); nieces Melissa and Annelise and nephews Andrew and Chad. He was predeceased by his father Cornelius (Corney). Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 2:00pm. at the Savanna Agricultural Rec Plex, in Silver Valley, Alberta. Interment will follow at the Alexview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Stollery Children’s Hospital, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of one’s choice.

 

Betty and family, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We'll keep you in our prayers. Gitte Bulhofner ( Thomsen)

posted by Gitte Bulhofner, Woking, AB : Jun 01, 2012

 

Neal, Diane & family. So sad to hear of the loss of your dear brother Neal. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

posted by Louis & Odette Chalifoux, Edmonton AB : Jun 10, 2012


 

 

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