March 17th, 1922 – June 8th, 2015
It was with great sadness that the family of Rose Knight had to bid her farewell on June 8th. Mom was born on the family farm north of Douglas, Manitoba on March 17 1922. She was predeceased by her first husband, and our dad, George Steele and later by her second husband, Don Knight. Of her 11 siblings she is survived by her sister Mary Hlady and brother Albert Plowman of Brandon Manitoba. Left to celebrate her life are her sons Gordon Steele, Gary Steele (Laurie) and David Steele (Tiena), daughter Lisa Rice (Jim), 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and some very good friends.
Our Mum was there with Dad when he worked on the construction of the roads in the NWT, where they lived in a travel trailer during some very cold winters. They then moved to Swift Current, Saskatchewan where they spent many happy years raising their family. In 1960 because of Dad’s poor health they moved us all to the Comox Valley. Despite the move Dad passed away in 1960, leaving Mum to take on the big job of raising four young children. She worked for many years as a mail carrier. During this time she met and married Don and moved to the farm. Mum had the best vegetable garden, and we certainly enjoyed the fruits of her labours. She also enjoyed her flower gardens. Mum was handy at many crafts including painting, sewing, and quilting, and her gifts grace the homes family and friends.
Mum spent many happy years at her home in Berwick where she met and enjoyed the company of some very interesting people.
Mum had a keen intellect and was a life long learner, so it was no surprise that at the age of 90 she learned to use an iPad. She became an avid googler and enjoyed receiving emails, and jokes which she shared with the residents and staff of Berwick. Mum also enjoyed good conversation and loved discussing everything from politics to quantum mechanics.
Mum was a proud and active long time member of the BC Women’s Institute.
Please join us in saying goodbye to a very talented, loving mother, grandmother and friend at 11:00 am July 11 2015 at Comox United Church, 250 Beach Drive, Comox.
Memorial donations can be made in Mum’s name, to the Canadian
Wheelchair Foundation, P.O. Box 75038 RBO White Rock, BC,
Canada, V4A 0B1.