January 15, 1937 ~ February 23, 2015
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Edward George Knapp, in the early hours of February 23, 2015 at the age of 78.
Left to mourn his memory are his loving wife of 49 years Katherine, their children Lori deBruijn (Mark), Susan Greschuk (Jim), Sheri Smyth (Mike), Corinne Knapp, and Kent Knapp (Tammy), his grandchildren Michelle deBruijn, Brittany deBruijn (Steve), Lindsay Fontaine (Gabe), Lauren David (Jason), Graham Greschuk, Nicholas Greschuk, Taylor Hlady, and Troy Hlady, and great grandchildren Emily Buchak, Logan Buchak, and Hailey Buchak.
He also leaves to mourn his children Sandi Muir, Marvin Knapp (Fay), Kimberly Ferguson (Larry), and Allan Knapp (Donna) as well as grandchildren Rebecca Soldan (Bill), Edward Knapp, Kandice Knapp, Laura Ferguson, Cole Knapp, and Brandi Knapp and great grandson Spencer Soldan.
Ed was predeceased by his parents Harold and Anne Knapp (nee Sachs) and his siblings Diane Knapp, Correne Knapp, William Knapp, Herbert Knapp, Arthur Knapp, and Wilma Harris, numerous in-laws and his great grandson David Buchak.
Ed retired from Amsco in Selkirk, Manitoba in 2002.
In his early years, he owned and raced horses. Many days were spent at Assiniboia Downs. In his later years you could always catch him working in his garden in the summer and sitting with his buddy Chopper, whom he loved dearly.
Unfortunately, dementia snuck its way into Ed’s life. He spent 10 months at Beausejour Hospital until finding his final home at East-Gate Lodge in Beausejour in October of 2014.
The family would like to thank Dr. Partyka and Dr. VanRensburg and the staff of the Beausejour Hospital. Our hearts are filled with gratitude for the wonderful care he received while spending his remaining days at East-Gate Lodge. Your kindness and compassion during this difficult time will never be forgotten.
At Ed’s wishes, there will be no formal service. A private family viewing has been held and cremation has taken place.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his memory to East-Gate Lodge Personal Care Home, 646 James Ave, Box 1690, Beausejour, MB, R0E 0C0.
“I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.” – Leo F. Bascaglia
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