Bertha (Bert) Knuuttila nee Duguay died peacefully on January 24th with her family by her side.
Our mother was the heart of the family. Her love for us, her endless patience and joie de vivre were the true blessing bestowed upon all her met her.
Bert was a devout member of Corpus Christi Church and the C.W.L when she lived in Thunder Bay. She moved to Jasper in 2011, and she was thrilled every morning when she woke to the beauty of the mountains.
Mom will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters Michele (Paul) Rose of Wallaceburg, ON and Valerie (John) Glaves of Jasper .
Nana is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Brieana, Damian, Dylan Dimarco, Jahel Bruneau-Knuuttila and Alek Knuuttila. She also had 3 great grandchildren, Jaidyn DiMarco and
Alice and Liam Chandler. She was thrilled in her last days, to have an opportunity to meet and visit with her twin great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents Edmond and Clothilde , and numerous brothers and sisters, Gaby Duclose of St. Isdore, N.B , Mederic Duguay of St. Leonard, Que,
Alfred Duguay of Windsor, ON, Aurele Duguay of Ste Froy, Que, Donald Duguay as well as 8 siblings that died as infants.
She has two siblings remaining, Gerry Duguay (Sudbury) and Teresa Arseneau (Sudbury).
She had many friends, her best friends being Helen Martin who predeceased her and Helen Isabell and their families, amongst them Rosemary Martin, whom she always considered as her third daughter.
Cremation has taken place at Foothills Memorial Chapel.
If friends so desire in lieu of flowers, please send a donation in Memory of Bert to St. Vincent de Paul www.ssvpedmonton.ca/donations or to the Hinton SPCA hintonspca.blogspot.com/p/donating.html
Please sign the online condolences at www.foothillsmemorialchapel.com.
Services will take place at a later date at which time we can all share our memories of the best times we had with this delightful lady.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Bertha Marie Knuuttila March 19 1932 January 24 2019 (age 86)..
Décès pour la Ville: Edson, Province: Alberta