Elenora “Nellie” KNELSEN

Wife and mother, Elenora “Nellie” was born in Dunelm, Saskatchewan, on March 7, 1917 and married John in McMahon, Saskatchewan on November 10th, 1940. Nellie went to be with her Lord, Monday afternoon December 10th, 2007.

Nellie was predeceased by her:

Son – James, son-in-law – George, parents – Henrich and Catherina Reimer, also, her two brothers, nine sisters, one sister-in-law and ten brothers-in-law.

Nellie leaves behind to mourn her:

Husband – John, sister – Agnes, children – Richard (Grace) Knelsen, Rosalind Illes, Peter Allan Knelsen, Tim (Jean) Knelsen, Judy (Willy) Buhler, Marian (Bruce) Thomas, Dolores (John) Kennedy.

Grandchildren – Litonya, Ryan, Les, George, Pomroy, Brian, Tracy, Trevor, Rod, Terry, Angela, Gloria, Abram, Gillian, Keenan, and Rhett, and 24 great-grandchildren.

Brothers & Sisters-in-law – Helen Bueckert, Abram Knelsen, Mary Olfert, Jake (Susie) Knelsen and Jessie Krahn.

Numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.

The family would like to sincerely thank Dr. Smit and Dr. Purdon, the hospital staff, the homemakers, and, of course, the Senior Citizen Housing Board and staff at Tweedsmuir House. We also thank Pastor Frances, the Island Gospel Congregation and the ladies mission group for all their love and support.


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