Albert C. KNIGHT

Albert C. Knight

October 6, 1919 – December 16, 2007

Albert C. Knight, born October 6, 1919 in Invermay, Saskatchewan to Harry and Bertha Knight (Condon), passed away December 16, 2007 at MSA Hospital.

Bert served four and a half years with the Royal Canadian Air Force in Canada, England, and North West Europe and was discharged in June 1946. He married his beloved Charlotte Glanville November 9, 1946 and they spent 61 wonderful years together. Bert and Charlotte moved to Abbotsford in 1965 with daughters Judith and Arlene, and in 1968 Bert graduated as a Certified Management Accountant.

Bert was a proud and dedicated employee of the Federal Government for 42 years. He retired from the Correctional Service of Canada, as the Regional Administrator Finance in 1984. He joined the Retired Officers’ Association upon retirement and was president of the club for many years which kept him in touch with the close friends he made during his working life. He was also a loyal member of Royal Canadian Legion, Abbotsford Branch #15.

Bert gave back to the Abbotsford community that he loved as a voluntary tax preparer for over 15 years, through a program run by Abbotsford Community Services.

Bert was a wonderful, caring man, the absolute best husband, father, grandfather, and father-in-law. He had an awesome sense of humor and an incredible memory for poems and witticisms. He truly believed there was good in all of us and never had a harsh word to say about anybody.

Bert was predeceased by daughter Shelley in 1955. He leaves to mourn wife Charlotte, daughter Judy (Bill) Croft, daughter Arlene (Peter) Thygesen and best “pal” and only grandchild Trevor, whom he meant the world to. He is also survived by sister Freda of Regina, brother Jim also of Calgary, ­brother Charles of Regina, and dear friends and neighbors for over 40 years, Lawrence and Helen Swanson.

Because dad would have wanted everyone to spend quality time with precious loved ones during the holiday season, we will honor his memory at a service to be held 2:00 p.m. January 4, 2008, at Trinity Memorial United Church, 33737 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford.

The family would like to thank the staff at Bevan Lodge for their kindness and care during dad’s stay there, the MSA Hospital ICU staff, and to Delyth Wood who was a dear and trusted friend.

Those wishing to do so, may give to the Kidney Foundation in Bert’s honor or donate to the Canadian Blood Services, an organization he came to depend on over the last year.

First Memorial, Aldergrove