Posted: July 25th, 2016

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PETER KNELSEN, beloved husband of Sharon Knelsen, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at the age of 74 years.

Besides his loving wife of 51 years, Sharon, he is survived by his children Karen Alexander of Lethbridge, Antonia (Darin) Lofgren of Lethbridge and Miriam (Jim) Wiebe of Guelph, ON. Grandchildren: Derek (Cassie) Alexander, Devon (Jessica) Alexander, Brittany (Daniel) Newton, Alicia (Kevin) Vanderwal, Ryan Lofgren, Stephanie Lofgren, Jordan Wiebe and Megan Wiebe, great-grandchildren: Kessiah, Mckeayla, Emily, Levi and Brynlee. Peter was blessed to have a large family and is survived by numerous extended relatives, too numerous to mention.

Peter was pre-deceased by his sister Beth Richardson-Kalinka.

Peter spent a large part of his life in a farming career in southern Alberta and retired from it in 2004. Peter loved his wife, children and his grandchildren with all his heart and truly enjoyed playing almost any kind of musical instrument for anyone who would listen. He was an accomplished carpenter, making everything from cradles and musical instruments to complete chess sets. Peter was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.

A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 from 6:30-7:30 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at the MENNONITE CONFERENCE CHURCH – 2316 17th Street, Coaldale, AB. on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Jim Chapman officiating. A Private Family Interment will be held prior to the Funeral Service.

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