Posted: April 7th, 2016

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RUTH MAE KNIGHT, beloved wife of the late Ronald James Knight, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the age of 89 years.

Ruth was born in Magrath, Alberta on August 19, 1926 to Harden and Lydia Anderson. She lived on a farm near Magrath for 18 years. After graduating from Magrath High School she took hairdressing in Calgary and then went to business college in Salt Lake City. While she was working as a secretary for PFRA, she met Ronald James Knight, a civil engineer working in water resources. They were working on the St. Mary’s Dam Project at the time. On November 17, 1951 they were married. She loved caring for her family, baking sticky buns and butter horns, and service in her church and community. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and she knew that the Lord loved her. Ron predeceased her on June 12, 2002.

She is survived by her five children: Jacqueline Ruth Knight of Lethbridge; Sandra Lee Smith (Ricks) of Magrath; Gary James Knight (Lynn) of Lethbridge; Gail Janet Swerid (Kelly) of Calgary; and Ronald Scot Knight (Brenda) of Kelowna. Ruth is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; brother and sisters-in-law: Barbara Anderson, Bernice Coleman, Pauline Secretan, and Pam and Richard Knight, and many cousins.

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FAIRMONT CHAPEL, 205 Fairmont Blvd. South, Lethbridge, with Bishop Joshua Sherwood officiating.

Friends may meet the family prior to the service at the church from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m.

Interment to follow in the Magrath Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4K7.

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