November 2, 1928 – May 11, 2012
Alfred Knopfler passed away on May 11, 2012 in the Creston valley hospital at the age of 83 years. Alfred was born in Schlegel, Amtzell, Germany on November 2, 1928 to parents Anna and Franz Knopfler. He received his education in Amtzell, Germany and then moved to Canada in 1952. In Canada he lived in several places, including Lloydminster, Ontario and Uranium City, before settling in Canyon in 1980. Here he grew alfalfa and ranched cattle. Alfred married Marianne in Creston in 1995.
Alfred was a member of the German Canadian Club, Knights of Columbus (in Uranium City) and a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church.
He was predeceased by his parents, Anna and Franz Knopfler and two brothers in Germany.
Alfred will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Marianne; stepchildren Waltraud (Paul) Greenough and Ralph (Roberta) Pelzmann; three step grandchildren; two step great grandchildren along with one sister and two brothers in Germany.
The family of Alfred Knopfler would like to express their gratitude to all those people who have helped us during and after Alfred’s illness.
Thank you to the doctors and nurses at the Creston Valley Hospital and a special Thank you to Dr. Szymomske, you were all too kind and caring. Thank you Father Tom Kakkaniyil, the Catholic Women’s League and G. F. Oliver Funeral Chapel. You helped make our bereavement easier. Thank you to all those people who have sent flowers, cards and food. A very special Thank you to our adopted family, Marty, Alice, Bill, Steve, Joe and Anna; we are so grateful to have you in our lives.
A funeral service was held Tuesday May 15, 2012
at 11:00 a.m. at the Holy Cross Catholic Church
with Father Tom Kakkaniyil officiating.
Any friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 200 – 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3V2.