Kneesch, Pearl Irene

kneesch-wAugust 13, 1926 – September 10, 2016
at the age of 90 years

A memorial service will be held  2:00 Friday, September 16, 2016 at the 5th Avenue Seniors Centre, 170 5th Ave SE, Salmon Arm

It is with “joy and sorrow interwoven” that we announce the passing of Pearl Irene Kneesch at the age of 90, on September 10, 2016 at Bastion Place, Salmon Arm, BC.  She slipped away peacefully with her family at her side.
Pearl was predeceased by her loving husband of 52 years, Herman, in 2003.  Pearl is much loved and survived by her five children:  David (Dianne) Kneesch of Lake Country, BC, Lloyd Kneesch of Jordan, Kenneth (Donna) Kneesch of Lake Country, BC, Joanne (Kelvin) Willness of Salmon Arm, BC and Karen (Blaine) Wiley of Creston, BC and her sister in-law Mary Devine of Didsbury, AB, eleven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff at Bastion Place for their special care and support for Pearl in her last days.


  1. I have been thinking of all of you, Pearl’s special family. I remember meeting with your folks Lloyd, with my 4 little boys, in the south!! A wonderful privilege with such Godly folk.
    You all will have wonderful memories!!

  2. Pearl & Herman Kneesch were household names when I was growing up!! Their faithfulness to the same father connected our families and even though distance has separated us, we will never want to or be able to erase the influence and encouragement they were to us!! I was a very little girl when they moved from Climax, Saskatchewan, but their visits back to the farm at Ettington and then Mazenod, to my brother, Cliff and Karla’s are special memories!! Pearl and I have a connection in that we were/are both nurses who both took refresher courses!! She was a contemporary to my auntie, Muriel Petersen, Betty’s mom.When we visited Pearl last in Salmon Arm, her smile and contentment was outstanding!! .. Her joy and interest in Lloyds work in Jordon always brought a bigger smile! What an inspiration she was to us then and what a wonderful influence she will be to us as we face the ‘golden years’. Godliness with contentment is great gain!
    We regret that we will be unable to attend Pearl’s funeral, but our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you say goodbye to a dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend!! Special thoughts go to you, JoAnne, as you will perhaps feel the emptiness most!!.. and to you Lloyd, because of the distance! With love & care,

  3. Dear Ken & Donna..Dave and Diane ..Lloyd & JoAnne..& Families..
    Thinking of you these days in the loss of your mother! Lloyd will feel far in miles during this time of loss. Glad for every our study tonite mentioning For therein is the rightness of God revealed from faith to faith..glad for your mom keeping the faith and then the faith kept her in her last faith being able to be past down to the following generations..with Love and Sympathy in Him Denise

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