The family of Allen Knutson of Robson, BC, wishes to announce his passing on Monday February 11, 2013 in Trail BC, blessed with 73 years of life. Allen was born March 14, 1939 in Canwood, Saskatchewan and raised by his parents Kasper and Serena Knutson in the Ordale District.
Allen is survived by his daughter Joanne Knutson, son Shelldon Knutson, sister Colleen Moberg, brother Ken Knutson and special lady friend Lorna Thompson. He was predeceased by his wife, Judy (Stene), a brother Leon, his mother Serena and his father Kasper.
Allen started working at Celgar Pulp Mill in 1970 where he remained right up until his retirement in 2000. Allen loved to go camping and hunting and he especially valued his annual trips back to Saskatchewan to visit with friends and family on both sides of the family. As a hobby, Allen enjoyed woodworking. He made many whirligigs (lawn ornaments), including one shaped like Elvis Presley.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Castlegar Funeral Chapel. Interment to take place later on this summer in the family plot in North Concordia Church Cemetery in Shellbrook, Saskatchewan.