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Bertha Marie Knuuttila

March 19, 1932 ~ January 24, 2019 (age 86)

Bertha (Bert) Knuuttila nee Duguay died peacefully on January 24th with her family by her side. 

Our mother was the heart of the family.  Her love for us, her endless patience and joie de vivre were the true blessing bestowed upon all her met her.

Bert was a devout member of Corpus Christi Church and the C.W.L when she lived in Thunder Bay.  She moved to Jasper in 2011, and she was thrilled every morning when she woke to the beauty of the mountains.

Mom will be lovingly remembered by  her two daughters Michele (Paul) Rose of Wallaceburg, ON and Valerie (John) Glaves of Jasper .

Nana is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Brieana, Damian, Dylan Dimarco,  Jahel Bruneau-Knuuttila and Alek Knuuttila.  She also had 3 great grandchildren, Jaidyn DiMarco and

Alice and Liam Chandler.  She was thrilled in her last days, to have an opportunity to meet and visit with her twin great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents Edmond and Clothilde , and numerous brothers and sisters, Gaby Duclose of St. Isdore, N.B , Mederic Duguay of St. Leonard, Que,

Alfred Duguay of Windsor, ON,  Donald Duguay as well as 8 siblings that died as infants.

 She has three siblings remaining, Gerry Duguay (Sudbury), Teresa Arseneau (Sudbury) and Aurele Duguay of Ste Froy, Que.

She had many friends,  her best friends being Helen Martin who predeceased  her and Helen Isabell and their families, amongst them Rosemary Martin, whom  she always considered as her third daughter.

Cremation has taken place at Foothills Memorial Chapel.

If friends so desire in lieu of flowers, please send a donation in Memory of Bert to St. Vincent de Paul https://www.ssvpedmonton.ca/donations or to the Hinton SPCA http://hintonspca.blogspot.com/p/donating.html

Please sign the online condolences at https://www.foothillsmemorialchapel.com.

A Service of Intention will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Alpine Summit Seniors Lodge, to be followed by snacks in the lounge.

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