Rod (George) KNAUT

Rod (George) KNAUT


Rod (George)

1925 – 2013

Friend, husband, father, grandfather, officer and gentleman. 

In the late evening of October 12, 2013 Rod Knaut passed gently away at the age of 87 years.  

He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley; three children Scott of Toronto, James (Sarala Silver) of Calgary, Michelle (Stephen Pope) of Vancouver; one grandson Andrew of Calgary; one sister Margery Church of Kelowna, B.C.; and numerous relatives and friends.  

Rod was predeceased by his mother and father, Ruth and Wilfred; and two sisters Laurie Elizabeth Hallman and Nancy Crustawka.

Rod graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Law. He articled with his father, Wilfred Knaut. He was awarded the honourary title of Queen’s Counsel by the Lieutenant Governor for his exceptional merit and contribution to the legal industry.  

Rod joined the Royal Canadian Air Force at the age of 18. He was well known for his political career, running for the Liberal party, and was active in the Kinsmen Club and K40s. He loved hunting with his labradors, holidaying in Maui and Texas and snow skiing with his family at Sunshine. He was well known in both the Sylvan Lake and Camrose communities, as a kind and generous man, full of humour and playfulness. 

The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at St. Mary’s Hospital. They were particularly kind to Rod in his final days.

A Celebration of Life was held 1:00 pm October 20, 2013 from the Burgar Memorial Chapel (4817 51 Ave Camrose, Alberta) with Mary Ann Pastuck officiating.

Memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to St. Mary’s Hospital Palliative Care. To send condolences please visit:


(4817 51 Ave, Camrose, Alberta T4V 0V4)

in care of arrangements 780-672-2121.

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