Georgina Alexandra “Jean” Knibbs, late of Weyburn, SK passed away peacefully Thursday Novmber 8, 2012, at the age of 99 years. Jean was predeceased by her husband, Percy Knibbs; son-in-law, Herman Fischer; her sisters: Evelyn Ekstrom, Marge Arnason, Phyllis West; her brothers: Alex Skene and Johnny Skene.
Jean is survived by her daughter, Joyce Fischer, Regina, SK; her son, David (Jean) Knibbs, Weyburn, SK; her grandchildren: Ryan (Marj) Fischer, Regina, SK, Nevin (Linda) Fischer, Regina, SK, Colleen (Russ) Scharnatta, Midale, SK, Carolyn (Justin) Huber, Wilkie, SK, Jeff (Brenda) Knibbs, Okotoks, AB; ten great-grandchildren: Derek, Michaela, Tannis, Mitch, Torilee, Tristan, Kyra, Josie, Nathan and Aidan; her sister, Peggy Donaldson, Kamloops, BC; sister-in-law, Oliveine Knibbs, Gabriola, BC; brother-in-law, Mel West, Langley, BC along with several nieces and nephews.
Georgina Alexandra “Jean” Knibbs (nee Skene) was born June 20, 1913 to Alex and Georgina Skene in Tarland, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. In 1926, her family immigrated to Canada to settle near Kuroki, Saskatchewan. She met Percy Knibbs in 1939 at a dance in Kuroki and on April 10, 1940, Percy and Jean were married in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They worked for a farmer at Holland, Manitoba and they had their two children, Joyce and David before moving back to farm near Huntoon, Saskatchewan in 1946. They continued to farm after buying a home in Weyburn in 1971 until they retired and sold their land to their son David in 1978.
Jean enjoyed cooking, sewing, quilting knitting. She loved playing cards, shuffleboard, doing puzzles and word search, walking, gardening and going for coffee with family and friends. She was an active member of the Weyburn Senior Centre, Weyburn Grace United Church, Weyburn Special Care Home Auxiliary and the UCW. She lived in her own home until the age of 97, and in October of 2010, moved to Hill Top Manor in Weyburn.
Jean loved her family deeply and her greatest joy came in spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the Hill Top Manor staff for the wonderful
Care they provided.
A Funeral Service for Jean was held on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, SK with Rev. M. Barnabas, officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, SK. Honorary pallbearers were all in attendance. Active pallbearers were Ryan Fischer, Russ Scharnatta, Nevin Fischer, Justin Huber, Jeff Knibbs and Mitch Scharnatta.
For family and friends so wishing, donations in memory of Jean may be made to Hilltop Manor, 356-6th Ave. SE, Weyburn, SK S4H 3N5 or Grace United Church, 210 3rd Street NE, Weyburn, SK S4H 0W6