We Remember


July 6, 1927 — January 8, 2017

It is with great sorrow that we announce the loss of our beloved mother and grandmother on January 8, 2017 in Kelowna, BC at the age of 89 years.

Jean was the second daughter of Murray and Margaret Racknor of Sedalia, Alberta. Known for her quiet kindness, she made everyone feel at ease in her presence and was well loved in the community. In 1957 she met and married LeRoy Knudson and together they began their life in Consort with daughter Karen and son Reg. Jean had a great devotion to family and made it her life’s work. They farmed in Consort and later, in retirement, moved to Kelowna, B.C. in 2001 to be closer to Karen, granddaughter Emily and son-in-law Ben. She enjoyed her home and continued her focus on baking and her garden. In 2007 LeRoy and Jean moved to Oyama to share a home with Karen, Emily, and Ben. There she was known to friends and neighbours as ‘Grandma.’

Jean was predeceased by LeRoy in 2015, son Reg Knudson, as well as her parents and siblings Ruby Greenfield and Gerald Racknor.

She is survived by her daughter Karen Knudson, granddaughter Emily Knudson Goerner, and son-in-law Ben Goerner all of Oyama, BC; sister-in-law Joyce Knudson of Consort, as well as six nieces and three nephews, and several cousins.

At Jean’s request there will be no funeral service.

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