Obituaries

Rosalie 'Rose' Ann Knapp

22/05/1953 - 15/05/2020

Obituary for Rosalie 'Rose' Ann Knapp

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Rose Ann Knapp. After a long battle with cancer she passed away peacefully in her sleep at Prairie Lake Hospice in Grande Prairie at the age of 66 years.
She is survived by her son Adam Knapp; siblings Shirley (David) Markwart, Brenda (Robert) Lenes, Randy Knapp, Jackie (Ryan) Gardner, Bradley (Dana) Knapp, Leona (Mark) Sullivan; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; and many extended family and friends.
Rose is predeceased by her parents Lena (Alin) Guay, Henry Knapp; siblings Stanley Knapp, Elizabeth Pratt, Johnny Knapp; nephew Gordon Link.
Rose’s family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at the QEII and Prairie Lake Hospice for the care they gave. Donations may be made in Rose’s memory to the Grande Prairie Palliative Care Society at Unit 204, 10134 97 Ave Unit 206, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 7X6.
A private small family gathering will take place on Saturday May 23, 2020. Please watch the live stream from home on Bear Creek Funeral Home’s YouTube channel at 1 pm. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQuYjCJhzsvz5NOdsXTUXvw/videos
Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780-830-7742 www.bearcreekfuneral.com

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My, has it really been 3 months. It just seems like yesterday. I wish we could have had that 1 more day. May God be with you always and as I said, you took a piece of heart with you. You will always be in my mind and heart. I am so grateful for the time God gave us as sisters. Always goin to love you girl. Be waiting for me. Don't make me have to run cause you know I can't run. Love you and you got a precious son there as well and he will never lack for love
- Cathy King
Unforgettable, she will always be in my heart, don't go a day without thinking about her,my favorite has got to be her sense of humor and of course her smile and laugh and her amazing son Adam. Love you Rose Cathy
- Cathy
RIP Rose, you will forever remembered. Much Love, Caiden
- Rosalie Knapp
Hard day for me today. I said my good byes to my dearestwhen I visited her May 13. She left us May 15, today we remember her. So many memories with tears, shed for her. I know she's gone home, and is at peace now. I will miss her so much she was a best friend, my confidant, my coworker, my shoulder, my unbiological sister. Oh my Rosabelle, Rosie you are loved, and in my heart forever. Love, Charlotte
- Rosalie Knapp
Hard day for me today. I said my good byes to my dearestwhen I visited her May 13. She left us May 15, today we remember her. So many memories with tears, shed for her. I know she's gone home, and is at peace now. I will miss her so much she was a best friend, my confidant, my coworker, my shoulder, my unbiological sister. Oh my Rosabelle, Rosie you are loved, and in my heart forever. Charlotte
- Rosalie Knapp
May you rest in peace rosie . You were loved by so many people and a mother figure for your drivers and lost boys , you spoke your mind, that's what i remember most , and your sense of humor noone could copy . Now you are with us all in our hearts . Rest now sweet soul , 196 over and out .
- shawn fillmore
I remember dispatching with her at Canadian cabs and she was a family friend
- Tyler

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A funeral is a ceremony for a deceased person prior to burial or cremation. A funeral gives the opportunity for family and friends of the deceased to gather and mourn the passing of their loved one, to share cherished memories and celebrate their life. A funeral is a vital first step to help the bereaved heal after the loss of someone special.

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