Herbert (Pete) KNOPP

July 28, 1914 – December 7, 2002

Pete passed away at his home on December 7, 2002 with his wife of 59 years by his side.

He was born in Harvey, N.D. and came to Canada when he was three. He grew up in Watson, Sask. where he worked on farms and learned the carpentry trade from his father.

He trained as a boxer in the early 1930s and often reminisced about his training and boxing.

From 1943 to 1945 he was with the Canadian Army, Grenadier Guards Tank Corp. 4th Div., where he was a driving instructor, drove a tank on the front lines and cut hair for extra cash.

Pete was a jack of all trades. From 1939 until his retirement at the age of 64 he drove truck, farmed, logged and built numerous homes in the Chilliwack area in his spare time. After his retirement he farmed and cut lumber on his portable sawmill. At 87 he was still cutting seven cords of firewood a year to heat their home.

Herbert is survived by his wife Dorothea; daughter Melody; sons, Gary, Denis, and Walter; and his 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; as well as eight siblings.

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