KNIGHT - Ethel Bernice (Stokes) Knight 73, of Stewart Valley, passed away peacefully on October 27, 2012 at Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current, following a courageous battle with cancer. Her family was with her, every step of the way and her daughters at her side right up to the end. There was a private family graveside service held at Memory Gardens at her request. Ethel was born the third child of Fred and Myrtle Stokes in Humboldt, SK. Fred was a teacher getting transferred from town to town and they spent a number of years in Stewart Valley where Ethel met and married Clinton Knight December 10, 1955. Together they raised five girls living on their ranch overlooking the beautiful South Saskatchewan River (which later became Diefenbaker Lake). Their family of five daughters along with four other families along the river everyone had GIRLS - these big ranchers taught their girls the cowboy way of life and the huge area surrounding the river was affectionately known as “The Valley of the Dolls”. Ethel was an amazing wife, unconditional mother, superb cook, wonderful baker, canned jams n’ jellies, crocheted, knit, seamstress, doctor of new born calves (in our house), a leader of a Brownie Pack, a most unique costume designer for Halloween, a long standing member of the Stewart Valley Community Club, a Kindergarten teacher in Stewart Valley for a couple years and a very dedicated sports fan - a job that included - driving, cheering, feeding, laundry and occasionally tending wounds for her daughters. In any sport their kids played, Ethel and Clinton taught their kids sportsmanship was first and foremost and even if you didn’t win coming in second place wasn’t too bad. Ethel is survived by five daughters, four sons-in-law, 22 grandchildren including spouses, 12 great grandchildren and two babies on the way, two brothers, three sisters, numerous nieces and nephews and good and true friends.
Miss me a little - but not too long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember me and the love we shared
Miss me - but let me go.