Byltje "Bally" McKnight
Byltje "Bally" McKnight, 91 years of age, of Harrisville, NB, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2013 at the East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Born in the Netherlands she was a daughter of the late Johannes & Byltje (Laroy) Meppelder.
Bally was a very crafty lady. She enjoyed painting, knitting, crocheting, quilting. She taught painting classes in the Moncton Senior Citizens Centre many years ago. Bally was a past member of the Moncton Arts Society, the Champlain Place walking club, Seniors Bowling League. She was very proud of her trophy for being the first woman to swim 50 miles at the Moncton YMCA.
Bally loved her garden and had a very green thumb. Her door was always open for anyone to stop by for a cup of fresh coffee and a homemade doughnut.
Bally will be sadly missed by her daughter, Donna Legere (Alan) of Nappan; sons, John (Marion) of Marathon, ON, Don (Joyce) of Moncton, NB, Frank (Rose) of Crossfield, AB; seven grandchildren, five step grandchildren; eight great grandchildren, six step- great grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Donald of 60 years; sister; Fenna; brothers, Pieter, Arent, Geert, Harm, Johannes.
Cremation has take place under the direction of Furlong-Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St. Amherst, N.S. No visitation or service by request.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.