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Knittig, Anton "Tony"


Knittig, Tony

Tony was born Anton Knittig in Annaheim, Saskatchewan, Canada Oct. 5, 1934 on the Family Farm. He moved to Moose Jaw, SK following his marriage to Betty Kiedrowski. They had 5 children, Lamont, Sharon, Wendy, Tim, and Lyle. Dad worked at CP Rail, Royston Laboratories with Pittsburg Paints, he was invited to join the company in the USA, but declined. His input was crucial in the design of many of the long lasting Rail-Car paints that were developed at that time. He then took on work with Crown Lumber until retirement in Saskatchewan. He enjoyed a bowling league, and belonged to the Canadian Order of Foresters. He always took on added jobs to make ends meet, so was a jack of all trades…. Dad could do anything! He was a Great Provider who took pride in His Children and Grandchildren. Dad had a restless spirit. He remarried to Sandra Quartermain, and had 2 children, Kimberly and Matthew. They lived for a time in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, but his heart was always in Morrison’s Bluff, AR where his Father was born. He and Sandra purchased land in Marshall, Arkansas and resided there for a time together. Dad remarried a third time to Eva Joe Cates, and settled in Marshall, where Eva led Him to God. He gave his life to Christ. God calmed his restless Spirit. He was a changed Man. He Adopted in His Heart, Eva’s 4 adult children, Steven, Patti, Daniel (Barb), Craig, and Families. Dad was always a very hard worker and strived to do things right! He Loved the simple life that the Ozark Mountains provided. He battled Hodgkin’s Cancer in his 60’s and Won! He fought through his problematic Mitral Valve, Aneurysm and 4 blocked Arteries 8 years ago. Eva and Barb stayed by his side throughout the recovery period. He was felling trees right to the day of his stroke, which was his final battle. He suffered a full year from the results of this event. He has finally found peace in the Arms of Jesus at the age of 87, and His beloved Eva who passed away at 90, in February of 2022. He is survived by his children Lamont (Helen and family), Sharon (Rick), Wendy (Brad), Tim, Lyle (Tanya); Kimberly (Preston), Matthew (Mara), and his adopted U.S.A Family. His Grandchildren: Timothy; Jessica (Joey), Michael(Brea), Kaitlynn, Hayley, Savannah; Great Grandchildren: Alli, Carter, Asher, Bow. The Children of Tony Knittig wish to express unending Gratitude to Barbara and Daniel Cates. Dan and Barb have taken care of Dad over the past year during, and since his stroke. Barbara spent endless nights with Dad, advocating for Him this past year, and insuring His Physical and Spiritual Comfort on His Death Bed. Burial will be at Bear Creek Memorial in Marshall, AR on Friday June the 24th. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to; Make a Wish Foundation of Canada 350-1101 Kingston Rd. Pickering, ON. L1V 9Z9. Canada