Marcella McKnight

Marcella McKnight

Passed on March 5, 2019

Catherine Marcella McKnight,   On March 5, 2019, Marcella passed away peacefully at the age of 97, at Rosewood Lodge, with her family by her side. Marcella is survived by her children Colleen Sigvaldason, Leonard (Shelley) McKnight and Shelley (Brian) Watts, her nine grandchildren; Darryl Sigvaldason, Heather Sigvaldason (Preston McCaffrey) Nadine (Scott) Smith, Ashley, Victoria and Reid McKnight, Brenda Watts, Tim (Ashlee) Watts, Kyle Watts and nine great grandchildren. Marcella was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Raymond, by her parents Leo and Anna Waterer, her brothers, Donald, Leonard and John (Betty) Waterer, brothers-in-law, Fred(Alice) McKnight and Bill(Dot) McKnight, sisters-in-law Florence Cameron, Laura(Dan) Bowman, Margaret(Bill) Milne, Sylvia(Charlie)Harrison, her son-in–law Marino Sigvaldason, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Marcella was born at home in Balmoral, on September 10, 1921, the only daughter of Leo and Annie Waterer. She lived in the Balmoral community most of her life. Marcella completed her education in Balmoral and soon started working for Skinners at Lockport, Manitoba, and later at Eatons Department Store Bakery. After her children were grown, she worked for Home Care for many years and in addition enjoyed caring for the elderly members of her community. Marcella was an avid baseball player and honorary life member of the Balmoral Curling Club. She held the position of Secretary Treasurer of the Balmoral Community Hall Board for over 20 years. She took great interest in gardening, bird watching, dancing, cards and playing the piano. She lived in her own home in Balmoral until 2017, when she moved to Rosewood Lodge. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 15 at 1:00 PM at the Balmoral United Church with a reception to follow at the Balmoral Community Hall. A private family internment will be held at a later date. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Dr. Kerr Graham for the many years of respectful care provided to Mom. Special thanks to the staff of Rosewood Lodge for the loving, compassionate support they provided Mom and our family. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made in Marcella’s memory to the Balmoral United Church, care of John Peach, Treasurer, Balmoral United Church, Box 115, Balmoral, Manitoba, R0C0H0 or the Manitoba Chapter of the Children’s Wish Foundation, 350 St. Mary Ave., Winnipeg Manitoba R3C 3J2.


Sorry to hear of Marcella's passing. I remember her as a ball of energy: from doing yoga to riding her bike. Condolences to family.

Sady & Stuart Hallam

A great lady who will be missed. I remember seeing her out briskly walking around Balmoral.

Joan L. Main

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