It is with great sadness that the family of Harold Edward Knutsen, age 65, announces his sudden passing on February 23rd, 2021 at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre in Fort McMurray, Alberta.
Harold was born and raised in Yellowknife, NWT. He graduated in 1973, moved to Edmonton and became a Journeyman Sheet Metal Mechanic in 1975. He moved to Fort McMurray in the early ’80s and worked at FMR for many years followed by CBS Construction.
Harold was a friend, colleague, and mentor to many. He was a dedicated member of the Masons and Shriners. Harold had many passions but some very dear to him were The Manchester United Football Club, Travel, and anything new that Apple makes. His travels took him to many places around the world but one of his favorites was Buenos Aires, Argentina, which he adopted as his second home. From 2009 he made his home between Argentina and Fort McMurray.
He is predeceased by his parents, Rose and Andy Knutsen both from Yellowknife, NWT. Harold leaves to mourn his sister, Mary Anna Hawthorn (Gary), their children Scott, Beth, and Brad from Vancouver, his cousin Bill Knutsen in Kelowna, and a large circle of friends.
There is a saying that everyone is replaceable, but as there is an exception to everything, Harold Knutsen is a man that will never be replaceable. He was a bright, kind, intelligent man with a heart of gold and he will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him.
In honor of Harold’s wishes, cremation has already taken place. A memorial service will take place at a later date.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Harold
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Robert Anderson Funeral Service, Inc.