Aug 24, 1932 - Aug 27, 2020
August 24, 1932 – August 27, 2020
Bert Konynenbelt, age 88, of Sylvan Lake, Alberta, went home to his heavenly Father on August 27, 2020 after a brief hospitalization in Red Deer. His devotion to family and his firm faith in God were foundational to his life.
Bert was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, and was raised on the family farm near Nobleford, Alberta. He was immersed in the Christian community that would be his lifelong support from an early age. He met his sweetheart Evelyn Postman, also of Nobleford, whom he married in 1956. Together they established a home in Nobleford, raising three children there. He worked at Noble Cultivators implement factory, and grain farmed a half section of land. In 1986 they moved to Sylvan Lake to be closer to their children and families. He retired in 1992 after running a small local backhoe operation.
Bert was a handyman. He loved to tinker, could fix almost anything, and spent many hours in his garage workshop. Bert and Evelyn loved to go camping with their family, and eventually with their beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Once they were empty-nesters, they enjoyed travelling to the Carribean, Mexico and even Europe.
Bert is survived by his wife, Evelyn; son Rocky (Nancy, and their daughters Emmylou (Wes) Caldwell and Carly (Carl) Blazina); daughter Shelly (Art Steenbergen, and their sons Lyle (Lara), Jason, and Cole (Danielle)); and son Perry (Diane, and their daughters Sara and Larissa). He is survived by 16 great-grandchildren; Sequoia, Islay, Jonah, Teak, Olivia, Joel, Kezia, Milly, Jon, Natalia, Kaisa, Joe, Ruth, Landon, Callie and Rose. Bert is also survived by his only sister Sena Toebes and two nieces and their families.
There will be no funeral service; only a small family gathering will be held. If desired, memorial donations in Bert's honor can be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice Society at www.reddeerhospice.com.
I’m very saddened that Burt has passed and gone now. What a great man, and great guy he was. He will will be missed very much by all his family and friends.
I would like to extend my deepest condolences to Evelyn, Shelly, Perry, Rocky and their children and grandchildren.
I send you my love and support during this difficult time. My heart is with you all
Connie And Gerrit Van Heeren:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Arthur & Diane Blazina:
Dear Evelyn & Family;
We are remembering you all in your loss before our heavenly Father.
We are thankful to have met and known Bert and thankful too for the upright and godly legacy he left for his family (including our grandchildren!).
"... from everlasting to everlasting
the Lord's love is with those who fear him.
and his righteousness with their children's children -
with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts."
Cousin Joyce Doumeng :
My sympathy to you Ev and to your family .
May precious memories keep your heart steadfast as you celebrate Bert’s life .
Love to you .....
Fanny & Case:
To you Evelyn and your extended family .We extend our love and deepest
Sympathy in Bert’s passing .May the God of all comfort and peace be yours.
Fanny & Case .
Will and Twylla Nieboer:
Evelyn, our condolences and deepest sympathy go out to you and your extended family. May God bless you and comfort you in knowing that Bert's soul now rests in the presence of Jesus in a state of perfection, free from earthly illness and disability!
Arie(Shorty)&Bev Korver (Lethbridge,Alberta):
Sorry to hear about Berts passing. Evelyn, we will keep you and your family in our prayers during this sad time.
Lydia Hummel :
Evelyn and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you all. I know he will be missed but know we will meet again.
Donna Cutforth :
Love and Prayers Evelyn and Family
Anton and Joanne Navratil:
Our sincere condolences to you, Evelyn and your entire family. I pray for Gods grace for you during this next phase in your lives. He will be missed by many.
Dan and Yvonne Cutforth:
Our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies to you Evelyn and your family. You and Bert’s legacy lives on through your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. You should be very proud!
Lloyd & Susan Bender:
Evelyn and family, so sorry for your loss, but we know that we will see him again
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