Thursday, September 9, 2010


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DEATH OF ARVID KNUTSON


(Regina Pats: Jersey # 5 - Played 1960-61 to 1961-62)


Supplied by: Robert Perrin, Fort McMurray, British Columbia

He died July, 5, 1977, at the young age
of 35 as a result of drowning when the canoe he was in overturned at (Echo Kake) near Revelstoke, British Columbia. He is buried in Westlawn Cranbrook Cemetery, BC. He was born on September 5, at Beechy, Saskatchewan.

"When he played for the Beechy Bombers in the late 50's he was known as "Clean up" Knutson. No one wanted to be in a corner with him and I think there are still a few Lucky Lake guys with bruises to prove it!" quoted Robert Perrin.
(Photo: Kevin Shaw - Collection)

"I was only 11 (Robert Perrin) when Uncle Arv passed away. I remember him as a great joker who did things his own way. He was quick to laugh with us kids and always was entertaining us with his humor. I do not know if this is the same way he was when he was younger but I do know he loved his time with the Regina Pats and loved the game of Hockey in general," stated Robin.


(Photo: Supplied by his mother)





(Photo: Supplied by Jerryjay - (#48481350) Find-A-Grave Web Site.

Location:   If you start at the stone entrance of the Westlawn and go about 3/4 of the way back and then go left on the paved path you will find his grave.  He is shaded by beautiful big trees and the cemetery is maintained reasonably well.