Katryna “Kat” Leigh Knells (June 9, 1999-July 31, 2018)

It is with heavy hearts and deepest sorrow that we say goodbye to our Katryna, taken so suddenly and senselessly on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at the age of 19 years. She is now in the hands of her grandparents, watching over us, being that brightest star in the midnight sky.

Katryna was born in Grande Prairie on June 9, 1999 at 8:39 in the morning to Ralph and Jackie Knells. She lived in Rycroft for all of her 19 years. She graduated High School on her 18th birthday and proceeded to take a year off school to work at the Co-Op in Rycroft where she was loved and appreciated by everyone.

She recently applied to King’s University in Edmonton and was accepted the very next day of applying. There, she was to take her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Bachelor of Education. In five years, she would have had 2 degrees and would have been a teacher.

Katryna loved to paint, draw, bake and spend time with her family and friends. She loved music, no matter what genre, all she had to hear was the first few beats of a song and she could tell you who the artist was and what the song was. She loved going to concerts and recently was to take her dad to see Alabama. She loved to discuss her music to whoever would listen. Katryna loved to spend time and do things with her little brother Tyler, who will deeply miss his big sister. The passing of Katryna has left a huge hole in our hearts.

Katryna will be sadly and deeply missed by her parents Ralph and Jackie, brother Tyler, Grandfather Ernie, as well as many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends, too many to mention. She will be especially missed by her cousin Sarah and her special friend Jesse.

A Celebration of Life for Katryna will be held on Friday, August 24, 2018, at 11:00am, at the Rycroft Ag Building (5010 49 Ave.).

Memorial donations may be made to David Thompson Bible Camp (Box 2455, Fairview, AB, T0H 1L0).

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.oliversfuneralhome.com.