Carnations 5

Lynn (Vanderzwan) Knupp

July 18, 1962 ~ November 19, 2022 (age 60) 60 Years Old


Mary Lynn Knupp (née Vanderzwan), daughter to Anne and Niel Vanderzwan, Mom to Kyle and Kailey, Lynnie to her sister and brothers, and Lynn to her friends, passed away on November 19, 2022. On January 1 of 2021, Lynn was diagnosed with glioblastoma and bravely endured three operations, radiation, and chemotherapy through the height of the Covid pandemic which often left her without company or support in the hospital when visitors were not allowed. She persevered in order to spend as much time with her family and friends as she could.

Lynn was born July 18, 1962, the fifth of six children to Anne and Niel. After graduating from Sundre High School she excelled at a career with the Sundre Credit Union for several years, loved her hometown, and enjoyed curling and family. She met and married Rick Knupp, moved to DeWinton to live on the family farm, and there she raised her son Kyle and daughter Kailey. While on the farm she lovingly shared and cared for Gramma and Grandpa Knupp. She worked from home for a period of time and then returned to the workforce at Lansdowne Industries and most recently, a beloved employee of Westview Industries even through radiation treatments. Every work day saw her arrive at the office so she could walk for an hour or, if the weather did not allow, ride the elliptical at the office so she could enjoy her weekend hikes with daughter Kailey and friends. Even when she could no longer work, Lynn would walk as often as she could the roads around her home.

She fought with fierce determination, selfless love, and a healthy dose of “Dutch “ stubbornness. Recently she joked that she hoped she would live long enough to see Season Five of Yellowstone but that was not to be. She leaves an unfillable hole in the hearts of her son Kyle and his partner Carolyn and son Lawrence; daughter Kailey and partner Marko; Dad Niel Vanderzwan; sister Dianne; brothers Andy (Cindy), Brian (Carla), Rick (Kelly), and Allan (Angie); and her husband Rick. She will be missed by a host of nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews all of whom she loved dearly. Her dear friends Wendy and Bill will miss her too. We know she is reunited with Mom….

There will be no service at Lynn’s request. We thank the many people who helped Lynn on this journey and we are devastated by our loss.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Canadian Brain Tumour Foundation.


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Canadian Brain Tumour Foundation
205 Horton St E, Suite 203, London ON N6B 1K7
Tel: 1-800-265-5106


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