Kenneth TWEIT

TWEIT – Kenneth. On Oct. 20, 2008, Kenneth Robert Tweit of Lacombe, AB passed away suddenly in the Red Deer Regional Hospital at the age of 70 years. He was born Dec. 15, 1937 in Drumheller, AB to Bjarne and Frieda Tweit. The family farmed in the Red Willow, AB and Stettler, AB districts, where Ken received his schooling. After attending the University of Alberta for two years, he worked as an accountant for different businesses in Stettler and Calgary, AB. Ken then returned to University of Alberta and received his teaching degree. He taught in Hanna, AB and Prince George, B.C. before coming to Lacombe in 1968 to teach business education. He met Sonja Sunde while teaching at the Lacombe Composite High School and they were married July 10, 1971. The family was completed with a baby girl in 1974 and a baby boy in 1975. Ken and Sonja combined their teaching careers with raising cattle on their farm. Ken enjoyed playing and coaching curling and this interest led to teaching Curl Canada Curling Schools in Central Alberta for several winters. He was actively involved in the Lacombe Minor Hockey and the Lacombe Curling Club as well as a member of the Bentley Elks and the Lacombe Golf and Country Club. In 1982, after retiring from teaching, Ken started K.R. Tweit Accounting and ran a successful business until his retirement in 2003. In his leisure time, Ken enjoyed golfing, playing cards, reading a good book, tackling crossword puzzles and watching his beloved Calgary Flames and Calgary Stampeders. Ken and Sonja loved to travel and enjoyed trips across Canada, Yukon, Australia and most recently Norway and a Baltic cruise.Ken was a devoted husband, father, poppa, son, brother, uncle and friend. His pride and joy were his two grandsons. Whether they were with him or he was talking about them, his eyes would light up with joy. Ken was also an active member in Trinity Lutheran Church and firmly believed in his faith. Ken is survived by his loving wife Sonja, daughter Andrina (Martin Kolbjornsrud), grandsons Colton and Brenden all of Calgary, and son Robert of Lacombe; brother Delmer (Lucille) of Stettler, sister Sharon (Bill Howie) of Edmonton, AB, as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. A funeral service was held from the College Heights Seventh-day Adventist Church, Lacombe on Friday, Oct. 24, 2008 at 1 p.m. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Lacombe Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund, or to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Canada, Alberta Chapter, 3100, 246 Stewart Green S.W., Calgary, AB. T3H 3C8 Attention: Carol Anderson or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to wfch @telusplanet.net (Subject: Tweit). Wilson’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of arrangements.

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