Nathalie Knox

7 January , 19272 January , 2019

Nathalie Knox Nathalie Knox (Burris) of Assiniboia, SK, passed away, with family at her side, January 2, 2019 at age 91 years. She was born January 7, 1927 at Pruitt City, Oklahoma, also known as the heart of the dust bowl. Her father worked on the oil rigs for many years so they were always moving. As they travelled by car, she was allowed her favourite doll and blanket, her bible, and clothes. In 1954 her father came to Canada to work on oil rigs in the Assiniboia areas. They lived in the trailer court in Assiniboia and he commuted. Nathalie met Dad (James Knox) at a dance and it was love at first sight. When Nathalie’s dad’s work visa had expired, he had to return to the United States. Nathalie and James were married May 31, 1954. They moved to the Knox family farm and raised their three children. In 1977 they sold and moved to Assiniboia. In 1982 they purchased the Prairie Oasis Motel in Carlyle, SK. From there she moved several times in Saskatchewan and to Flin Flon, Manitoba, going to look after her father and step-mother at Pearblossom, California, returning to Assiniboia in 1996. Nathalie was an avid sports fan. She watched every sport on T.V. but her all-time favourite was the Saskatchewan Rough Riders. She had season tickets for many years and never missed a game, even in her later years she attended a game now and then. She was involved in many activities in church and community. She liked to travel, read and crotchet. Nathalie had an interest in the activities her children and grandchildren participated in, whether it was swimming lessons, baseball and dancing. She was always so proud of her families’ accomplishments and attended everything possible when able. Nathalie is predeceased by her parents Dona and Floyd Burris, brother Orville (FoyDell), husband James in 1998, infant daughter Debarah Theresa ‘Terry’ in 1960, daughter Donna Rachel ‘Ricky’ Taylor in 1983, son Mark David in 2013, son-in-law Terry Taylor in 1983, infant grandson Keona Knox in 2005. She is survived by two children, Jim (Kathy) Knox and Chrystal (Garth) Schneck, daughter-in-law Kalani (Michael) Young; nine grandchildren: Teresa (Tim) Valentine, Michael (Ang) Taylor, Robert (Michelle) Knox, Tabatha (Trevor) Bodie, Melissa (Elden) Hemauer, Kathy-Sue Taylor (Ron), William Schneck, David (Ashley) Schneck, Nichole Schneck (Nathan Hewlett); 30 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral Service was held Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Apostolic Church, Assiniboia, SK with Pastor Terry Severson officiating. Tributes were presented by grandchildren. Music ministry was led by the Worship Team. Honourary and Acting Pallbearers were her grandchildren. Interment followed at Mount Hope Cemetery, Assiniboia, SK with Pastor Robert Scott officiating. Donations in Memory of Nathalie may be made to the Sask. Cancer Agency, 200 – 4545 Parliament Ave., Regina, SK S4S 9Z9. Arrangements entrusted to Ross Funeral Service, Assiniboia, SK.


  • Visitation Thursday, 10 January , 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, 10 January , 2019
  • Interment Thursday, 10 January , 2019

Nathalie Knox

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Kevin Brandon

6 January 2019

Mrs. Knox was my best freinds mom and through those years she became my second mom and extended family. Our family move to PA when I was 14 and staying in touch was far more difficult than it is today. One day some 15 yrs later I was in saskatoon browsing in a convenience store when I heard the store keeper talking to another customer I instantly recognized her voice I waited till the other customer had left and I went up to the counter and struck up a conversation with her in a short time I had my wallet out and I was showing her pictures of My Three Sons to which she very politely viewed and said nice things about. The whole time thinking that this guy is very proud of his family ( but to kind to send me on my way) then I told her who I was. She came around the counter and gave me a hug I will never forget. She was a loving kind caring mom that made the world a far better place.
The sparkle in her eye is now
A sparkle in the night sky

Krista Kimball

6 January 2019

Nathalie was such an amazing woman! I can’t remember many specifics from when I used to help her with sunday school but I remember going for walks or going to visit her and we could just talk!
She had such a love for everyone and I’m so blessed to have known her. I regret not being able to visit more often after I moved out of town.
She will be missed but greatly remembered!❤️

Kalani Ypung

5 January 2019

Nathalie is the best mother-in-law in the world. She was always there for her son Mark and for me. I am blessed to have had her in my life and to know of her love for God and all her family and friends. She truly loved! She even loved my dogs and asked how they were every time we talked. In fact, if you did mom a favor, she never forgot about it and talked about it over and over again. I will miss our conversations yet I know she is with all those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior. I will see her again. And if you will accept Christ as your Savior you will be with her for eternity also. God bless our family as we say goodbye for now to our beloved.

Daycee Siggelkow Richardson

5 January 2019

I have very sweet memories of Nathalie! In the late 1990’s I ran the weekly Kidz Club at the Apostolic Church. Nathalie was our most faithful and dedicated volunteer! She LOVED every child who came through those doors and never missed out on the chance to care for them, I really think it was the highlight of her week. Her gentle spirit and kind heart stand out in my memory.