Elvena Knez

Obituary of Elvena Jean Knez

June 17, 1932 - Edmonton, Alberta

February 10, 2024 - Calgary, Alberta


Elvena Knez (nee Henderson) of Calgary, AB, passed away very peacefully at home on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at the age of 91 years.


Elvena was born in Edmonton, AB, on June 17, 1932, and later moved to Calgary. She continued her education and graduated in 1969 as a Lab Technician. She met Albin Knez in 1968, and they were married on December 31, 1970. Elvena was very outgoing and loved to go on hikes. Elvena and Albin went on many travels together, including cruises to Scotland, Yugoslavia, across Canada, and Alaska. They were married for 35 years.


Elvena is survived by her three daughters, Carol Choquette, Donna Torensma (Henry), and Barb Choquette; and one son James Knez. Elvena is also survived by her sister Linda Cole (Dave), and many nieces and nephews; eleven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Elvena was predeceased by her husband Albin Knez, sister Joyce Henderson, sister Loree Bonang, grandchild Brittney Kaughman, and great-grandchild Kyler Choquette.


Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB) on Friday, February 16, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook cemetery.


Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Elvena’s service streamed live (see link below) on the day of the service. For those who are unable to view live, a recording of the service will be posted.


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Elvena’s family here.


In living memory of Elvena Knez, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, Ab t2x 3j3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.


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Funeral Service

10:30 am
Friday, February 16, 2024
Fish Creek McInnis & Holloway
14441 Bannister Road SE
Calgary , Alberta, Canada
(403) 256-9575
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