Knut Haga

Obituary of Knut Olav Haga

May 18, 1933 - Oslo, Norway

February 20, 2024 - Calgary, Alberta


Knut Haga, beloved husband of Bernice Haga, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2024, at the age of 90 years, surrounded by his loving family.


Knut was born on May 18, 1933, in Oslo, Norway. Most of his working life was spent in the construction industry, of which he was a dedicated and hardworking member of the trade. He was a proud member of the Sons of Norway and dedicated much of his time to volunteering with the organization. Knut's passion for life was evident in his love for the Stampeders, bowling, and folk dancing. He was also a drummer for the Rhythm Rogues for nearly 25 years.


Knut's greatest achievement was receiving the Medal of Honor from the King of Norway. He was an avid birdwatcher and found joy in watching them around his yard. Knut's love for his family was unmatched, and his fondest memories were made during family vacations.


Knut is survived by his beloved wife, Bernice, loving son, Karl, daughters, Natalie, Angela, and Heather; five grandchildren, Candace, Chris, Curtis, Alex, and Jenni; six great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.


Knut was predeceased by his parents, Solveig and Karl; grandson Shayne, as well as four brothers and four sisters.


Knut will be most remembered for his kind heart, infectious laugh, and love for his family. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.


Do not stand at my grave and weep

I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.

I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.

I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circled flight.

I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry;

I am not there. I did not die.


A Celebration of Knut’s Life will be held at the Scandinavian Centre (739 20 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2M 1E2) on Saturday, March 16, 2024, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


The family would like to thank all those who have been there for them during this difficult time.


If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to STARS Air Ambulance, 1441 Aviation Park N.E. Box 570, Calgary, AB T2E 8M7, Tel; 403-295-181,


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


In living memory of Knut Olav Haga, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-276-2296.


Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 16, 2024
Scandinavian Centre
739 20 Ave NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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