October 14, 1932 – January 1, 2022
In Loving Memory ~
On January 1st, Eileen Dyki passed away peacefully at Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital.
She was the daughter of Ed and Mary Knorr born in Kerobert, Saskatchewan and was the eldest of 6 children, John, Valentine, Adeline, Eugene and Victoria.
Eileen worked on the family farm until age 18 then moved to Luseland. At a wedding dance in 1953, she met William Dyki, and they were married on August 17, 1955. There were plenty of family and friends to celebrate their union at the Knorr farm.
Soon after, they moved to Calgary and Eileen began working at Safeway which started the legacy of multiple siblings and generations doing the same. Their first son Brian was born June 3rd, 1956. Eileen then began babysitting kids and her home business of sewing alterations. Greg was born March 14, 1960. In 1966, the family moved to Castor where they built a new home, and she has lived ever since. In 1971 on May 29th, Eileen’s family was completed with their daughter Christine.
The importance and dedication to family was a life well-lived for her. The door was open and there was always time for a visit. She celebrated the marriages of all her children and was able to give and receive the love of 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Many nights were spent with her and Bill’s friends enjoying various card games filled with much laughter or cheering for her beloved Edmonton Oilers.
Eileen’s commitment to her sewing business was a lifelong love and she reluctantly retired in 2019 due to her eyesight. Fabric flowed under her hands like magic when it came to sewing.
Nothing gave her greater joy than creating into the late-night hours for family, her many customers and especially bridal parties and graduates helping to make their gown dreams come true. There wasn’t a challenge too much for her that endless patience wouldn’t overcome. A character trait that served her well her entire life.
Eileen’s life was long and throughout she had faith, determination, and inner strength to overcome multiple cancer diagnoses.
She was predeceased by Bill in 2007 and Brian in 2021. Greg, Leanne, Christine, Jason, and Joan along with extended family and friends will miss her kind, steady, calm, and loving presence. She is loved.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 11 am in the Stettler Funeral Home with interment following in the Castor Municipal Cemetery.
Memorial contributions –
Canadian Cancer Society
Condolences for the family may be left by visiting www.parkviewfuneralchapels.com
Parkview Funeral Chapels were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.
For further information please call 403-882-3141
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