April 12, 1921 – Dec. 22, 2006
On December 22, 2006 at 4:14 a.m., at the age of 85, Selma Dilk passed from the arms of her daughter to the arms of her Lord.
Sally was born April 12, 1921 in Rhein, Saskatchewan to John and Bertha Kirsch. She grew up in the Rhein and Togo, Saskatchewan areas living on mixed farms tending livestock and milking cows.
On October 29, 1943 she married the man of her dreams, Eric Dilk. Their marriage was blessed with eight children, (including twin girls and then twin boys only 20 months apart!).
Sally and Eric worked hard farming for a time in Togo, Sask. and then moved to Minitonas, Man. in the late 1950’s and farmed in the Sinclair River district.
In August 1969 they sold their farm and made a big move to Chilliwack, B.C. with their four youngest children .
In the years to follow Sally enjoyed annual visits to the prairies to visit remaining children and relatives.
Sally enjoyed and devoted her life to her children, grandchildren, family and friends.
Her home always had the aroma of fresh baked bread, doughnuts and cookies for all to enjoy. She always had a large garden, and loved her flowers, especially her roses. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and sewing and going for walks.
It has been a difficult road for Sally these past 5 years. She struggled with a progressive decline in mental and physical abilities with grace, resiliency and a smile most often.
Sally leaves to mourn and remember her husband of 63 years, Eric, daughters Shirley (Alfred) Bartel; Sharon (Harold) Holland; Bev (Don) Neufeld; Linda (Allan) Jersak; sons, Art (Iris) Dilk; Allan (Faye) Dilk; Kenn Dilk; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Sally was predeceased by her son, Edward, age 18, 1965; great-grandson, Drayton Scott, age 5, 2006; her parents, John and Bertha Kirsch; sister, Annie Gust, 1999; sister,
Elrose Rothenberger, 2002, and brother-in-law, Ben Rothenberger, 2006, and brother-in-law, Ronnie Hamell.
Sally’s family extend deep thanks and appreciation for everyone who helped care for Mom these past five years enabling her to remain in her home with her husband until her death.
We thank God for many wonderful memories and her Godly example as a wife, mother and grandmother.