The Dicker family wishes to share the sudden passing of Peggy Dicker on January 30, 2018. She was predeceased by her son, Doug; parents, George and Gladys Beattie; father and mother-in-law, Frank and Ann Dicker; her in-laws, Ed Snyder, Fred Dicker, Pat and Bernie Willey, Hal and Betty Short, Thelma Beattie, nephew Bob Short and niece Sharon Willey. She will be lovingly remembered by her dear husband of 68 years, Bill; son Jim; grandson Dustin (Elk Island, AB); daughter-in-law Jann (Antler Lake, AB); two great-grandchildren, McKenzie and Dylan; sister Mildred Snyder (White Rock, BC); brother George Jr. (100 Mile House, BC), brother Herb (North Vancouver, BC); sister-in-law Shirley Dicker of Edmonton; she will also be lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Born Margaret Rose Beattie on May 14, 1927 in North Vancouver, one of four siblings. Her father George was a World War I veteran and fought at Vimy Ridge. As a young woman she worked at the Burrard shipyards as a payroll clerk. In her twenties, Peggy was sent on a blind date with Bill while he was taking refrigeration training in Vancouver. After a brief courtship, they were married in Vancouver on March 12, 1949. After a two year stay in Edmonton, they moved to Yorkton where Bill started Northeastern Refrigeration. Peggy was a keen bowler, a sport she enjoyed for many years. She was also a member of the Pythian Sisters and a member of the First Baptist Church, serving on the board for a number of years. Peggy and Bill enjoyed many years at their cottage at Madge Lake, especially the Christmas season. She loved to garden and to host coffee parties for neighbours and friends. She and Bill also enjoyed many years with Fred and Shirley Dicker at their time-share at Fairmont Hot Springs. She was a dedicated supporter of the families snowmobile adventures, with her famous salmon sandwiches and thermos of coffee, all for family togetherness. Bill was an avid hunter and on a whim in 1994 Bill entered Peggy's name in a draw for hunting moose at Madge Lake. Sure enough, her name was drawn and away they went. Coming around a corner, lo and behold there was a moose. Bill had already used his tag, so he told Peggy to load the gun and soon after the moose was tagged. The bruises on her shoulder lasted a week. Peggy has a fierce love and loyalty for family and friends, through thick and thin. She led a fulfilling and wonderful life, right up to the end. Peggy was an excellent cook and a tireless homemaker. She will by dearly missed by family and friends. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from the First Baptist Church in Yorkton with Pastor Steve Rosluk officiating. Organist, Grace Fandrey, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'The Old Rugged Cross', 'In the Garden' and 'In the Sweet By and By'. Son Jim was the urn bearer. Memorials were to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation. Condolences can be left at baileysfuneralhome.com.
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