1944 - 2023
Lydia passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 10th, 2023, at the Arcola Health Centre at the age of 78.
Born in Minton, Saskatchewan, Lydia spent most of her childhood in Weyburn before moving to Frobisher with her parents. There she completed her education and was valedictorian of her graduating class. Upon graduation Lydia began working at a bank in Oxbow before meeting and eventually marrying her husband of 52 years Bill. Together, they developed a successful farming operation near Hirsch. Lydia enjoyed planting her gardens, raising chickens and geese, in addition was an avid canner, baker, and gifted at handicrafts such as knitting and crochet. Lydia spent many hours creating items that were cherished by her family and friends. A devoted wife and mother, Lydia also provided care and support for Bill, her mother and mother-in-law as they aged. She loved her pet dogs with a special place in her heart for the most recent, “Ruby”. After her children left home, she developed a taste for travel visiting much of Canada, US, Mexico the Caribbean, not to mention numerous casino bus trips with friends.
Predeceased by her husband Bill; children, Warren and Bryce; parents, Alex and Barbara Fahlman and parents in-law, Steve and Mary Dacio.
Lydia will be greatly missed by her children, Charlene (Rudy) Valdes; Twyla (Wally) Ronyk - grandchildren, Sydnie and Cassandra; Sheldon (Cathy) - grandchildren ,Catherine, Victoria, Andrew, and of course her beloved dog “Ruby”.
The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors for the compassionate care provided at Arcola Health Centre, St. Joseph's Hospital and the Pasqua Hospital.
Family and friends were invited to join a celebration of Lydia’s life at St. Monica's Roman Catholic Church, Bienfait, Sask. on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Thuy Ngyuen presiding. Interment followed at the Bienfait Cemetery, after which a luncheon was held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Bienfait branch.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Estevan Humane Society or the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan.
Hall Funeral Services in Estevan provided care to Lydia's family - Deb Heidinger, Funeral Director.