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Hilda (Engel) Dykema

November 29, 1932 ~ June 29, 2020 (age 87)


On Monday, June 29, 2020, Hilda passed away at the Edson Healthcare Centre at the age of 87 years.  She has gone to her home in heaven.

Hilda will be remembered and loved by her daughters Betty Tschritter and Sandra Forbes (Michael). Her granddaughters Kaila Forbes (Kevin Bisson), Catherine Forbes-Manary (Bryce), Kamara Forbes and Sarah Tschritter.  Her great-grandchildren Alexa, Dominic, Danica, Devon and Siara.  Sisters Helene Grensmann and Irma Engel and Brother Julius Engel.  Sisters-in-law Brunhilde Engel and Iris Engel. Many nieces and nephews.

Hilda was predeceased by her husband Albert in 2004. Her parents August & Helene, brothers Edmund, Rudolph, Reinhold & Ewald, sisters Olga, Marta & Emma. Sisters-in-law Klara and Gerda, bothers-in-law Wilhelm and Richard.

Hilda immigrated to Edson, Alberta, Canada from Germany with her sister Helene in the mid 1950’s. She met Albert Dykema at church and they married in 1958 in Edson.  In 1964 they were blessed by the arrival of daughter Betty and in 1966 by the arrival of daughter Sandra.  Hilda and Albert lived their whole married life in Edson (other than the first few years in Hinton). Hilda’s life revolved around family and church. Hilda was an avid knitter, crocheter, sewer and loved to garden. She also loved to sing and was in the church choir for many years. Her greatest joy were her girls, her grand daughters and great grandchildren.  When Albert passed away in 2004, Hilda stayed on their acreage by Edson until she moved into Parkland Lodge in Edson, July 1, 2012, where she resided until her death.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Hilda’s memory may be made to:

Parkland Lodge                                                         Stollery Children’s Hospital FDN

4716 5 Ave                                                               800, 8215 112 St NW

Edson, AB T7E 1S8     or                             Edmonton, AB T6G 9Z9

Or another charity of your choice.

A Funeral Service will be held at the Edson-Peers Christian Reformed Church, 4633-7 Ave, Edson, Alberta, on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 1:00 PM with interment to follow at the Glenwood Cemetery.

To send flowers to Hilda's family, please visit our floral store.


Funeral Service
July 3, 2020

1:00 PM
Christian Reformed Church
4633-7th Avenue
Edson, Alberta T7E 1C9

July 3, 2020

2:30 PM
Glenwood Cemetery, Edson, Alberta


The Evergreens Foundation, Parkland Lodge Furniture Fund
101 Athabasca Ave, Hinton AB T7V 2A4
Tel: 1-780-865-5444

Stollery Children's Hosptial Foundation
800-8215 112 St. NW, Edmonton AB T6G 9Z9
Tel: 1-780-433-5437

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