January 28, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Delmar Dyvig on January 28 at the Red Deer Hospital after a short battle with cancer.
Del was born in 1935 in Drumheller, Alberta to Bert and Ann Dyvig. His family then moved to Winfield, Alberta, where Del attended school and was raised on the family farm. Del then made his way to Edmonton where he married his wife Vivian (Swaile) in 1955 and began his career in the furniture business. With Del becoming a partner in National Home Furniture, he moved his young family to Camrose and then to Red Deer as the company expanded. A born salesman, he eased into retirement by selling appliances at Sears, and then RVs at Vellner’s and Uncle Ben’s.
Del and Viv enjoyed a lengthy retirement of over 25 years. During this time they enjoyed many vacations, traveling to all corners of Canada and the United States in their fifth wheeler, and also enjoying trips to Mexico and Cruises to the Caribbean and Alaska.
For 40 years, Del started off his day with an early morning swim at Dawe. He was an avid golfer in his younger days, and a talented handyman who could fix or build just about anything. You could often find Del sitting on the porch soaking up the rays, building something in his garage, or barbequing something delicious on the grill. He always made time for a game of checkers with his grandkids, and even occasionally let them win a couple!
Del is survived by his loving wife and his best friend, Vivian, and would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this September. He will be forever missed by his sons Allan (Pat), and Darrel (Andrea), his grandchildren Jesse, Georgia and Jackson, his sister-in-law Marian Swaile, a number of nieces and nephews, and many friends he had made along the way.
He was predeceased by his parents, his sisters and their husbands Joan (Leo) Cartier, Joyce (Emile) Cartier, and his brother-in-law James Swaile.
Our family would like to thank the staff on Unit 32 of the Red Deer Regional Hospital for all of their care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Red Deer Regional Hospital.
We will always remember Del for his big heart, warm smile and kind eyes. He lived a life he can be proud of. He will be sadly missed and forever in our hearts. Rest in peace, Del.
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