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July 21, 2023
In loving memory ~
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Vivian Dyvig. Vivian was born in 1936 in Camrose, AB, to Mike and Mary Swaile. Her family moved to Edmonton where she grew up and where she began working, after high school, with the Government of Alberta. She laughingly told us that she was so excited after getting her first paycheque, that she treated her family to "Chicken On The Way", and then bought herself some shoes! In 1955 she married Del Dyvig, and moved to Camrose shortly after, with Del becoming a partner in National Home Furniture and starting a store there. In Camrose, they raised their family, until moving to Red Deer when National Home Furniture opened another store in 1977. Vivian took much pride in her home, Sunday dinners, and her family. She was also known for her delicious baking, especially her famous raisin cookies. She was very crafty and always ready to take on a home reno task, be it repainting walls, wallpapering a room, or tiling a backsplash. She spent countless hours sewing and knitting, making clothes and accessories for those around her. Still knitting in her 70s and 80s, she took to making and donating hundreds of knitted toques for the babies and preemies at the Red Deer Regional Hospital. Vivian enjoyed a lengthy retirement with Del until his passing in 2020. They enjoyed travelling across Canada and the United States in their fifth-wheeler, winters in Arizona, cruises to Alaska and the Caribbean and also trips to Mexico. Vivian will be forever loved and missed by her sons Allan (Pat) and Darrel (Andrea), her grandchildren Jesse, Georgia, and Jackson, many nieces and nephews, and the friends she made along the way. She was predeceased by her parents Mike and Mary Swaile, and her brother Jim (& Marion) Swaile. We would like to thank the staff of Revera Inglewood, where Vivian enjoyed her last months. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Red Deer Hospital.