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Lydia Elenora (Kutschker) Zilka

October 28, 1945 ~ May 26, 2019 (age 73)
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Lydia Kutschker was born on October 28, 1945 in Tupper Creek, BC.  She was the seventh of ten children born to Alois and Ida Kutschker.

On June 24, 1967, she married Bill Zilka in Dawson Creek, BC. They settled on the farm bought from his aunt and uncle in Makwa, SK.  They had two children, Thomas (1968) and Kimberly (1969).

Lydia enjoyed gardening, berry picking, baking and fishing. After Bill passed away in 2010, Lydia left the family farm and moved to St. Albert, AB.  She met a great group of friends that enjoyed going out for dinner and a movie, Friday night wine and a good game of Canasta.

The greatest joy in her life was spending time with her children and grandchildren: Katelyn (1998), Shane (2000), Paige (2006) and Carter (2009).

She was predeceased by: her loving husband, Bill; her parents, Alois and Ida Kutschker; and six of her siblings.

Lydia is survived by: her son, Tom (Sandra) Zilka; her daughter, Kim (Alan) Leban; her grandchildren, Katelyn, Shane, Paige and Carter; her sisters, Regina, Theresa and Helen; and numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be light refreshments at the St. Walburg Senior Centre on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

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