Tillack, Golden Dietrich
On May 21, 2006, in his 91st year, Golden Dietrich Tillack passed away after a brief illness, at Kelowna General Hospital. Predeceased by his parents Charles and Freda (nee von Dietrich) Tillack; brothers, Charles, Ernie, Wilfrid, Auburn, and Theodore, and sisters Rosie, Ella, Lucille and Bessie, his beloved wife Gladys and step-daughter, Fay. Left to mourn are his sister Gertrude Haynes of Lethbridge, granddaughters Dana Carswell (Howard Hisdal) of Kelowna, and Mary (Bill) Smith of Calgary, great-grandchildren Connor, Liam, Logan and Alison Smith and Anna and Sarah Hisdal, as well as numerous nieces and nephews across Western Canada and the U.S.
Goldie was born in Lethbridge July 31, 1915, and grew up in Southern Alberta. He had a farm in Stirling, tried his hand at commercial fishing and spent many years as a carpenter. He worked on the Mica Dam, as well as the Lavington Glass plant. He settled in Vernon in the mid 1960s and moved to Kelowna in 2003. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, photography, gardening, prospecting for gold, treasure-hunting and road trips to visit family. He rarely said no to a bowl of ice cream and always had candy in his pockets to share with children, or a pat for any dog or cat that was near. He had a deep faith, and read his Bible every night. Family was very important to him. He was a devoted husband, uncle and grandfather whose dedication to his wife through health and sickness showed that true love does happen in real life.
A funeral service will be held in the LDS Chapel, 1506 35th St., Vernon at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 27, 2006. Viewing from 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Interment will follow at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. A reception will follow the interment in the Chapel hall. The family would like to thank the staff at KGH and the reactivation unit who looked after Goldie. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, Pediatric Unit, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 1T2, or to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialkelowna.com . Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, B.C. (250) 762-2299.