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Gary Dilks

April 16, 1941 - June 1, 2010


Gary A. Dilks

April 16 1941 – June 1 2010

It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of a father, husband and dear friend; a truly great man. Gary left us peacefully after a very short, courageous battle with cancer in the early hours of June 1st. He is survived by his wife Linda of 43 years and 24 year old daughter Charlotte.

Gary was born in Nottingham, England in 1941 to Alfred and Doris Dilks. It was there he married his beautiful wife Linda in 1967, and began what would be an amazing partnership and life together filled with love and laughter. In 1986 they had their only child, Charlotte, born in Liecestershire England. In 1988 the Dilks” immigrated to Canada to pursue a new life and adventure together. They settled in Duncan BC and have remained there ever since. Gary and Linda started what is now a successful family business, Great Fermentations, where many friends and great memories were made. Charlotte grew up to finish University in Victoria, where she currently resides.

We will remember Gary as a loving, caring and generous man. He always made us laugh with his fantastic sense of humor and quick wit, and he always will. He had the ability to put a smile on any one”s face, no matter how down or out they were. We will continue to live our lives with the same outlook; what good is life if you can”t have fun while you are doing it. We will miss him immensely; you are forever in our hearts Dad, we love you. After four long days of rain, the sun came out for you today just as you left us my love, may you rest in peace.

A small gathering will be held at the Dilks residence mid-summer to celebrate Gary”s life and recall all of our fond memories of such an amazing man. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Cancer Society.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Dean and Connie Doyle
Relation: an old employee years ago

We are very sorry to hear about Gary. You both enjoyed a wonderful life together as I remembered for the years I have known you both. Time will heal.

From: George & Clasiena Atsma
Relation: Customer

Dear Linda & Daughter Charlotte
We are saddened to read of Gary’s passing,
We herewith extend our sincere and heartfelt condolences.
Apprciated his helpfulness and smile.
Praying that God will give you the strength and comfort., during this difficult time.

From: Ron & Sherry Hutchinson
Relation: friends

It is with love we send our condolences to you both, Gary will forever be in our memories. We will always remember our times we all spent together. Love always Ron & Sherry Hutchinson

From: Sherri Drouillard
Relation: customer

We have lost a great deal of knowledge with Gary’s passing. i always enjoyed his enthusiasm and his willingness to share his knowledge. He will be missed. I wish you comfort in this time of loss.

From: Melanie Parker
Relation: A very happy customer

Dear Linda and Charlie,
I was so sad to hear about Gary’s passing. He will be missed greatly – what a special, funny and knowledgable man. I’m glad he didn’t suffer for too long. My mother fought cancer for 25 years, even though when she was diagnosed at 47, they told her she had 1 year to live. Anyway I truly feel your pain and I think you’re amazing women – so strong and brave. Hang on to the beautiful memories – they’ll get you through the grayest days. Big hugs and smiles, Melanie

From: Bruce & Megan Walker
Relation: customer for 16 years

Dear Linda. Please except our sincere condolences. We will miss Gary who always had a cheerful word & big smile when we came in. You and Charlotte are in our thoughts.

From: John and Annie Mae Miller
Relation: Friend

Linda and Charlotte;
Sincere sympathy in the loss of a Husband and Father. It was a privilage to have known Gary over the years.
Thinking about you, John and Annie Mae

From: Ray & Ramona Perry
Relation: Happy Customers for 6 years

We are shocked and saddened to hear the news of Gary’s sudden passing. We will miss him and send you our sincere condolences.

In our thoughts and prayers,
Ray & Ramona Perry

From: Jane and Tim Stewart
Relation: friend

Linda and Charlotte, We are very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. He will be dearly missed. Please know that our thoughts are with you and that you find comfort among the friends you have made here over the years.

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