Amy Jane DITTRICH

DITTRICH

Amy Jane (nee Kneeland)

September 27, 1925 ~ January 2, 2009

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Amy. Predeceased by her loving husband of 56 years – Joe, and brothers – Lester, Bob, Homer, Lawrence and Ernie, and by sisters -Elsie and Mary. Amy is survived by her sisters – Gladys and Dorothy, her eight children – John (Sharon), Joyce, David (Bonny), Ken, Stan (Laura), Brian (Belen), Carolyn (Mike), and Brenda. Grandchildren – Jenna (Justin), Paul, Katie, Ian (Sarah), Josh, Naomi (Jason), Jake (Natalie), Eli (Julie), Zak, Joey (Juliana),Colleen (James), Erica (Dave), Steve (Andrea), Lynette, Leah, Mike, Charlene, Stephanie, Wes, Leanne, and Teri. And Great Grandchildren – Misha, Kyler, Jayden, Esteban, David and Braeden.

Born eighth of 10 children in Halkirk, AB, Amy married Joe on April 18, 1945, in Stettler, AB. In 1947, they moved to Pitt Meadows, BC, where they lived out their lives farming and raising their family.

Amy’s role as wife and mother reached far beyond that of chief nose blower and bottle washer, to chauffeur, tractor operator, hay maker, gardener, cook, pie maker, sweater knitter, party planner, referee, garage saler, cross country skier, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy enthusiast, and overall social butterfly. Amy will be fondly missed by all who knew her.

Prayers to be held at St. Luke’s Parish, 20285 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Maple Ridge on Friday, January 9, at 5:30 pm, with Funeral Mass on Saturday, January 10, at 10:30am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Amy’s memory to McKenney Creek Hospice at Ridge Meadows Hospital.

Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca