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Dalmer "Dal" Bilkoski

February 8, 1939 — May 8, 2017

Dalmer “Dal” Stanley Bilkoski

On Monday, May 8, 2017 after a 4 year courageous battle with cancer, Dal Bilkoski passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family at the age of 78 years.

Left to cherish his memory and mourn his loss are his wife Edie; children Shane (Kim), Todd and Lisa (Jim); grandchildren Heather (Derrick), Bren, Shirley Marie, Will (Michelle) and Amber; great-grandchildren Kaylee, Cade, Tessa and Maddie; sisters Diana (Jim) and Rosie; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and a host of friends.

Dal was predeceased by his parents Lena and Pete; in-laws Grace and Martin; grandparents; mother of his children Rosemarie Hoffman and brother-in-law Billie-Joe Beyko.

Dal was born and raised in Eden, Manitoba.  He had various careers over the years, however trucking and mechanics were his passion.  Starting at a young age of 12, he drove truck for his father.  Later in his life after retirement he drove school bus for 12 years.  Dal enjoyed arts by painting pictures, carpentry and was an avid golfer.  He truly enjoyed travelling the country in their motorhome and spending the winters in Yuma, AZ.  Dal also enjoyed the trip to Alaska where they went on a cruise.  Over the years, he loved nature and animals, while having many pets he loved.  In the last few years he enjoyed the closeness of family and friends.

Prayers will be held on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel, Portage la Prairie, MB.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11:00 am at St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church, Neepawa, MB, led by Father Gerald Langevin.  Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dal’s memory can be made to Central Plains Cancer Services, 318 Saskatchewan Ave. E., Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0K8, Cancer Care Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9 or Good Shepherd Parish Building Fund, 114 Countess Ave, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N OT2.

A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel.  204-857-4021

Charitable donations may be made to:

Central Plains Cancer Services
318 Sask. Ave. E., Portage la Prairie MB R1N 0K8

CancerCare Manitoba
675 McDermot Ave. Winnipeg, MB. R3E 0V9,

Good Shepherd Parish Building Fund
1125 Saskatchewan Ave E., Portage la Prairie MB R1N 3Y8

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