FUNK, Alvina Annie
1928 – 2021
Alvina Annie (Dyck) Funk, 93, of Consort, Alberta died peacefully on September 27, 2021, at Consort Long Term Care, Consort, Alberta. She was born on September 19, 1928, in Herbert, Saskatchewan to David G. and Katherina (Klassen) Dyck. The responsibility of growing up in a large family proved to be ever true for Alvina as the oldest daughter in the family of eleven she was required to be available to help her mom with the household and the raising of younger siblings, as well as, required to help her dad with the farm chores, particularly the animals. November 20, 1949, at 21 years of age, Alvina and Henry P. Funk were married. In the spring of 1950, they moved to Consort where they would build their home, raise their family, and farm until Henry’s passing in 1985.
A loving mother and homemaker, Alvina loved to cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family, especially over the holidays, until she was no longer able to do so. In addition to working on the farm, Alvina also worked at the Consort Lodge in the kitchen from 1981 to 1985. For many years leading up to her passing, Alvina collected a large library of romance novels. She also loved playing games with her family such as Yahtzee and Chinese Checkers, of which she had a series of set moves to make sure she could outwit any opponent that would come her way. Alvina’s passions were crocheting and flower gardens. She loved Christmas and watching movies. It was such a delight for anyone around her to hear her burst out laughing at funny movies.
When your mom gets to be 93 years young, she is so much more than a mother, she is your friend; albeit we are so grateful to have had her with us for this long, we are broken-hearted to see her go so soon. Alvina is survived by her children, Carol (Gary) Giesbrecht, Doreen (Bob) Bonham, Janice (Gerald) Regehr, Glenn (Sarah) Funk; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brother, Herb (Nettie); and numerous nieces and nephews. Alvina is predeceased by her husband of 35 years, Henry Funk; daughter, Gail Katherine Funk; grandson, Robert Henry Bonham; parents, David G. and Katherina Dyck; seven brothers and two sisters.
A Private Family Funeral Service will be taking place to honour and remember Alvina. Interment will follow at Lake Road Cemetery, Consort, Alberta.
If so desired, memorial donations are gratefully received for the Lake Road Cemetery via the Village of Consort Office, Box 490, Consort, Alberta, T0C 1B0 or 403-577-3623. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.coronationfuneralhome.ca. Arrangements in care of Coronation Funeral Home, Coronation, Alberta. Phone: 403.578.2928.