Victoria Dimler

November 27, 1924May 10, 2019

On Friday, May 10, 2019, Victoria Dimler, widow of John Dimler, Grenfell, Sask. died at the age of 94 years.

Victoria was predeceased by her parents, Philip and Maria Zorn, husband John Dimler, brother Ronald Zorn and wives Mildred and Janet, brother Gordon Zorn and wife Shirley and brother in laws Pete Speidelsbach, Tony Werth and brother in law Bill Dimler and his wife Meta. Grandsons David Osiowy, Braden Dimler and Quinn Davis and son in laws, Joe Osiowy (Husband of Gloria) and Adam Osiowy (husband of Leona)

Victoria is survived by her family: Daughter Gloria Osiowy and her family Lorna (Doug) Olson, Noreen (Mark) Pelzer, Dean (Sharon) Osiowy, Muriel Osiowy, Cam (Amber) Osiowy Daughter Leona Osiowy and her family, Carla (Greg) Paulson, Brenda (Jerry) Schuetz and Lisa Osiowy Son Richard (Marcia) Dimler, and family Pam Davis, Ken (Shauna) Dimler and Mark (Julie) Dimler Larry (Ann) Dimler and family Shantelle (Mark) Klein, Tara (Brett) Loosbrock and Christy (Lucas) Henwood 28 Great Grandchildren and 11 Great Great grandchildren as well as 22 Grandchildren and great grandchildren who became her grandchildren through marriage. Her siblings: Heddie Speidelsbach, Winnie (Doug) Hickling, Shirley (Leo) Beutler and Dennis (Marlyn) Zorn and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held in Grenfell Apostolic Church, Grenfell, SK on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor David Wicks officiating.

A family interment will be held in Grenfell Cemetery prior to the church service.

In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire contributions may be made to Grenfell Apostolic Church, Box 28, Grenfell, SK S0G 2B0 as tokens of remembrance.


Victoria was born November 27, 1924 at Oakshela Saskatchewan, the oldest of 7 children to Philip and Maria Zorn. She attended Oakshela school and completed her Grade 10. Her love of reading and learning carried on throughout her life in many different aspects.

Victoria accepted Jesus as her personal Lord and Saviour at an early age and that unwavering faith was her constant help and comfort throughout her life during various trials she would face. On April 12, 1942 Victoria married John Dimler and as a couple they began their farming career southwest of Oakshela and in 1946 moved to the ‘home’ farm Northeast of Oakshela. Between the years of 1943 and 1952 they welcomed 4 children to their family, Gloria, Leona, Richard and Larry.

In addition to working alongside John in every aspect of farm life, Victoria enjoyed gardening and always planted a large vegetable garden. With the harvesting of the garden came an abundance of canning, processing and pickling every kind of pickle imaginable. In the busiest of times on the farm she was known to make multiple trips out to the field with homemade ice tea or hot tea in a jar and some of her delicious baking to keep the men going until she was back later with a full meal.

As well as being a hard working farm wife, Victoria was noted for her kind and generous hospitality. She readily welcomed all into her home and always provided a most delicious meal, sometimes with very little notice. On a regular basis she would have mechanics, veterinarians, trades people, hired men and cattle customers enjoying a meal at her table as well as a steady stream of family and friends. It didn’t matter who you were, you left feeling loved and well fed. Hospitality was definitely one of her greatest gifts and is one that is evident in many of her children and grandchildren as well.

In 1986 John and Victoria purchased their retirement home in Grenfell and even though she was now living in town, she kept an avid interest in the farm and spent many of her days out at the home farm helping out with work and grandchildren. It was in town that she finally had time to concentrate on and perfect the art of growing a flower garden. Her flowers were admired by and shared with her family and friends generously. There was always an abundance of Lilies (one of her favorites), Roses and Bleeding Hearts.

She seemed to be able to make anything flourish and took pride in doing so. It was not uncommon for her family to drop by for a visit and find her bent over in her garden picking weeds and tending to her flowers. The challenge was always to make enough noise as you came around the corner so as not to scare a good grandma sized squeal out of her. After only enjoying retirement and town life for 3 years together, Victoria was suddenly widowed in April of 1989. This was a very difficult time for her, one of the hardest trials she would face, but with the Lord’s help and support of her family, she persevered.

When living in her home in Grenfell became too much for Victoria, she moved into Aspen Grove Private Care Home in February of 2010. She thoroughly enjoyed her time there, having many to visit with daily and was always so appreciative of the care and friendship she received from the staff. In the fall of 2016 Victoria made another move to Wolseley Care Home where she resided and received wonderful care until her passing.

Victoria’s greatest joy in life was her relationship with Jesus followed by her relationship with her family. Growing up in the depression she endured many hardships with her family and as a young married couple she and John lost their whole herd to Brucellosis without any compensation and then in the 50’s their crops were diseased with rust, barely getting the seed back at harvest. It was times like these that grew their faith and trust in the Lord and with His help they survived these hardships and were able to help each of their children get set up in their own farming operations.

Next to her faith, Victoria’s family was of the utmost importance to her. She was so supportive of each and every one of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She took special interest in each one of them and celebrated their accomplishments and individual giftings with so much love and enthusiasm.

She loved unconditionally and prayed faithfully for each and every member of her family, which is likely why, even up until her passing, she remembered everyone’s name, right down to those special little great great grandchildren.

Grandma would light up at every visit, if it was in town, she was most likely in her garden, and once the flowers were admired, there was always a plate of cookies pulled out of the freezer for the grandchildren and a pantry full of Gushers for the great grandchildren.. without fail. If Victoria couldn’t see you in person, she Ioved to talk on the phone and some of those conversations with family or friends would last up to two hours. It wasn’t uncommon for one of us to walk into the house and find her sitting at her desk talking on the phone. She was always eager for an update on all of her family’s lives. Grandma.. GG .. left an incredible heritage of faith, family and the importance of hard work to her family. She will be greatly missed. Until we see you again.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 21, 2019


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Angelina Merkel

May 15, 2019

I remember aunt Vic as such a loving, caring, friendly person. One of my favourites 💕. My condolences to all of you. May the memories you have with her keep your heart strong.

Angelina Merkel