In accordance with Covid guidelines a private funeral mass will be celebrated on January 8, 2021 at Holy Family Parish.
In memory of
Celestine Winder
December 07, 1916 - January 01, 2021 - Age 104

Celestine “Sally” Winder of Medicine Hat passed away on January 1, 2021 at the age of 104 years. She will be remembered with love by her children Donald Dirk and Diane (Murray) McCartney, daughter-in-law Marjorie Dirk, grandchildren Desiree (Bryan) Coyle, Denise Dirk-Feininger, Aaron Dirk, Miles (Kathryn Monaghan) Dirk, Tracy (Janice) Dirk, Dean Dirk, Shane (Nancy) Dirk and Troy Dirk, eight great-grandchildren (and six great-great-grandchildren), Hannah Polonsky, Christina Dirk (Aislynn), Ashlee Poppe (Haylee and Kallie), Justin (Krystin) Dirk (Jack, Nate), Quentin Dirk, Brady Dirk, Krystal Dirk and Theresa (Morgan Carnelli) Dirk (Rowan). Sally was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Herman Dirk in 1983, second husband Julius Winder in 2013, sons Michael H Dirk and Joseph H Dirk, daughter-in-law Darlene Dirk, parents Joseph and Agatha Hintz and siblings Magdalena Franks, Mary Lanz, Kay Pahl, Virginia Hotchen, Peter Hintz and John Hintz. Sally was born December 7, 1916. She was part of the greatest generation, living through the Great Depression and the war years on the farm at Fox Valley, Saskatchewan. She was hard working and blessed with a creative mind and talented hands that allowed her to develop phenomenal skills as a seamstress, hostess and cook, generously sharing with all. After the family moved to Medicine Hat in 1961, Sally began caring for many homes and in the process developed long term friendships with her clients and their families. Family was the cornerstone of her life. Sally was a wonderful mother, grandmother. friend, confidant and advisor who loved unconditionally, lived simply and cared deeply for her family. Sally’s home was always a place for family and friends to gather. Sally lived a long and healthy life and was fortunate to reside independently until she was 100. She appreciated the support she received first at Chinook Village, then at Park Place Meadow Ridge Seniors Village, St. Joseph’s Home and lastly the excellent care at South Country Village. In accordance with Covid guidelines a private funeral mass will be celebrated on January 8, 2021 at Holy Family Parish. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Sally Winder.  

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Message from Stephanie Bourne January 07, 2021
My deepest condolences Diane to you all.....Miss Sally was sure loved & remembered fondly by us all at St.Joe’s.
Stephanie Bourne
Message from shirley Britton (Stephanson) January 10, 2021
Well Done Mama!! You were a very capable Wife and Mother and you proved that hard work does not kill us. Your long Life example shows that you were extremely industrious and Hardworking!! Your Family can Praise you and thank you for being the Heart in their lives and i know your dear daughter Diane will miss you daily till you meet again. Warm hugs to Don and everyone!!
May her wisdom and kindness sustain you in knowing that your heavenly Father recognizes her 104 years of efforts.

and rewarded your Family with Love and Goodness.
shirley Britton (Stephanson)
Message from Kathleen Wilson January 13, 2021
Sally was such an amazing lady and will always be remembered for her kind heart, her hard working nature and the endless knowledge that she imparted to so many. She was one of the first people that I met when I moved to Medicine Hat in 1975. My condolences to all of Sally's family and friends.
Kathleen Wilson
Message from Ken Edwards January 14, 2021
Diane, Don and Families,,
Sally Winder, fondly known to us as Mrs. Dirk, was a part of our family and a true friend of my mother. I remember her coming to our house every Monday for years, and she often stayed with us kids when our parents were away. When I last visited with her in Chinook Village, I marvelled at her physical and mental strength. My condolences at this time.
Ken Edwards