Lydia Kutschker was born on October 28, 1945 in Tupper Creek, BC.
She was the seventh of ten children born to Alois and Ida Kutschker. On June 24, 1967 she married Bill Zilka in Dawson Creek, BC. They settled on the farm bought from his aunt and uncle in Makwa, SK. They had two children, Thomas (1968) and Kimberly (1969).
Lydia enjoyed gardening, berry picking, baking and fishing. After Bill passed away in 2010, Lydia left the family farm and moved to St. Albert, AB. She met a great group of friends that enjoyed going out for dinner and a movie, Friday night wine and a good game of Canasta. The greatest joy in her life was spending time with her children and grandchildren: Katelyn (1998), Shane (2000), Paige (2006) and Carter (2009).
Lydia is survived by her son, Tom (Sandra) Zilka; daughter, Kim (Alan) Leban; grandchildren: Katelyn, Shane, Paige and Carter; sisters: Regina, Theresa and Helen as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her loving husband, Bill; parents, Alois and Ida Kutschker and six of her siblings.