CHARLES EVERETT DILTS
November 28, 1953 - November 22, 2020
The world has lost a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. Charles Everett Dilts (Rhett) was born in Winnipeg in November, 1953, and passed away just days before his 67th birthday. After meeting his wife, Diane, at 15, they started dating and have been inseparable since. They married in 1977 and welcomed two daughters, Jessica (Clay) and Amy (Lonn) into the world, making life’s pace accelerate exponentially. As life was starting to slow down, Rhett became a grandfather in 2010 to Deyton and again to Isla, in 2013.
Rhett had a special connection with his brother and sisters, Lesley, Pat (Bill), Marilyn (Chuck) and Dwight (Nancy), especially into adulthood. He was the first from his family to graduate from college with a business degree from Red River, which he put to use during his successful career with Investors Group. In his personal life, Rhett was an avid lover of music and was often found wearing headphones, captivated by his music. He loved the great outdoors and watching the birds at the lake. He enjoyed camping with the family and could often be found tinkering around with his tools, finding “projects” to do around the cottage. He and Diane not only had a passion for spending time at the cottage with family and friends, but they loved traveling, especially to Costa Rica and Hawaii.
Known for his quick wit and sharp sarcasm, infectious laugher regularly accompanied his conversations. Those that knew him best appreciated his strong personality, his record keeping skills that kept him glued to the computer for hours, and the way he valued his lifelong friendships. He was always anxious for his fly-in and cottage weekend fishing trips with close friends and as a storyteller, often shared memories of these with anyone that would listen.
A celebration of Rhett's life will be held at a later date, when we are safely able to come together. In the meantime, Rhett's family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by watching the photo-biography above. They also encourage the sharing of photos, memories, and stories by making use of the comment section on this page.
In lieu of flowers, donations as a “Tribute Gift” may be made to the Fort Whyte Nature Centre.
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