DIRCKS -It is with great sadness and regret we announce the passing of our father Lloyd Herman Dircks at the age of 84. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 22, 2011 at Humboldt District Hospital. We were reunited with our father in 1982 and our love as a family was rekindled. In the time we knew our father we found him to be a kind, gentle man with a great sense of humour. In the years that we let slip by they become a patchwork of good and bad days, failures and successes, joys and disappointments like every life that has not been derailed by catastrophe or tragedy however gigantic or mundane. It's just life's journey. Our father had a lot of courage to travel through this life journey. Courage is the fortitude to keep moving forward, with a smile and a good sense of humour in each passing day. That is a gift our father gave us. We all walk through this life unheard by some, unseen by others. It is the hearts song of loneliness that is hard to still. Time sifts away slowly like seeping sand. We meet our father who took our hand. Rest in Peace Dad. Till we meet again. Fly with the Angels. He was predeceased by our mother, Gladys Marilyn Reicken from Girvin, SK and his only son James Martin. He leaves behind three daughters: Adele (Keith), Donna Lee and Joanne Faye (Neil); five grandchildren: Niki (Shane), Brandon (Christine) and James' three daughters: Jessica Lynn, Sarah Jo and Katlein D; five great grandchildren: Tyler, Jaiden, Amanda of Regina and Daylen and Araya of Calgary. Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME Humboldt, SK.