It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister, Arla Elizabeth Hegge (nee Dilworth) at her home in Dawson Creek, BC on February 11, 2021 at the age of 63.
Arla was born July 5, 1957 in Dawson Creek, BC the first child of David John (Jack) Dilworth and Eunice Ione Dilworth (nee Allen). Arla’s childhood years were spent on a farm in Sunrise Valley where she attended Willowbrook Elementary School. When she was 14, the family moved to Dawson Creek where she attended Frank Ross Secondary School and graduated in 1975 from South Peace Senior Secondary School.
In 1976, Arla married the love of her life Olaf Hegge. They shared a wonderful life until the sudden passing of her husband in 2018. Arla worked at Dawson Carland, the Block News, and The Mirror newspaper, but shortly after the birth of their first child Clayton, she decided to be a full time mom. Their second child Ashley was born 4 years later and their family was complete.
Arla enjoyed country music, gardening, camping, tropical vacations, and her home was always a gathering place for friends and relatives. Without a doubt, the greatest joy of Arla’s life was her four beloved grandchildren: Caylie, Ryan, Avery, and Morgan.
Arla was predeceased by her beloved husband Olaf, mother Eunice, and in-laws Rolf and Anne Hegge. She leaves to mourn her passing her children Clayton (Lynsey) Hegge and Ashley (Kevin) McCabe, grandchildren Caylie and Ryan Hegge, and Avery and Morgan McCabe; her father Jack Dilworth; her sisters Shelley (Nolan) Dilworth-Mills and Colleen (Micky) Lambert; nieces, nephews, numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, and many friends of all ages.
Gone but never forgotten.
Very Respectfully, Reynars Funeral Home & Crematorium