Through his beloved family and friends, John Dyck’s compassion, humour and dedication will forever be in our memories. Born in Regina, Sask., on June 26, 1933, John passed away peacefully on Aug. 12, 2016 at the age of 83 after losing his battle with Parkinson’s at Trinity Care Centre.
John is survived by his three children and families: Linda & Alan Blow (Cranbrook), Bryan Dyck and Melanie Baptist (both of Penticton), grandchildren and great grandchildren Karri & Jason Flatla (Lethbridge) and their sons Jakob & Erik, Dionne & Rene Kowalchuk (Cranbrook) and their daughter Rhiannon, Jason Dyck & Sarah Lacroix (Vernon) and their children Lydia, Carmen & Yaven and Jennifer & Ben Smith (Vernon) and their daughter Darla. John is also survived by sisters Eva Volker, Deanna Taves, Clara Leddy and Eileen (Reg) Parker and brothers Lenn (Irene) Enns and Garry (Marija) Enns.
John is now in the loving arms of his wife Helen Dyck, who passed away suddenly in December 2002. They met as young teenagers and then married on Nov. 14, 1953 in Manitoba. Their family began in Alexander, Man., but was raised in the beautiful Okanagan, which appealed to them and they moved to Penticton in 1967.
John worked for CPR Transport in his younger years in Penticton, then Slade & Stuart as a driver for many years and later worked as a custodian for the school board until his retirement.
John had a great passion for golf, as well as bowling and umpiring and had a love for watching hockey and other sports.
He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends that knew him.
A quiet Memorial for John will be held Sept. 24 at Powell Beach Park in Trout Creek for family and close friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Parkinson’s Society or the Trinity Care Center in Penticton.