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Frank John Dyck

December 28, 1922 - June 29, 2021

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It is with sadness that the family of Frank Dyck announce his peaceful passing on June 29, 2021 in Abbotsford, BC at 98 years of age.  He is with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, whom he strived to serve throughout his life. 

Our father was born in Kolinovo, Memrik Colony, (Ukraine)Russia. He immigrated to Canada with his family at a very young age. The family began farming in Lena, Manitoba. Dad was the eldest of five children. Their early years in Canada were impacted by both the Great Depression and the Second World War. Dad would often recount events from those years but downplayed the difficulties of short food supplies, extreme weather and the many challenges faced by that era.  The tales he told were filled with love and humour, so typical of him.  

In 1941 dad attended Normal School to train to become a teacher. It was during those years he met our mother, Anne Regehr, who was teaching at the Lena, Manitoba school. In August 1948 they married. In 1953 dad and mom, along with their young son Paul, moved to Paraguay to work for the Mennonite Central Committee. During the years in Paraguay five more children arrived: Elfriede, John, Raymond, Harold (born in Canada) and Christine. While teaching and ministering in Paraguay the family would go on furlough so Dad could further his studies in Theology. When the family returned from Paraguay in 1967, they settled in Winnipeg. Dad became the Pastor at Springfield Heights Mennonite Church and later Jubilee Mennonite Church. For several years he also served in an Inter-City Ministry and broadcast weekly sermons in German and Low German on the southern Manitoba Radio Station CFAM.  He retired in 1987 at age 65 and he and mom bought themselves a Westfalia van and toured around Canada making their way to the Yukon on several occasions to visit their youngest son Harold and family.  In later life mom and dad moved to Abbotsford, BC. They very much enjoyed their years there close to Anne’s sisters and their daughter Christine and son-in-law Cecil Unrau. 

Dad was predeceased by his wife, our mom, in 2011, sisters Elizabeth and Annie, in-law siblings Jake Dick, Peter Buhler, Helen Regehr, Henry Dueck and stepsiblings in-law John and Olga Klassen. 

Left to mourn his passing are his children Paul (Jeannette), Elfriede (Helmut Kroeker), John (Nancy), Raymond (Shirley), Harold (Barb), Christine (Cecil Unrau) 11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, his brothers John (Ellie), Henry (Anna), in law siblings Mary, Eugene, Irene (Herm Unger), Lorraine (Charles Harms) and their families.  

Right until his final days dad remained sharp of mind and quick witted. He was a voracious reader and had a genuine curiosity for all facets of life. He could remember details and events and could tell stories that entertained and were often funny or wry. He died as he lived, peacefully and on his own terms. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother, and a friend and minister to many. He will be missed.  

The family would like to include a special thanks to Christine and Cecil for helping support dad through the pandemic well enough for him to stay safely in his own home; we are grateful.  

Celebration of Life services will be held in Abbotsford and Winnipeg at later dates. 

 Online condolences can be shared at the Wiebe and Jeske funeral website www.wiebeandjeskefh.com 

 

Donations can be made in memory of Frank and Anne Dyck to the Mennonite Central Committee or a like charity.  

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From: Helen Fenwick
Relation: He was an Uncle

Sincere sympathies to the family of Uncle Frank. I’m sure you have wonderful memories of your Dad that will always be remembered in years to come when you get together. Thinking of you at this time.
Doug and Helen Fenwick

From: Del and Gert Smith
Relation: Our uncle

Our sympathies to all the families on the passing of your Dad. I enjoyed reading the obituary and got refreshed on family names and the history of your Mom and Dad’s journey through life. May you cherish the memories of your parents and as you visit with each other you might of say, “ remember when “. We will keep you in our prayers.
Del and Gert Smith

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Donations can be made in memory of Frank and Anne Dyck to the Mennonite Central Committee or a like charity.  

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