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GLORIA RUTH DYCK (KROEKER)

Date of Passing: Mar 11, 2019

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GLORIA RUTH DYCK (nee KROEKER) 1939 - 2019 Gloria Ruth Dyck, wife, mother, grandmother and quilter extraordinaire, known for her generous volunteerism, died of cancer on Monday, March 11, 2019 at the Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg, MB. Born in Winkler, MB, the daughter of Alice and Jacob E. Kroeker, Gloria always enjoyed music and excelled at the violin, winning festival honours. Having experienced illness at a young age, Gloria was inspired to study nursing, graduating from St. Boniface School of Nursing in 1961. She worked in Winnipeg and Winkler Hospitals for a number of years while getting to know Don. The two were married in 1963 in Winkler. The next few years were busy raising four children and supporting Don in finishing a degree in radiology. Winkler became the eventual home for the family and practice. In 1988 Gloria was inspired to transform their empty barn into a quilting space, and soon, with many working together, the Barnswallow Quilters' annual show was attracting thousands of people. Despite suffering from fibromyalgia, Gloria's time and energy and her thoughtful gifts of food, knitting, and prayers have benefitted countless people. She made hundreds of blankets for people in need around the world, through MCC. Gloria was predeceased by her parents, and brother Harold Kroeker. She will be missed by her husband, Don, children, Donna McLeod, Geoff (Theresa), Timothy (Barb) and Jonathan (Tammy) and their families, as well as her stepmom Anne Kroeker, brother Clarence (Barbara), and sister-in-law Nancy Kroeker. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at All Saints Anglican Church, 175 Colony St. in Winnipeg. Free parking available behind Great West Life. Ash interment to follow at 3:00 p.m. at the Winkler Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mennonite Central Committee or the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, in memory of Gloria. Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler In care of arrangements wiebefuneralhomes.com

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 15, 2019, Mar 16, 2019

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • My heartfelt condolences to Don and family on the passing of Gloria. I am deeply saddened by this news. My sincere best wishes to friends and family. Keith Meloff, MD CLASS OF 1966 Toronto - Posted by: Keith Meloff (Classmate of Don) on: Mar 19, 2019

  • My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. - Posted by: Carolyn (Adolph) Heschuk (St. B. classmate) on: Mar 15, 2019

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