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RICHARD (DIEDRICH) DYCK
Born: May 16, 1928
Date of Passing: Sep 30, 2019Offer Condolences or Memory
RICHARD (DIEDRICH) DYCK
May 16, 1928 - September 30, 2019
Lover of life. Ready to die, but not anxious to leave. Not a saint, but sure that angels await. Confident in his faith. Certain of grace. Gone to be with Jesus, his beloved wife, Ruth, and many others gone on before.
Predeceased by Ruth (Braun), parents, Abram I. Dyck and Elizabeth (Unrau) Dyck, sisters and brothers and their spouses, Ruth's parents, and many of her extended family.
Survived by siblings: Ike (Tina) Dyck, Betty Reimer, Tina Harms and Bill (Doris) Dyck, sisters-in-law, Betty (Dick) Friesen, Rose (Charles) Friesen, Jessie Braun, Gertie Braun, and brother-in-law Henry Janzen. Dad to children: Don (Pearl), Dennis (Cheryl), Dan (Laura), Bonnie and Roxy (Brian). Grandpa to 13 grandchildren plus their partners, and three great-grandchildren - none of whom he could see often enough. Friend to the many he would meet for breakfast, coffee, and conversation in his long-time neighbourhood of North Kildonan.
Baptized June 6, 1949, Chortitzer Church, Grunthal, MB. Strived to love God, follow Jesus, and treat others by the Golden Rule, and love his family. Readily acknowledged his flaws. Constant seeker of forgiveness. Memorizer of scripture. Occasional itinerant preacher.
Raised on family farms near Plum Coulee and Grunthal, MB. Storyteller. Believer in hard work and education. Generosity-empowered dollar stretcher. Joker and occasional teaser. Hired hand to many farmers in his youth. Lumberjack, mechanic, plasterer, builder, tinkerer, inventor, handyman, custodian in the Winnipeg School Division, and Stationary Engineer, 4th Class. In his own words, "Jack of all trades, Master of none."
Together with Ruth, caregiver to many foster and daycare children who received love, food, and shelter from their kind hearts. Always ready to help others as best he could.
The memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2019, with visitation at 2:00 p.m., followed by the service at 3:00 p.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 162 PTH 52W, Steinbach, MB.
Thank you to everyone able to commemorate his life.
In lieu of flowers, donations graciously received by Bethania Personal Care Home, Winnipeg Convalescent Home, or Calvary Temple, in memory of Richard.
BIRCHWOOD FUNERAL CHAPEL CO-OP
1-204-346-1030 OR 1-888-454-1030
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 03, 2019
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