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PETER GEORGE DYCK
Born: Nov 22, 1946
Date of Passing: Jan 05, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
PETER GEORGE DYCK
1946 - 2020
Peter George Dyck was born on November 22, 1946, in Winkler Hospital, to George P. and Lynda Dyck who farmed between Winkler and Morden, Manitoba. Peter was predeceased by his parents and older sister, Katherine. His living siblings, Louise, John, Kelvin and Don mourn the loss of an energetic and widely respected brother.
Peter grew up on the family farm, attending Zion Elementary School, Winkler High School, Winkler Bible School and Mennonite Brethren Bible College in Winnipeg. He was gifted as a musician and grew up playing the piano and trumpet and singing in church and school choirs. Later in life he would teach music part time in local high schools and direct music bands.
Peter married Irene Falk in October 5, 1968 and they had three children: Patrick 1971, Shannon 1973 and Becky 1979. While spending the majority of his life expanding the family farm, he was very active in local civic affairs, serving as a board member and chair of Winkler Credit Union, board member and Chair of Garden Valley School Division and 16 years as an elected Member of the Manitoba Legislature, representing the constituency of Pembina. Early in his life, Peter George made a firm commitment to Jesus Christ and that manifested itself in his summer spent at Inter-Varsity's Manitoba Pioneer Camp, his active work with Winkler Bible Camp and service as a choir director, council member and moderator of the Winkler Mennonite Brethren Church. His strong faith in God was evident in his family, civic and church life. He enjoyed church and community work. In church, he relished teaching Sunday school and serving as choir director for 28 years. Peter George enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren growing up into mature, responsible adults who lived life to the fullest. He was proud of their individual achievements and encouraged them to pursue their goals. Peter felt most alive when he had his children and grandchildren around him. Epithet: "Life is not fair, but I can't complain."
A private family service was held.
The family would like to thank the staff of Silver Linings Care at the Villages West for the excellent care Peter received while living there, Peter Loewen from Country Cycle for giving Peter regular massages and to Dr. Lane and the Palliative Care nurses for their care.
If friends so desire, donations may be made in Peter George's memory to either the Canadian Food Grains Bank or to the Buhler Active Living Centre, designated to Winkler Villages for Older Adults.
Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler
In care of arrangements
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 11, 2020
Condolences & Memories (4 entries)
Irene So sorry to see that Peter passed away I have such great memories of being with him in the Legislature He was a great friend and confidant, also a task master as the party whip. I will always have the memories. Jack Reimer - Posted by: Jack Reimer (Former colleague) on: Jan 16, 2020
To Peter’s family, Brad and I both share our heartfelt condolences with you. Peter was a very insightful and compassionate colleague. He often shared his love for his family through beautiful and at times humorous stories. He has made his final journey in peace and with few regrets. Leanne and Brad. - Posted by: Leanne Rowat (Former Colleague) on: Jan 16, 2020
I have a lifetime of memories of Peter. He made significant contribution to the community and our extended family. I am so glad he is now at peace and past his suffering. May he be welcomed into his heavenly home. My thoughts are now with Irene, his children, siblings and all their families. - Posted by: Evelyn Labun (Cousin ) on: Jan 11, 2020
Peter was the kind of person that made the legislature a better place. I very much enjoyed his thoughts faith and humour . We could always talk honestly and in a non-partisan fashion. He is a good and kind soul. I wish his family peace in knowing he is in a better place and did his part to make this place a bit better Dave Chomiak - Posted by: Dave Chomiak (Co-worker) on: Jan 11, 2020
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