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HERBERT RONALD DICK
Born: Feb 03, 1945
Date of Passing: Jan 09, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
HERBERT RONALD DICK
1945 - 2021
Left behind are the love of his life, his wife of 54 years, Gloria; his son Chris and wife Nancy Dixon and their children, Natalie and Myles; his daughter Karla and her husband Mike Penner and their daughters, Hannah, Ellie and Sasha. He also leaves behind two sisters, two brothers and their families.
As a boy, Herb was drawn to sports of all varieties: hockey, baseball, basketball, curling, and his favourite, golf. He had great success at tournaments throughout the region. Herb gave his time investing in the future of golf in Winkler. He was on the Executive of the Winkler Golf Course for 29 years, including 25 years as president and was a co-founder of the International Golf tournament. Herb made friends and connections at countless golf tournaments and curling clubs.
Herb's career included working as a salesman for Weston Bakeries, selling and delivering bakery products for 35 years. He wore his Weston's uniform with pride and continued being "the bread man" in Winkler until his retirement in 2005.
As a lifelong citizen of Winkler no one had more pride and affection for their home than Herb did. Getting involved and actively participating in making the community strong was always a part of Herb's life. He served 10 years as a trustee for the Garden Valley School Division and then served 22 years as a city councillor. After retiring from politics, Herb found many ways to continue making Winkler a better place. He spent countless hours volunteering to sing with residents at Salem Home and sang in the Winkler Community Men's choir. What gave him the most joy was serving on the board and volunteering for the Winkler Food Cupboard. He shared that the past few years working at the Food Cupboard were the absolute best of his life. Music and faith went hand-in-hand for Herb. Herb and his family were part of Grace Mennonite Church. One of the most meaningful parts of his life was singing bass in the Grace Men's Quartet. This experience, his pastor Arnie Neufeld and many friends helped bring Herb to the place of being baptised in 1993.
Herb loved to entertain family and friends. Sitting around the table with friends, food, and stories filled Herb up and made him come alive. Being Papa to his five grandkids was the greatest gift and had the most impact on Herb's life. Herb was a devoted and fun-loving grandparent. He made countless trips to Winnipeg to watch sports, listen to choirs, watch recitals and just come for a visit. He was their biggest fan always celebrating their accomplishments with great delight.
With the help of Dr. Cornie Woelk, nurses, Karen and Shannon, home care and Leala Kuhl and Sherry Thomas, we were able to care for Herb at home until he passed away peacefully in his favourite place with his family beside him.
Due to Covid restrictions, a private family service was held on January 14, 2021 with interment at Westridge Memorial Gardens.
Special thanks to Jake Giesbrecht from Wiebe Funeral Home for the compassionate and thoughtful care he offered. Thank you to the countless friends who supported our family and loved Herb and Gloria over the past few months in many practical and loving ways. We are so grateful.
Donations in Herb's memory may be made to the Winkler Food Cupboard (winklercentralstation.com).
Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler
In care of arrangements
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 16, 2021
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