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Peacefully at Riverview Health Center, Henry Dyck, aged 81, went to his eternal reward, with his family at his side.
Henry will be lovingly remembered by his dear wife Elsie; son Darryl and his wife Valerie and their sons, Seth, Matthaeus and Micah; daughter Kim Fast and her husband Jonathan and their sons, Jakob, Joshua and Adam; his brother Rudolf in Germany; sister Katie Loewen and sister-in-law Margarete Dyck.
Henry was predeceased by his parents, Bernhard and Katherine Dyck; sister Gretel Dyck (in Russia); brother Peter Dyck; sisters- in-law Anna Dyck, Lillian Dyck and brother-in-law Peter Loewen.
Henry was born in Russia on March 8, 1940 and came to Manitoba in 1948 with his family as refugee immigrants. He appreciated the gift of living in a wonderful country like Canada. He did not take this for granted.
Henry lived a full and active life. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who treasured his family. He loved them dearly and kept them close. Henry was most grateful for their strong support during his illness.
As a young man, Henry felt called to a life of following Jesus. He was baptized upon his Confession of Faith at First Mennonite Church. Henry's faith and the church were integral throughout his life. Henry was an active member of Charleswood Mennonite Church for more than 50 years.
Henry was a professional land surveyor. His career began with the Province of Manitoba in the Highway's Legal Survey's Department. The majority of his career was spent at the City of Winnipeg, managing the Planning, Property and Development Department.
In addition to enjoying his work and career, he had many wide-ranging interests. He volunteered extensively and served the Mennonite, as well as the larger community, with generosity and compassion. He will be missed.
Henry helped initiate and provided leadership to a variety of faith based and not for profit community projects. These included Westgate Mennonite Collegiate, Lindenwood Mennonite Seniors Housing, Crosstown Credit Union and Charleswood Mennonite Church. Planning and development was not only a career choice, but a gift to be shared.
The family wishes to thank and express deep appreciation and gratitude to the many people who supported Henry in his illness, including health care providers, extended family and many friends. A special thank you to Dr. Skrabek and nurse Jamie for their exceptional care throughout his illness. Henry was grateful for the many healthy years he was afforded after his first encounter with lymphoma 17 years ago.
One of Henry's favorite verses was Micah 6:8, "And what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice and to love kindness and mercy and to walk humbly with your God."
A viewing will be held at Charleswood Mennonite Church, 699 Haney Street on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. with a short service at 7:30 p.m.
A funeral service will be held at Bethel Mennonite Church, 465 Stafford Street on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Sage Creek Cemetery.
It has been requested that those in attendance of the funeral are fully vaccinated and wear a mask. For those of you who would like to attend the funeral, please call Friends Funeral Service at 204-339-5555 and let them know of your intentions. This booking is not required for the viewing, but capacity limits will be followed. The funeral service will also be made available via live stream at for those who are unable to attend in person.
Donations in Henry's memory may be considered for MCC Manitoba, Westgate Mennonite Collegiate or Canadian Food Grains Bank.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 18, 2021

Condolences & Memories (22 entries)

  • Dear Elsie, Darrel & Kim, We were surprised to find Henry’s name in the deceased column of the Canadian Mennonite. But God calls at the right time. We remember well when in ’72 , Henry located a house for us in a nice new neighbourhood when we moved from Sask. to accept a new teaching position. We well remember the friendship and guidance that we received in navigating a large city. May God lead you as you continue on new journey. Henry & Anne Dyck of Abbotsford, BC - Posted by: Henry &Anne Dyck (Second cousin) on: Oct 27, 2021

  • Henry was our neighbour for 6 years and we've known him for much longer than that. He was always friendly, generous, kind and encouraging. I loved to stop and talk with him when we were outdoors together. I loved his attitude about life, family, friends and God. I will miss seeing him and talking with him. I will be praying for Elsie, your children and grandsons as you mourn the loss of a man who loved Jesus and served him faithfully. May God bless you all despite your loss. - Posted by: Andrew Warren (neighbour) on: Oct 01, 2021

  • Dear Elsie & Family - We were saddened to hear of Henry’s passing. As a fellow Manitoba Land Surveyor I truly appreciated his professional knowledge & advise. He was a huge contributor to the Association and always treated everyone with respect. His friendly smile and kindness made Donna & I feel welcomed any time we saw him & you as well Elsie. Sincerely Lee & Donna MORRIS. - Posted by: Lee & Donna Morris (Fellow Land Surveyor) on: Sep 29, 2021

  • My deepest sympathy to your Family from Krystyna & Village Hairstyling. - Posted by: krystyna obara (Village Mens Hairstyling ) on: Sep 24, 2021

  • Dear Elsie, Darryl, Kim and extended family, I was so sorry to hear about your loss. Henry was a wonderful man. When I think back on our childhood and family times together in Winnipeg and at Caddy Lake, spending time together as families, I always think of your Dad as laughing and smiling and genuinely listening to everyone around him talking and enjoying themselves when we were together. He always had a twinkle in his eye. I like to think that your Dad and my Dad are up in heaven smiling, laughing and reminiscing about the time the sail boat got stuck upside down in Caddy Lake and how they laughed trying to figure out how to get it flipped over and the sail out of the mud. He was a very special man, but I already know you realize how lucky we were to have had him and your family as friends and how lucky you all were to have had him as a husband, father and grandfather. Sending you prayers, hugs and love. You are all in our thoughts. Cheryl Fast-Defer and family. - Posted by: Cheryl Fast-Defer (Family friend) on: Sep 23, 2021

  • Dear Elsie. We send you our heartfelt condolences. The funeral service, which we watched on live stream, was a wonderful tribute to Henry. It’s good to be part of the large community he served with love, energy, and wisdom. Henry was one of our treasured elders. I, Alma, spoke to Louise Slivinski today and she asked me to pass her condolences on to you. She said she understands your loss since her husband, Jim, passed away in April. - Posted by: Art and Alma Wiebe (Past Charleswood church members) on: Sep 22, 2021

  • Dear Elsie and family: I have pleasant memories of visits with you and Henry and your children at our house on Oxford Street. Susan (Toews) Popkes - Posted by: Susan Popkes (former member at Charleswood Mennonite Church, ) on: Sep 22, 2021

  • My sincere condolences Elsie and family. I have known Henry through the City of Winnipeg survey office and as a fellow surveyor for close 40 years. He was always interested and supportive to me throughout my career. He will be missed. - Posted by: Peter Isaac (Fellow surveyor) on: Sep 22, 2021

  • Dear Elsie and Family...We just finished listening to the service for your dear Henry. What a beautiful service! Everything was so meaningful and spoke of Henry's deep faith exemplified by the way he lived and loved. We are enriched by hearing this. Unfortunately we did not know of his illness and we were saddened by the news of his death. Our love and prayers are with you at this hard time. We know God is with you too and He can comfort as no one else can. With love and prayers, Dave and Karin Boese - Posted by: Dave & Karin Boese (Friends) on: Sep 22, 2021

  • Much much love and prayers for you my dear friend Elsie. I feel for you. God is our refuge today and always. Henry was a good man in every sense of the word. Sue - Posted by: Sue Lewis (Friend) on: Sep 22, 2021

  • I have known Henry and Elsie for years, but have seen them lots at FMC funerals the last few years . Served him and Elsie coffee there many times. I was an employee of Crosstown CU and also student at Westgate and saw him at Annual CU board meetings (as well as him being a CU member) and Westgate fund raisers. All fond memories. Take care Elsie and family. - Posted by: Edna Edwards (friend from First Mennonite church) on: Sep 21, 2021

  • Dear Elsie and family, Our heartfelt condolences on Henry's passing. We will always remember him as a wonderful neighbour, especially at the lake. - Posted by: Hardy & Elke MAY and family (Friends) on: Sep 21, 2021

  • Kim, my sincerest sympathies to you and your family. Godspeed to your dear father and may you all find the strength and peace to get you through this difficult, sad time. - Posted by: Louise Skowron (Co-worker) on: Sep 20, 2021

  • Henry was a kind gentlemen who welcomed you to his home. John has so many fond memories of Henry. My prayers are with the family and may God comfort all of you. Just wanted Elsie to know why I will not be in attendance. My daughter is receiving treatment for a back injury and can’t drive to doctors, but John will be coming to say good bye to his long time friend. When I joined the Klassen family, it was just wonderful to meet all of John’s Winnipeg friends. Jane - Posted by: Jane Sherrill Klassen (Friend) on: Sep 20, 2021

  • Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Elsie and family. Sincerely, Irwin Friesen and family - Posted by: Irwin Friesen (Friend) on: Sep 20, 2021

  • We extend our love and sympathy to you, and your family, Elsie. In this time of sadness, though your heart is torn, may God give you the grace to trust that He will comfort those who mourn. Praying that God will grant you the peace that passes all understanding and the assurance of His everlasting love to carry you through these difficult days. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matt. 5:4 Our hearts are sad as we share in your loss. Remembering you in our hearts and in our prayers in your time of sorrow- Esther Anne and Terry Klassen - Posted by: Esther Anne and Terry Klassen (former colleague) on: Sep 19, 2021

  • Dear Elsie and family, We were shocked and saddened to read about Henry's passing. I had a great deal of respect and admiration for Henry. He always looked for the positive qualities and seemed to inspire others to do better. He would often recall the special dinner we all shared in Quebec City so many years ago, and it was always a pleasure to share the stories of our professional careers. Henry was one of the good ones. Bill and Beverley Kaye - Posted by: Bill Shepherd (Surveyor colleague) on: Sep 19, 2021

  • We extend our sincere condolences to Elsie and her family with Henry's passing. He was a wonderful neighbor and friend who will be missed. Leonard and Gladys Lewkowich - Posted by: Leonard and Gladys Lewkowich (Neighbour) on: Sep 19, 2021

  • Elsie, my deepest sympathies to you and your family on your loss. I have known Henry for over the past 40 plus years and he was always supportive of me during my career. - Posted by: Richard Sherby (Co-worker and fellow land surveyor) on: Sep 18, 2021

  • My condolences to the family, especially Elsie. I have always cherished my friendship with Henry. He was always kind, thoughtful, helpful, generous and inspiring. Any man who in his lifetime has even a few friends like Henry, is a lucky man. He never judged or criticized - but lived his principles and beliefs. He was a man of great character and was always a great example to me. I have been blessed to have had him in my life. Love Victor Dyck. - Posted by: Victor Dyck (Friend) on: Sep 18, 2021

  • Our thoughts are with Elsie and family at this difficult time. Henry was truly a man for God and was reflected in everything he did His love of family and care for those around him was always evident. Ever friendly, positive and upbeat even throughout the difficult times. Working with Henry there was nothing to big or difficult to tackle always with the same indomitable spirit. Yes Henry, you we’re a special man. Sincerely Gloria and Neil Payne - Posted by: Neil Payne (Friend ) on: Sep 18, 2021

  • Our deepest condolences from the Mikos family Steve and Voula - Posted by: Steve mikos (Friend neighbor ) on: Sep 18, 2021

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