Bob Dyck left his body on November 7, 2017 at the age of 68. His spouse of 46 years, Darlene, son Kevin (Bobbi), daughter Laura (Scott) and grandson Nico feel lost without him. Sisters Betty Casault, Anita Kroeker and Edith Perin (John) sense a part of themselves missing. His ancestors including father Nicolai Dyck (2001) and mother Helena Dyck nee Hildebrand (1958) and stepmother Mary Dyck nee Schmidt (2001) welcome him back from whence he came.
Bob loved people: strangers, family, friends, and those he discovered in history books. He also enjoyed the many discussions and friendships he made at Hope Mennonite Church over the past 30 years.
Travelling was Bob’s delight, however this past year was a journey of a different kind for him. He was not afraid of death yet was also not afraid of living so he endured many treatments provided by kind and sensitive people at CancerCare Manitoba to extend his life until entering the capable and loving hands in the Palliative Care System. The family is so grateful for the excellent skills and gentle care provided by all of his caregivers and treatment providers throughout this eleven-month journey. In particular, his final days at Riverview Health Centre were a blessing for the entire family.
A memorial service followed by faspa (light lunch) will be held on Friday, November 17th at Bethel Mennonite Church at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mennonite Central Committee, The Salvation Army or to a charity of your choice. Envelopes for this will be available at the memorial service.