Dyck, Peter P.

Peter P

Peter P. Dyck

1934 - 2006

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At the age of 71 years, 9 months and 13 days, at 8:00 am. on Monday, June 12th 2006, the Lord graciously granted Peter’s most earnest prayer to go home. He will be missed, but we rejoice with him to be free of his suffering after 20 months of chemotherapy following surgery for cancer.

Peter “P” Dyck was born on August 29th 1934 to Peter “G” and Anne (nee Hildebrand) Dyck of the Glencross District, south of Morden, where he spent his entire life farming in the country setting that he loved. Upon confession of his faith, Peter was baptized on June 13th 1954 by Bishop Peter Friesen, at the Winkler Sommerfelder Church, becoming a member of that congregation. He married Mary Fehr on July 1954, at the Winkler Sommerfelder Church, and have celebrated exactly 51 years and 11 months together.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his beloved wife, Mary Dyck (nee Fehr), one son, Peter, and wife Brenda Dyck of Winkler, one daughter Betty, and husband Rick Hiebert of Winkler, four grandchildren, Raymond Dyck, Valerie and Daryl Klassen, Russell Dyck, and Brittany Hiebert, one sister Annie, and husband Abe Wiebe of Morden, as well as nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Peter “G” and Anne Dyck.

Pete enjoyed good health until October, 2004 at which time he was diagnosed with cancer. He spent much time at the Boundary Trails Health Centre in the Chemotherapy Unit, receiving excellent care. We, the family, know that Pete has appreciated the many visits from family and friends over the years, and especially all the visits during the two months most recently spent in the hospital.
Pete had a special love for music, playing guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and bass, as well as singing. His involvement in the Cripple Creek Music Festival for 24 years was truly a labor of love. He played in many music groups, with Wholesome Bluegrass quite possibly being the most memorable, and the last years as a member of the Cripple Creek Trio. Many fond memories of Dad center around camping, fishing, and hunting. He is often remembered as being a crack shot with the rifle and an excellent fox hunter. Fishing was as much a part of him as anything else. Rarely did he miss an opportunity to join his buddies or family in an enjoyable outing of fishing. During his later years, Pete spent a great deal of time simply walking the wooded pathways on the farm. To sum Pete up, one would say that family, music, and the great outdoors were the loves of his life.

Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m., on Friday, June 16, 2006 at the Winkler Sommerfeld Mennonite Church, with Rev. Art Wiebe officiating. Interment followed at the Waldheim Cemetery.

The family sends special thanks to Pete’s sister, Annie Wiebe, the support system of family and friends, prayer support from church, Rev. Art Wiebe, Dr. Cornie Woelk and the Cancer Care Team, Nursing Staff and the BTHC Palliative Care Unit. Also, special thanks to all of the church volunteers who gave of their own time to make everything possible.

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Boundary Trails Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, Box 2000, Winkler, MB, R6W 1H8.

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler in care of arrangements.

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