Elizabeth Dyck (nee Letkeman)

1936 – 2011


dyck_elizabeth_sqOn Monday September 12, 2011 at Boundary Trails Health Centre, Elizabeth Dyck aged 75 years of Winkler, MB formerly of Winnipeg went to her eternal rest.


Elizabeth was born May 17, 1936 in Cuahtemoc, Mexico to Cornelius and Maria (nee Reimer) Letkeman. She was baptized in the Old Colony Church in Chortitz on May 17, 1966 by Bishop Jacob Froese. Leiz lived with her Mom in Winkler for many years. She worked at Hooges Dry Cleaners in Winkler. For about a year she moved to BC doing housekeeping for an elderly lady. Early 1970’s she moved to Winnipeg and worked at Dunn Rite Poultry, then as a prep cook in a cafeteria, then later housekeeping. She lived on Broadway for many years, and then lived in the Summerland Apartments for about 20 years, until moving back to Winkler in April of this year.


Leiz was predeceased by her father, Cornelius Feb. 15, 1962 and her mother, Maria Feb. 28, 1993. She is also predeceased by her brothers, Cornelius (Jan. 2008), Wilhelm (Sep. 2000), Peter (Nov. 1986) and John (Dec. 1998); her sisters, Maria Wall (Aug. 1987), Helena Enns-Giesbrecht (Nov. 2006) and Margaret Suderman (Sep. 1991).


Elizabeth is survived by 4 stepchildren, Linda, Janet, David, Randy Dyck and their families.

Also survived by 1 sister, Tina Klassen and 3 sisters-in-law, Anna Letkeman, Helena Letkeman-Boschman, Ruth Letkeman and many nieces and nephews.


Tante Leiz had her dream vacation with a tour group with Willard Thiessen to Jerusalem, Israel, Bethlehem in about 1978. She also traveled to Mexico many times, her last trip just last year.

Her favourite meal was potatoes and schmaut fat. She loved kids, loved to “read” to them, until they could read. Tante Leiz you will missed!


Funeral service was held on Saturday September 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chortitz Old Colony Mennonite Church with interment at the Church Cemetery.


Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements


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