Dyck, Helen

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Funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Thursday June 14, 2018 at the Morden EMMC. Viewing will be from 7PM-9PM on Wednesday at Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden and at the church prior to the service. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery.


 

Helen Dyck (nee Dyck)

1925 – 2018 

Home-grown philosopher Mark Twain once penned these most-appropriate words when it came to honouring our loving Mom's: "It is at our mother's knees that we acquire our noblest and truest and highest ideals." That would apply to our blessed Mother Helen Dyck who passed away June 10 at the age of 92. On a lighter side, Mark Twain also wrote: "When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries of life disappear and life stands explained." That would also apply to Mom who, armed with unconditional love, demonstrated to us children the best way to challenge the tough roads in life is with a sense of humour. And there was certainly no lack of that when it came to Mom's spontaneity and home-grown "madness." Laughter is a special gift and a cure-all for whatever ails you. Mom was blessed with that special gift, and we all shared in her laughter and zest for life. She was a "ginger snap" when it came to adding spice at family gatherings. Her seemingly endless, boisterous laughter will always be remembered. She loved life, she loved her children dearly, and she embraced a wonderful family environment with Dad Abe at her side, the love of her life. She was the life of the party and multi-tasked at sharing jokes while making sure everybody, family or friends who frequently gathered at her home, were well-fed and enjoying themselves. She was a people person who relished large gatherings, and the doors to the homes she and Abe occupied over the course of their marriage were always left wide open to welcome large crowds of fun-timing people. Now, when it came to the love for music, Mom excelled in that department, be it the golden oldies of knee-slapping country music, to gospel singing. She mastered the piano, guitar and mandolin and enjoyed playing in "The Band" at Legion House. But not one to shun modern-day music, Mom was a big fan of Creedence Clearwater Revival, her favourite song being "Looking Out My Back Door." If the truth be known, we think Mom was always looking out that back door to make sure us kids were behaving. To that end, Mark Twain wrote: "My mother had a great deal of trouble with (us), but I think she enjoyed it." 

On Sunday June 10, 2018 at Boundary Trails Health Centre, Helen Dyck age 92 years of Morden, MB went to her eternal rest. 

She leaves to mourn her passing five daughters, Marilyn and Ed, Barb and Rick, Terri and Stephen, Debra and Dave, Wendy and Ray, two sons, Jim and Brenda, Bob and Margaret and their families. She is survived by two brothers, two sisters and their families. Helen was predeceased by her husband, Abram in 1996, sons-in-law, Bruce, one sister and two brothers. 

Funeral service at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday June 14, 2018 at the Morden EMMC with interment at Hillside Cemetery. 

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden

In care of arrangements

wiebefuneralhomes.com

 

#1 Harv + Barb Unrau 2018-06-11 17:45
Our sincere condolences to the Family, Helen was always smiling and laughing.
#2 Paul & Sharon Warkentine 2018-06-12 16:51
Our deepest condolences to the family. You are in our prayers. We always enjoyed your Mom’s quick wit and sense of humour at the Legion House parties. She will be missed.
#3 Shannon Sylvester 2018-06-13 12:11
Terri and family,
Ian & I are sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom, Grandma & Greatgrandma. We are sending you strength and peace at this time. Cherish the memories. That will last a lifetime. Biggest hugs to all.
#4 Michelle Duda 2018-06-14 08:18
Helen was a wonderful lady! I truly enjoyed getting to know her! My condolences to her family. She will be missed by this staff and residents of the Legion Houses.
#5 Menno & Judy 2018-06-20 12:47
A grand strong lady has 'left the building'. She has left behind great children to carry on the torch. Blessings and heartfelt condolences to the family!