Dyck, Gloria

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Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday March 16, 2019 at All Saints Church, Winnipeg. Ash interment to follow at 3PM at the Winkler Cemetery. Donations may be made in Gloria's memory to the MCC or Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.

Gloria Ruth Dyck (nee Kroeker)
1939 - 2019
 
Gloria Ruth Dyck, wife, mother, grandmother, and quilter extraordinaire, known for her generous volunteerism, died of cancer on Monday March 11, 2019 at the Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg, MB.
 
Born in Winkler, MB the daughter of Alice and Jacob E. Kroeker, Gloria always enjoyed music and excelled at the violin, winning festival honours. Having experienced illness at a young age, Gloria was inspired to study nursing, graduating from St. Boniface School of Nursing in 1961. She worked in Winnipeg and Winkler Hospitals for a number of years while getting to know Don. The two were married in 1963 in Winkler. The next few years were busy raising four children and supporting Don in finishing a degree in radiology. Winkler became the eventual home for the family and practice. In 1988 Gloria was inspired to transform their empty barn into a quilting space, and soon, with many working together, the Barnswallow Quilters’ annual show was attracting thousands of people. Despite suffering from fibromyalgia, Gloria’s time and energy and her thoughtful gifts of food, knitting, and prayers have benefitted countless people. She made hundreds of blankets for people in need around the world, through MCC.
 
Gloria was predeceased by her parents and brother, Harold Kroeker. She will be missed by her husband, Don, children, Donna McLeod, Geoff (Theresa), Timothy (Barb) and Jonathan (Tammy) and their families as well as her step-mom, Anne Kroeker, brother, Clarence (Barbara) and sister-in-law, Nancy Kroeker.
 
Memorial service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday March 16, 2019 at All Saints Anglican Church 175 Colony St. in Winnipeg. Free parking available behind Great West Life. Ash interment at 3:00 p.m. at the Winkler Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mennonite Central Committee or the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, in memory of Gloria.
 
Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler
In care of arrangements
wiebefuneralhomes.com

 

 

#1 Don Hamm 2019-03-13 14:54
My sincere condolences to the entire Dyck family. I remember your wife/mother as always being happy and positive. My heart and prayers are sent to all of you with love.
#2 Pat Gerbrandt 2019-03-13 16:29
Condolences, Don. Even if I'd not met Gloria, I would have known she was a gem. Your tributes to her confirmed that, and you show, too, what "in sickness and in health" looks like. May God's provisions for you and your family for this new stage of your journey be refreshing.
#3 John & Shirley Schritt 2019-03-13 19:15
Our condolences to the whole Dyck family. Gloria was a gentle soul who was always cheerful. She will be missed by all who knew her.
#4 Audrey & Murray 2019-03-14 18:59
Gloria
her gentle spirit
a quilt of prayer shawl love
look behind, God shown

May you Don and family,
be surrounded in peace
as your new chapter begins.
#5 Margaret & Dave Penner 2019-03-15 11:55
Dave & I want to send our condolences to you Don & family. We are so sorry.
Everything that was said in the obituary is exactly how we know her to be, just much more because of our friendship & working together on many projects over the years. We couldn't have wished for anyone more committed & thorough & always with a smile. She made a big difference to humanity in this world. She legacy is something to strive for.
We gained so much from our acquaintances with the 2 of you over the years in many ways. We pray God will bless you richly.
#6 Sieg and Teenie 2019-03-15 15:02
So sorry to hear of your loss. May you all find comfort in knowing what a wonderful person Gloria was and in the knowledge you will meet her in the glory of what she was and now is. Love you Don. You and Gloria were always special to us even though our interactions decreased as of late.
#7 Sieg and Teenie 2019-03-15 15:07
SSo sorry to hear of your loss. We have fond memories of our relationship although diminished as of late. May you finf comfort inknowing her as she was and in the knowledge of what she will in glory.

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