David G.B. Dyck, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away November 29, 2003 just one month shy of his 91st birthday.
David was born on December 29, 1912 in Eichenfeld, Ukraine – the fourth son of Peter and Maria Dyck. He was predeceased by his brother William (in infancy), brother Frank (1951), brother Peter (1989) and sister Mary (2003). He was loved and is survived and mourned by his wife of 63 years, Betty – sons Thomas (Penny), Lorne (Mona), daughter Peggy (Robert Menzies)- grandchildren Tony (Susy), Jason, Kevin, Trevor, Mindy, Joel (Tyra), Jeremy (Yeiko) – great grandchildren Zachary, Isaiah, Tyffany, Carson and Coleman.
David was raised on a farm in Saskatchewan. In 1933 he made the decision to extend his education at the Moose Jaw Normal School. This started a 43 year career in Education which included 10 schools in Sask., time out to complete two degrees at the University of Saskatchewan, a family move to Abbotsford in 1953 and three schools here in School District #34. He was a passionate and dedicated Educator who served in both provinces as Teacher and Principal but his greatest joy was “molding young minds” in the Chemistry, Math and Physics labs. He was a life long intellect and thinker – to the end he had a need to understand and to know why.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the MSA Hospital staff for their compassionate and gentle care of Dad, to the staff at Bevan Lodge and to Dr. E. Pauls for his faithful care of Dad over many years.
David was a charter member of Trinity Lutheran Church here in Abbotsford, B.C. He had a strong faith and that faith kept him strong.
A memorial service for David will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 6, 2003 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3845 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford, B.C. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to LAMP )Lutheran Association of Missionary Pilots).