In Loving Memory of Harold Dyck
November 16, 1935 – February 28, 2004
Dyck, Harold born to David and Katie Dyck on November 16, 1935, a twin to Arnold. He grew up on the family farm in Newton, Manitoba and became a Christian at an early age. He attended Elm River School, MBCI in Winnipeg and later, one year at Winkler Bible School. In 1957, he worked and studied at what was then called “The Manitoba School” in Portage la Prairie and earned his Registered Psychiatric Nursing degree. Also in 1957, he met Jane Zdan, whom he married in 1963.
They farmed at Oakville, Manitoba, where they raised three children. Harold kept up his psychiatric nursing for several years, plus driving a school bus route. He also earned a private pilot’s licence in that time. Harold and Jane sold the farm in 1979 and moved to Abbotsford, where Harold and his brother, Frank, built a hog farm. Later, Harold went into building houses.
After noticing strange symptoms for a few years, in 1988 he was diagnosed with MS and, in 1989, he was confined to a motorized scooter. He found people had listening ears for a Christian contented in a “wheelchair”. He felt his days were worthwhile when he could witness to others of God’s saving, forgiving grace.
By July, 2000, he entered Menno Hospital. He continued to do as much witnessing whenever and wherever he could. The Lord called him home on February 28, 2004, after a long and courageous battle.
Predeceased by his parents, he is mourned by his loving wife and best friend, Jane; son, Randy (wife Lara and children); daughter, Bethany (husband Don Heppner and children), and daughter, Leslie; brothers, Arnold, Abe and Frank; sisters, Alice and Lois and their families.
Harold’s failing health took them from Central Heights MB Church to Abbosford Evangelical Free Church, where they could reach by walking.
Funeral Service will be held at Abbotsford Evangelical Free Church, 33218 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, on March 4, 2004, at 2:00 p.m. If so desired, friends may make a donation in Harold’s memory to the Gideon Bible Society.
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