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JOHN DYCK (published on January 24, 2009)

JOHN DYCK John Dyck, born in Gnadenthal Village, Manitoba (near Winkler) and long time resident of Burnaby and White Rock, passed away after a long and brave struggle with cancer. Predeceased by his wife, Winnie. Survived by his daughter Linda Dunlop, granddaughter Breezy, son-in-law Drew and long time friend and companion Mary Hutchison of Nanaimo. Also survived by sisters, Lillian, Ann and Elma; and brothers, Peter and Ed (all in Manitoba) and Jake (Abbotsford). John's sense of humour and stories about the old days will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews and many friends. John enjoyed travelling and had many adventures driving across Canada and the United States and in his later years in the sunshine of Hawaii, Arizona and Las Vegas. He was a proud veteran of the Second World War and served his country with the PPCLI in England, Italy, France and North Africa. John moved to Vancouver and founded Atlas Janitorial Services and Power Sweeping in 1946. He fondly remembered his friendships with the Canada Safeway managers he worked with for many years. John loved farming and, after his retirement, returned to the Prairies many times to help friends with their harvest. He especially enjoyed working in the combine and having homemade meals delivered to him in the fields. John was a member of the North Shore and Peace Arch Shrine Clubs and a long time supporter of the Shriners' Hospitals for Children; he was also a Past Master of Masonic Lodge North Vancouver #16. We would like to thank Dr. Cheyne for his care and respect of John's wishes and his never ending availability to the family. For the last five months John resided at Peace Portal Lodge. Out thanks and gratitude to the staff for their attentiveness and kindness to Dad. Special thanks also to Marion (DVA) who was always there for John and supported his desire to stay in his home for as long as possible. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Shriners' Hospital for Children. A family memorial will be held at a later date.

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