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DR. JACOB DYCK (published on October 24, 2009)



DR. JACOB DYCK It is with sadness that the family of Jacob Dyck announces his peaceful passing on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at West Park Manor at the age of 87 years. Jacob was born June 11, 1922 in Rosenthal, USSR, the eldest of five children to Agatha and Jacob G. Dyck. He immigrated with his family to Canada, at the age of six. The family settled in Rosthern, Saskatchewan. After graduating from high school, Jacob became a teacher and taught for three and one-half years in Saskatchewan. During the Second World War Jacob served as a Conscientious Objector in the Dental Corps in the Canadian army. On his discharge in 1946, he took advantage of the veteran's assistance program to continue his education, earning his medical degree from the University of Manitoba in 1956. In 1960 he earned a diploma in general surgery from the U of M, and shortly thereafter joined Westbrook Medical Centre in Winnipeg. He was a partner of the group practice until 1990, when he retired from practicing surgery. His last medical role was working as a consultant for the Department of Veterans' Affairs until 1997. He was president of the Winnipeg Medical Society in 1979, president of the Manitoba Medical Association in 1980-1981 and president of the Canadian Medical Association in 1986-1987. He was a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Dyck was active in church life at Bethel Mennonite Church. He served nine years as a member of the board of directors of Westgate Mennonite Collegiate - including six years as president. He was a long standing member and former president of Christian Investors in Education. Jacob married Alice Ellen Wiebe on May 3, 1958. They were blessed with five children and eight grandchildren. Jacob was predeceased by his first wife Alice in 1997, sister Katherine in 1956, sister Erika in 1936, and brother Peter in 1928. Jacob was blessed with his second wife Emily when they married in July 2000. Family and Christian faith were always important to Jacob. He was thankful for God's goodness to him, and was ready to be with the Lord in Heaven. In addition to an active medical career, Jacob loved music, art, beekeeping, photography, painting and travelling. Jacob will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Emily; Jacob's daughters, Maureen and Andrew Woolford and children Hannah and Stephen of South Australia, Heather and Russ Hayward and children Michael and Katelyn of BC, Sharon and Greg Meier and daughter Katrina of Winnipeg, Sylvia (Martin) Schlichting and children Hillary, Alana and Noah of Sanford, and son Paul Dyck of Winnipeg; sister Louise and Julius Varga of Cobourg, Ontario. He will also be missed by Emily's family, daughter Melinda and Steve Shafer and sons Andrew, Lucas, Ethan and Dustin and Emily's extended family in the United States. Viewing will be held on Sunday, October 25 at Bethel Mennonite Church, 465 Stafford Avenue, Winnipeg, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Monday, October 26 at 10:30 a.m. at Bethel Mennonite Church with viewing one hour prior to the service. A light lunch will be held immediately following the service. The interment to follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christian Investors in Education, in care of Henry Poetker, 307-475 Lindenwood Drive East, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2P3. I am the Resurrection, and the Life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. John 11:25. Chapel Lawn 885-9715


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