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LOREN DYCK (published on June 12, 2010)



LOREN DYCK Peacefully on June 10, 2010, Loren left his short but valiant battle with cancer behind and entered the presence of his Lord. He is survived by his wife Felicia - the love of his life - and his daughters: Brynlee-Ann (Mike), Cammie, and Alissa; his parents John and Mary; his siblings Phyllis (Wayne), Wes (Marcie), Tim (Vicki), Rod (Carla), Rachel (Brian), Janelle (John), and Shauna (Derek); as well as his in-laws Walter and Nettie Dueck, Randy (Bev), and Cindy (Bill); and numerous nieces and nephews. Loren was predeceased by his mother Florence and his sister Janie. Loren Henry Dyck was born to John and Florence Dyck on January 12, 1957 while the family lived in Stuartburn Manitoba. After several moves they settled in Fort Garry, where he graduated from Vincent Massey and attended Christian Fellowship Chapel. While visiting Braeside College Career Group he was smitten by a lovely young lass named Felicia Dueck; they wed August 24, 1985. During a 30-year construction career Loren spent his time working with his hands building remarkable things, ending as a self-employed carpenter doing finish work in upscale custom homes. Loren loved people, and people loved Loren. With a robust faith underpinning a life of authenticity and integrity, he was ever attuned to the needs of others. Loren was the guy you called when you needed to move, a job done, or help at church. His support and encouragement gave wings to Felicia's dream of getting her BN. An affectionate and involved father, Loren hoped, prayed and cared for his girls alongside feeding them hearty breakfasts and delectable full-course meals! In fact, Loren loved breaking bread with friends and family; loved meeting others from different cultures; loved being surrounded by people, good wine, and a widely eclectic selection of music. His lightning fast wit and quick repartee led others often to muse he'd missed his calling as a stand-up comic. His final months energetically embraced love and life, not death. Loren built the dining room table he'd always promised his family. A family wedding was planned and executed with grace and elegance. Trips were taken with friends and family, including a tender getaway to PEI with Felicia to mark their 25th anniversary. Then it was back to the shop to create hope-chests to leave as a legacy for his girls, laying down his tools mid-way to heed the Master Carpenter's call. Our thanks to those individuals and businesses who donated services, goods and time so generously to fundraisers in order to help the Dyck family though this time of illness. Thanks to Palliative Care Nurses Ola, Anne and Dennis. The Riverview staff who so ably attended Loren are remembered with gratitude, especially Ilina, Linda, Tony, and Tracey. Viewing will be 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, June 12 (devotional at 7:15) at Friends Funeral Service, 2146 Main Street, Winnipeg. Then join us in a Celebration of Loren's life at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 13 at Braeside Evangelical Church, 1011 Munroe Avenue, Winnipeg. While flowers are welcome, those who prefer making a donation in Loren's name are invited to consider Pancreatic Cancer Canada (http://www.pancreaticcancercanada.ca/) or to support Love Winnipeg with a donation of money or time! (http://www.lovewinnipeg.com/index.html)


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