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DYCK, Bernhard (Ben)

June 29, 1935 – February 12, 2012
Ben passed away on Sunday February 12, 2012, at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
Ben was born June 29, 1935 to Peter and Elizabeth Dyck on the family homestead near Morris, Manitoba. He was the youngest of 7 children.
Ben worked in road construction for many years and owned Dyck Construction Ltd. His company built many of the roads in southern SK, including one that is known to people around Wood Mountain SK as the Sky Road because of it’s height above the trees.
Ben met Vicky in September 1967 and fell immediately in love. They married the same year on December 16, 1967 in Regina, SK. They had 4 children David (Jacinta), Matt (Christina), Brian (Jacqueline), & Dennis and 7 grandchildren Marcus, Michael, Wyatt, Savannah, Olivia, Jordan, and Steven. At one time the family lived in a pink trailer with all pink appliances and with a pink bathtub, that they moved from job site to job site. They eventually settled in Balgonie, SK, and as the children grew, they moved on to White City for 14 years, then semi-retired in Regina, and finally Calgary.
Ben enjoyed his travels to locations like Florida, Hawaii, Japan, Texas, Louisiana, Newfoundland, Ottawa, Vancouver, and Winnipeg. The most frequent trips, however, took the Dyck family to Winnipeg every second winter, loading up the blue station wagon, and heading to Vicky’s sister’s home of Florence and Keith Sprules. Ben loved watching his sons play hockey and travelled many hours and miles to many small towns, and even travelling to Japan for hockey.
Ben’s mischievous smile, wonderful sense of humor and family influenced all who knew him. Ben will be greatly missed.
His parents, his brothers Henry, Peter, Jake and sisters Mary Derksen, Betty Friesen and Susan Thiessen predeceased him.
Donations can be made to Canadian Red Cross “help” (Health Equipment Loan Program), you may call the Canadian Red Cross 1-800-418-1111 and ask to have your donation directed to the “help” program in memory of Bernhard Dyck, or mail to Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program at Bay #3, 3300-14th Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2A 6J4. A tree will also planted in his memory at Memorial Forests at Big Hill Springs Provincial Park, Cochrane. Our sincerest thanks go to the PLC Ward 42 as well as the Palliative Home Care Program with special thanks to Wanda and Jackie.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

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  1. Bill & Helenann :

    Our sincere condolences to Vicki and her family. We have many fond memories of Ben growing up on the farm north of Rosenfeld.

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  2. Betty Dyck Neustaeter :

    My husband & I send our sincere condolences to Vicky and her family. I am Ben’s cousin and we got to know him when he was much younger and came to our house every winter during hunting season to go hunting with his Dad and brothers. We so enjoyed his quiet but humorous nature.

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  3. Ken & Arlene Munnoch :

    Ben was such a wonderful person and will be missed by all who knew him.

    Ken & Arlene Munnoch

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  4. Eleanor Hollihn :

    Dear Vicky –

    My heartfelt condolences to you and your
    family. I was so sorry to hear of Ben’s
    passing.

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  5. Marlene & Elmer Baitinger :

    Vicky and family
    .
    We were sorry to hear of Ben passing .
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you in this sad time .

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  6. I wish to extend my sincere condolences to all the family of Ben Dyck. My name is Ray Herperger, I first met Ben about 40 years ago when I was in Sales at Regina General Tire.I regarded him not only as a customer, but also as a good friend. He had the most easy going and friendly personality that made him an exceptional person. Even though we did not cross paths too many times in recent years, I thought of him often.
    May you be comforted by God’s special Graces.
    Ray.

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  7. Jerry and Millie Vincent :

    Our sincere condolences to Vickie, David, Matt, Brian, and Dennis. My wife and I would much rather be with the family than writing. We share in your grief and that grief can only be subsided knowing that he no longer is suffering and that he will be living eternally with his maker in a much better place. Even though we met too few times, Ben left a lasting impression on us. He came to our home in Louisiana and blessed us with his presence by being Ben. We next saw him for a surprise anniversay get together in Winnipeg. Then we met him again at his son’s home, our son-in-law , in Dallas. We do believe if he could have held on a while longer he would have graced us again with his presence one more time in Cajun Country. Ben can never be replaced but he should be emulated. Vickie, know that you can count on us for support and prayers and feel free to call on us anytime if need be. Jerry and Millie Vincent

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  8. Raymond Ryan and Tina Whitty, Barrie, ON :

    Vicki and family, our sincerest condolences on Ben’s passing. We met Ben in NL years ago when you guys and Brian visited with my sister’s (Jacqueline) family. Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.

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  9. Tina & Buddy Vincent :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

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  10. My condolences to Vicky and the Dyck family. Ben and Vicky became good friends of mine in Huntsgate Place. I have appreciated their friendship, and have always enjoyed talking with Ben about my life and experiences. I will miss his smile and passion for life. My prayers and thoughts are with you Vicky and family.
    Sincerely, Michael Funk

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  11. My condolences to Vickey and family. MY prayers and thoughs are with you and your family at this time.

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  12. Ann Marie, Ron, Melissa & Ryan Tobin :

    Vicki & family,
    Our sincere condolences on your sad loss of Ben. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult journey.

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  13. Our hearts have gone to Dyck family.We are so sorry to hear about Grandpa Ben’s passing. He will be deeply missed.
    May Grandpa Ben rest in peace!
    Sincrely,
    Minh

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  14. Oh, Vicky, how shocked I am to hear of Ben’s passing. In the years that I lived in the Huntsgate apartment, I always enjoyed chatting with him (and you). My heart goes out to you and your family. I know how deeply you must be missing him.
    With love, Deb (#102)

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