Bernard Benjamin DYCK

Bernard Benjamin Dyck age 89, passed away on August 7, 2003 in Chilliwack. Ben was born on March 19, 1914 in Neapolis, Alta. to Abram and Katherine Dyck. He grew up with four brothers and five sisters, sharing fun, laughter and hard work on the family farm.

He was a graduate of Mountainview Bible College. On June 24, 1937 he married Ida Reister. They settled in Didsbury, Alta., where they farmed three years. Ben then took a welding course and they moved to Stettler, Alta. where he worked as a welder until his retirement.

He was always a good and faithful employee and soon was known for his expertise. In his family life, church, and hobbies he was known for putting forth his best. He loved the outdoors, whether it be fishing, hunting, or a good game of horseshoes. He was also a member of a winning carpet bowling team. His strong, yet gentle presence, will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service was held at the Chilliwack Alliance Church on August 12, 20903 at 1 p.m. Pastor Brian Derksen and Pastor Harald Throness officiated.

Ben is survived by his wife Ida, of Chilliwack; sons, Wayne (Joyce) of Chilliwack, and Bryan (Katherine) of Vancouver; daughter Sharyll (David) Glasstetter of Langley; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Sandra) Dyck, Shelley Dyck, Ryan (Jennifer) Dyck), Laura (Chad) Glasstetter, Maria Johnston, Sheila (Paul) Marshall, and Benjamin (Rose) Glasstetter; and nine great-grandchildren, Jordan, Natalia, Olivia, Alyse, Jesse, Evan, Josh, Steve, and Caleb. He is also survived by brother Bob (Florence) Dyck of Clearbrook; three sisters, Margaret (Gordon) Mitchell of Edmonton, Alta., Esther Whitehead of Calgary, Alta., and Orpha (Phil) Fraser of Lethbridge, Ala.

He was predeceased by three brothers, Don, Abe, and Jake; and two sisters, Sarah and Kay.

Should family and friends so desire, donations in his memory may be made to the Chilliwack Alliance Church, ‘’Dare to Dream’’ Fund.