DYCK, Peter George
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May 30, 1943 - April 25, 2012
We are sad to announce the passing of Peter George Dyck after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Peter is survived by Virginia, his loving wife of 45 years, sons Peter (Kristy) and Stephen (Leonie) and his grandchildren Hailee, Kolby, Chloe, and Sydney. He is also survived by his brothers Frank and Henry, his sisters Mary, Helen, Katie, and Ruth, as well as many brother and sister-in-laws, nieces, and nephews. "Big Pete" was born in Neuhorst, Ukraine and his family made its way to Canada when he was five years old. He grew up with many hardships, that helped to form the great man he became. Dad and Mom owned a successful construction company in Prince Rupert, and in 1977 all his hard work enabled him to realize his dream of owning a farm, which he operated for 35 years. Dad loved playing basketball; he was able to compete in the BC Winter Games, and he played in a men's league for many years. His other passion was working in his shop and singing along to the radio while doing custom machining and fabrication, and inventing and engineering many complex projects. When his grandchildren came into his life, he loved to spend time playing and laughing with them. He had a love for good food, especially homemade dishes his loving wife prepared, and enjoyed being the life of the party. A Celebration of Pete's Life will be held on Sunday, May 27, 2012 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Langley Golf and Banquet Hall, 21550 - 44th Avenue, Langley, BC. We would like to express our gratitude to the staff at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital for their compassionate care during this most difficult time. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. www.cancer.ca (British Columbia/Yukon Territory).
"He will be greatly missed,
and always remembered."
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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on May 6, 2012