Jacob “Jack” Vernon DYCK

Jack was born Tuesday, August 27, 1940 at the Nipawin Union Hospital in Nipawin, SK. As a young man he worked in Clearwater, B.C. at Clearwater Timber Products. It was there that he met his wife Dorothy (Dot) Ludtke and joined in marriage April 25, 1964 in Kamloops, B.C.

Later in 1969, they moved to Snow Lake, MB where Jack was employed with HBM&S. After 25 years of continuous service he retired at the age of 53. Together they lived an eventful life through their love of the outdoors and travels. Jack was an avid fisherman, he enjoyed playing and watching sports and splitting firewood for winter months. His most prized possession was his 66 Ford Mercury truck which he and Dot took down many highways. He loved traveling to places such as Las Vegas, California, B.C., and Saskatchewan to visit their friends and families.

On Nov. 18, 2005, Jack bid farewell to Dot, his lifelong friend and wife of 40 years. As days went on, his own health was declining. In Sept. 2006, Jack had a stroke which made the Snow Lake Health Centre his home from that point on. In March of 2007, Jack was diagnosed with having cancer and began struggling an inevitable battle. Jack was aware of what he was up against and knew exactly when his time on earth would end. Jack passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 13 at the Snow Lake Health Centre, Snow Lake, MB with family by his side. Jack was 66 years old. Left to cherish his memories, Jack is survived by his two brothers Peter (Linday) Dyck of Canora, SK; Hank (Kim) Dyck of Snow Lake, MB; sister-in-law Hazel (Joe) Wadlegger, Clearwater, B.C.; sister-in-law Carol (Kurt) Bentrott of Kamloops, B.C.; brother-in-law Robert Ludtke of Kamloops, B.C.; and several other close family members.

Jack was predeceased by his wife Dorothy, mother Annie Braun (1957), father Jacob Dyck (1971), mother-in-law Adelaine Ludtke, and father-in-law Charles Ludtke.

Funeral services were held June 16, 2007 at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Snow Lake, MB. Presider: Clarence Fisher; organist: Bev Krul.

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