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Born: May 28, 1932
Date of Passing: Dec 04, 2022Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
May 28, 1932 December 4, 2022
Betty Dyck passed away peacefully at the Grace Hospital, Winnipeg, MB, surrounded by family on Sunday, December 4, 2022.
Betty was predeceased by her grandparents, Ern and Grace Mcleod; mother Kay Jackson/Boon; father C.S. (Jack) Jackson and brother A.R. (Bob) Jackson.
She is survived by her husband John Dyck; their children, Bev (Greg), Greg (Elizabeth), Rob (Patti); eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Betty Louise Jackson was born in Port Arthur, ON and grew up in Ignace, ON. After high school, she took commercial training and after working for two years, taught business education at Gimli Collegiate in Gimli, MB, where she met John Dyck, a high school teacher. They were married on July 17, 1954. They lived in Carman, Dominion City, Morris and Sanford, before moving to Winnipeg in 1967.
Betty was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. She adhered to a strict budget based on Dad's salary. After all the children were in school, Betty pursued her passion for writing, starting with articles and poetry to local publications. She took several writing courses at U of W and joined The Penhandlers, a local writing group. She wrote and published several municipal histories as well as biographies. She was an active member of the Manitoba branch of the Canadian Authors Association, acting in many executive positions from 1970 to 2010.
Betty and John attended Bethel Mennonite Church in Winnipeg. Betty edited the monthly newsletter for years.
In 1975, the family built a cottage on Lake Agimac in Ignace. This provided the setting for many family gatherings and visits from friends. Mom recently recounted with fondness her last visit in September 2022. Mom and Dad wanted some sunsets and a thunderstorm. They got both!
Following Dad's retirement, they took numerous trips as well as volunteered for Meals on Wheels and later the Selkirk Avenue MCC thrift shop, where they worked for 15 years.
The family wishes to thank the Grace Hospital 4North staff for their care and dedication during Mom's brief stay.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee or the Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 10, 2022
Condolences & Memories (2 entries)
My sincere condolences to all Dyck family for their loss. Such a wonderful woman, so kind. I am so proud to be in your extended family for over 30 years. Thanks for you sharing family and life, conversations over the years. Rest in peace. - Posted by: Barb McKeand (Extended family) on: Dec 20, 2022
I always check the Winnipeg Free Press Obituary column and I found her write up. I remember both your parents as I went to high school from 1950 to 1954. So sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Angela Johnson (nee Pistawka) (Student from Gimli and your Mom taught me. Lovely young lady then. ) on: Dec 10, 2022
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