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Agatha Dyck

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Agatha’s family immigrated in 1925, settling in Grunthal, Man. After Grade 7, due to her mother’s illness, she stayed home to assist with household duties. Weekly youth meetings, youth choir, and the guitar band brought her great joy. The family moved to Yarrow, B.C, in 1937. While living in an MCC girls’ home and working as a maid, preparing foods she’d never seen in the Mennonite Cookbook, Agatha committed her life to the Lord and was baptized. She attended Yarrow Bible School for 2 years. At Yarrow MB Church, she met John. Agatha served 25 years as Sunday school teacher, 18 years with Moms (a ministry of Union Gospel Mission), and 21 years with John as ordained deacons at Fraserview MB Church. Agatha supported the Ambassadors choir, serving care homes and missions. Hospitality and cooking were her gifts; she catered functions, and entertained friends, family, and many visiting MB conference pastors and leaders. In her last years, Agatha had much pain, but insisted on living independently.

  • Birth: May 12, 1919
  • Birthplace:
    Pavlodar, Russia
  • Death: July 17, 2012
  • Parents:
    Johann & Helena (Klippenstein) Jantzen
  • Married:
    John Dyck, Nov. 29, 1942 [d. 1998]
  • Family:
    sons Ralph (Aggie), Ken (Sally), Stan (Nora), David; 9 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 1 sister
  • Church:
    Fraserview MB, Richmond, B.C.; Bakerview (MB), Abbotsford, B.C.