Frank Dyck died July 17, 2009. He was born Mar. 1, 1932 in Cabri, Sask. to Jacob and Eva Dyck. In 1937, the family moved to Yarrow, B.C., where Frank’s father bought a small dairy farm. Frank committed his life to Christ at an early age and was baptized in Yarrow MB Church. After high school, he went to college in Winnipeg for 6 months. In 1955, he attended normal school in Vancouver to become a teacher. Frank’s first teaching job was at a two-room schoolhouse in Kelowna, B.C. Later, he taught and was principal in Richmond, B.C. Evenings and summers, Frank worked on his university degree, graduating from UBC with a BA in 1965. In 1961, Frank was introduced to Ursula Herter, a Swiss woman travelling and working in Canada. They were married one year later. After 33 years in Richmond School District, Frank retired at 59. Frank treasured his family and spent much time with them. He was very social, generous, and enjoyed travelling, hiking, nature, music, and photography. Frank’s faith was central to his life. He was an active member of Killarney Park MB Church for almost 48 years. In 2008, Frank was diagnosed with cancer. Predeceased by 5 siblings; Frank is mourned by Ursula; sons Marcus (Donita), Trevor; 2 sister-in-laws, 1 brother-in-law.
Karla is a writer for Mennonite World Conference who lives in Winnipeg.