Home Nancy Margaret (Hiebert) Dyck

Nancy Margaret (Hiebert) Dyck

0 comment

With heavy hearts, the family announces Nancy’s death, Aug. 4, 2023, after a courageous 9-month journey with cancer. Nancy was the cherished wife of David for 40 years; dear mother of Andrew, Samuel (Olivia), and Joel; loving daughter to William and Pauline Hiebert [d. 2021]; devoted sister to Alan (Kirsi), Brenda (Phil), and Janet (Dave). Nancy was born in Kitchener, Ont., and at 15, she trusted in the saving grace of Jesus and was baptized. As a child, she discovered the beauty of music and began taking violin, piano, and voice lessons. In youth choir, she met David Dyck, and they were married in 1983. They were members of the Kitchener MB Church, and after completing teacher’s college, Nancy and David spent 2 years serving with Mennonite Brethren Mission and Services in Hyderabad, India. These were formative years, and when they returned to Canada, Nancy began her teaching career in Waterloo County. Three years later they moved to California where Nancy was employed as a choir director, an English teacher at Fresno Pacific University, and student at Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary. When David graduated from seminary in 1992, he was called to pastor Lendrum MB Church in Edmonton and Nancy found work as an elementary music teacher. Three years later, she experienced her deepest joy when she became a mother, first to Andrew David in 1995, then Samuel James in 1997, and then Joel Cameron 1999. Nancy devoted the next decade to creating a loving home for her family. She also studied choral conducting at the University of Alberta, sang in community choirs, taught elementary school, and served in ministry at Lendrum MB Church. After 15 years, the family moved to Leamington, Ont. Again, Nancy reinvented herself and began Miss Nancy’s Music Studio. Through piano lessons and early childhood music classes, she shared her love of music with hundreds of young children. She directed the Soli Deo Gloria singers in over 25 concerts. In November 2022, Nancy began the hardest journey of her life. She had surgery to remove a brain tumour and was diagnosed with terminal cancer.  No matter how hard she fought, the disease stole more and more of her precious life. Her loved ones’ hearts were crushed when she took her final breath and left their aching arms. They now give thanks for her beautiful life: her cheerful spirit, boundless energy, radiant smile, tender heart, determined parenting, servant heart, and, most of all, her undying faith in God that kept her going through all life’s joys and sorrows. The funeral service is available to view here.

  • Birth: February 21, 1961
  • Birthplace:
    Kitchener, Ont.
  • Death: August 4, 2023
  • Parents:
    William & Pauline Hiebert
  • Married:
    David Dyck, 1983
  • Family:
    David; children Andrew, Samuel (Olivia), Joel; her father; siblings Alan (Kirsi), Brenda (Phil), Janet (Dave)
  • Church:
    Kitchener (Ont.) MB; Lendrum MB, Edmonton