Irvin H. DYCK
September 3, 1930 – October 25, 2008
After a long valiant battle, Irv Dyck succumbed to cancer and passed away on October 25, 2008 at the age of 78. Irv was born in Harris, Sask., spent most of his early childhood in Rosemary, AB, and moved to Chilliwack at the age of 14. Irv moved to Hope in 1963 with his wife, Agnes, and two young children when he purchased Hope Electric Ltd. in partnership with Emil Lange. As an electrical contractor, he contributed to the development of numerous projects in and around Hope.
Irv took an active part in the community throughout his life – he was a volunteer firefighter with the Hope Fire Department for 35 years; an active member of the Rotary Club since 1974; a volunteer driver for the Cancer Society for over 10 years; a member of the board of the Park St. Manor; and worked with Hope Crime Prevention for many years. Irv enjoyed camping, fishing, bowling, woodworking, his family, going out for coffee, and spending time with friends.
Many thanks to Dr. Louis Fourie and the nursing staff at the Fraser Canyon Hospital for the excellent care and compassion he received throughout his illness and during his stay in the hospital. Also, a heartfelt thanks to all of Irv’s friends who visited him loyally in the hospital and brightened his days. He derived much comfort from your love, support, prayers, flowers and daily coffee.
Irv is survived by his wife, Agnes, of 49 years, daughters Karla (Ken) Graham from Chilliwack and Cheryl (Bill) Sewell from Halifax, NS; granddaughters Courtney Graham and Simone Sewell; sister Anna-Mae in Brantford, Ont.; brother Alf in Whitehorse, Alaska; numerous nephews and nieces; and many friends. Irv was predeceased by his brother, Dave, in 2003.
There will be no service by request. Mountainside Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A Celebration of Life memorial tea will be held at the United Church Hall on Thurs., October 30, 2008 from 2 – 4 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hope Hospice Society at the Fraser Canyon Hospital.
Irv, enjoy walking with your friend!
God saw you were getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered, “Come with Me.” With tearful eyes we let him go as he slowly slipped away. Although we love him dearly, we could not make him stay. A precious heart stopped beating, hardworking hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.