It is with great sadness the family of Walter James Dyck announce his passing on November 21st, 2007 in Kelowna, B.C.
Walter was born to Peter and Nettie Dyck April 27th , 1929 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.
He is predeceased by his parents, his wife Valerie, sister Doreen Follack and Brothers Ed, Richard and Murray.
Walter moved to Quesnel with his family in 1948. He married Valerie Morgan, a lovely young nurse directly from England in 1952. Together they had 2 children Janet and Rod.
Walter mainly worked in the logging industry but also, driving the shell oil truck and school bus for awhile. He was also the first paid fireman to work for the City of Quesnel, which he did for five years. In the end logging was always in his heart and he retired from this around 1985.
Walter enjoyed many of the recreational activities Quesnel has to offer. He loved baseball and Hockey as well as hunting, fishing, boating, golfing and curling.
In 1997 Walter moved to Kelowna. There he met his loving partner Nettie. They spent 10 years together and made many new friends. Here Walter enjoyed doing his numerous wood working projects and attending many dances and senior activities, which they both so enjoyed.
Walter’s greatest pleasures came from his family and taking part in many family activities.
Walter is survived by his loving partner Nettie Solanik, his children Janet (Jules) L’Heureux of Quesnel, B.C., and Rod (Kelly) Dyck of Bamfield, B.C. Two grandsons, Wylon (Brooke) and Kayle L’Heureaux also one grand daughter Erin Dyck, two great grand daughters, Jersey and Presley L’Heureaux. His sister Gladys and 5 brothers Elmer, Alvin (Ruby), Harvey (Theresa), Jim (Pauline), Marvin (Monica) as well as many nieces and nephews.
A service was held in Kelowna on November 24th, 2007, for all his friends and extended family there.
A celebration of Walters life will be held later this summer (2008) at the home of Jan and Jules L’Heureux for all his friends and family here.
“He lived his life for those he loved”
And those he loved Remember.