DYCK, Peter Abram

On May 12, 2021 our dear father, Peter Abram Dyck, passed away peacefully at the age of 90. Peter was born Dec. 8, 1930 in Winnipeg, MB. He grew up at Newton Siding, MB on his parents’ farm. He was the 4th child of Mennonite parents A.A. Dyck of Kronberg, Russia and Maria Dick of New York, Russia. His mother died when he was 2, and his father later married Johanna Dick and had 6 more children.

Peter leaves to mourn his loving wife Mary (née Doerksen), son Peter R. Dyck (wife Linda, son Phillip) daughter Carol Greeve (husband John, children Jared and Rachel, great-grandchildren Bunja and Sembeh), Emma, and Zach. Also, siblings Henry, Mary, Jake, John and Fred Dyck, and Agnes DeFehr, all of Winnipeg, MB. He is predeceased by his parents and siblings, Anne Hamm, Abe Dyck Jr., and Helen Pankratz, all of Winnipeg, MB.

Peter was an amazing man and lived a very full life receiving his Master of Social Work at 28 and worked for the Manitoba Govt., his Master of Divinity at 40, and ordained from North Park Seminary, Chicago, Illinois, pastored 2 Evangelical Covenant churches, then was ordained as an Anglican Priest in 1984, pastored St. Andrew’s Morinville, AB from 1987-97. He worked for the Alberta Govt. as a Social Worker briefly before working as a Family Therapist at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Edmonton. He had a private practice in family therapy from 1984-2006 when he retired and was an Honorary Asst. at St. John’s Anglican in Edmonton. Peter had a degree in classical voice and performed as a soloist, in small group ensembles, and sang in and conducted many choirs including singing in the Kings College Community choir till age 80.

Our father was a kind, encouraging, compassionate man who many loved as a father figure. His incredible faith in God is what steered the course of his life. His favourite phrase was, “Let’s Celebrate!!” and his big, generous heart and zest for life will be missed by us all!

In lieu of flowers, donations in Peter’s memory may be made to Kids Kottage in Edmonton (kidskottage.org).

 

Serenity Funeral Service – South Edmonton, (780)450-0101

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Jerry and Karen Haukedal

I remember Peter and his family. He was the pastor at my church (Edmonton Evangelical Covenant Church of Edmonton). He performed our marriage ceremony on May 18, 1974. We are still married.
I remember him as a kind, loving man who lived what he believed.

Scott Gibson Dodd

What a lovely man. I can still hear his haunting operatic rendition of Margaret Inkpen’s song, “When the Cock Crows, Oh Peter, will you follow me?” Reverend Dyck followed with a Love that passeth all Understanding. He made people’s lives more lovely with that Understanding.

Cheri Krywko

I have fond memories of Pastor Dyck when he pastored at St. Andrew’s in Morinville. I was a bit of a rebellious teenager back then and attending the church services and singing in the choir, kept me grounded and allowed me to grow spiritually. With Pastor Dyck at the helm, St. Andrews was a place of love, joy and acceptance. I will never forget his caring ways and his kind smile. The world has lost a beautiful soul to heaven.

Grahme and Shirley Speat

We give thanks for Peter’s ministry to us in a very difficult time in our ministry. He became a father in God for a season that shaped our future pastoral ministry. Our condolences to the family in the loss of a very special father and grandfather.

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