DYCK, John James

Posted: September 4th, 2021


March 25, 1963 – August 26, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of John Dyck, on August 26, 2021 at his home at Creston B.C, at the age of 58 years.

John was born in Coaldale, Alberta and spent his childhood living on an acreage just outside of Lethbridge, Alberta. As a young man, John enjoyed spending time with his friends, most of all, riding dirt bikes with them. Although his riding days had long since ended, he continued to enjoy watching motocross racing on the television. John also enjoyed watching football and hockey, with his favorite team being the Edmonton Oilers.

At the age of 17, John began his life long career, apprenticing as a plumber and gasfitter. John became a Red Seal Journeyman plumber, and eventually joined the newly created family business. Working with his father, things seemed to be going very well for John. However, the sudden passing of both his mother and father, changed his life instantly, and was very difficult for John, as he missed them both dearly. Although the family business eventually dissolved, John continued to work as a plumber.

In 1989, John married Jacqueline Bergen. They moved to Edmonton in 1992 and John embarked on the next chapter of his plumbing career, working on the construction of hotels and commercial buildings in northern Alberta, the Territories and the Arctic. John was a very hard worker and took much pride in a job well done. He boasted that the building inspectors always complimented him on his straight, neat pipes. In 2010, John and Jackie settled in Creston, B.C., where as a child, John, with his family and other relatives, enjoyed vacationing each summer. It was quite fitting for John and Jackie to eventually settle in Creston.

In 2016, John retired from plumbing and spent much more time at his home in Creston, enjoying life. John was a master of home renovations. He acquired many skills during his time working in construction, allowing him to do all the work to the three homes that he and Jackie transitioned through. John was very proud of his yard, and always kept it looking beautiful and tended. He always loved making little changes, that constantly improved the landscape. John was also a talented cook, and took great pleasure in making his own recipes and watching others enjoy his food.

John is survived by his wife Jackie Dyck, brother Harry (Beverly) Dyck, sister Annie (Ernie) Dyck, sister Melva (Bryce) Stinson, brother Peter (Sheri) Dyck, sister Dorothy (Trent) Stuart, and numerous nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his beloved parents, Peter and Frieda Dyck.

Memorial service to be held at a later date in Coaldale, Alberta.

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged,

for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

One Condolence for “DYCK, John James”

  1. Peter A. Dyck, Harold & Lori Loewen says:

    Jackie, Harry, Annie, Melva, Peter, Dorothy and Families,

    We are so sorry to hear of John’s passing.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    May the beauty of John’s life live on in your hearts and bring you peace . . .

    Peter A. Dyck, Harold & Lori Loewen

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