DYCK, Johanna “Jo”

Posted: August 10th, 2022

Johanna “Jo” Dyck

1927 – 2022

Johanna “Jo” Helen (Andres) Dyck was born on November 1, 1927, in Lake Valley, Saskatchewan to Jacob and Helen (Klassen) Andres. She gently passed away on August 5, 2022, surrounded by her family at the Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale, Alberta.

Her family moved to Coaldale in 1931. Jo married F. David Dyck on August 23, 1952.

Our Mom, Jo Dyck, was a petite strong woman who embraced life. She trained as a school teacher and first taught in a one-room school in Parkerview, SK. Then, she returned to Coaldale to teach grades five and six in Readymade School and John Davidson School. After full-time teaching, Mom substitute taught.

Mom was a teacher her whole life, teaching family and friends. The garden and kitchen were her artistic palette and her medium to educate. She was an organizer and got things done. She used her skills in the church and the community and fulfilled tasks with excellence. Mom’s faith inspired her to volunteer in her church and community. MCC School Kits were one of her favourite charities. When we met at Thanksgiving as a family, school kit bags were ready to be filled. Over her lifetime, she sewed over 1000 bags for educating the less fortunate. She had a big heart for those in need.

Jo is lovingly remembered by her four children, Elizabeth (Henry) Warkentin, Bill Dyck, Mark (Marlene) Dyck and Mary Jane (Tim) Armitage; fourteen grandchildren, David (Valerie), Eric Adam (Rachel); Ryan (Shaela, Megan (Tristan, Joel (Allison), Sarah (Carter), Paul; Braden (Jessica), Steven (Karly), Adrien (Annie), Grant (Destany); Emma and Thomas; seventeen great grandchildren, Parks, Lexa, Nate, Gavin, Jackson, Lucia, Ruben, Griffin, Roscoe, Peter, Dorothy, Brooke, Hadleigh, Nash, Bentley, Blaire and Harper; former daughter in law Janice Dyck; brother Jake (Verdell) Andres; sister-in-laws Anne Harder, Sylvia Andres; brother-in-law Werner (Tamara) Dyck; sister-in-law Catherine von Hohenbalken.

She is predeceased by her parents Jacob and Helen Andres; brothers Eric Harder, infant Paul Andres, Melvin Andres and sister and brother-in-law Anne and Kermit Daum.

Family and friends are invited to meet the family from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, on Friday, August 12, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM, on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316-17 Street, Coaldale. For those who wish to watch the service via livestream please go to the Coaldale Mennonite YouTube Channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSGqghuTZbgq4eRHhvEcPHA.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee Alberta – school kits, 210, 2946 – 32 St NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 6J7. https://mcccanada.ca/get- involved/kits/school.

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