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Abraham Dyck

July 27, 1937 - March 10, 2013


Abraham Dyck passed away suddenly on March 10th 2013.  He was 75 years of age at the time of his passing.

He was born July 22, 1937 in Cuauhtemoc,  Chih., Mexico, coming into Canada in 1951.

He is predeceased by parents Jacob and Elizabeth Dyck; brothers Jacob, John and Bill; and sisters Helen, Ann, Elizabeth and Nita.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Joyce; daughters Darbi (Ken) Rawluk, and grandchildren Kendra and Tyler of Lougheed, AB; Kim (Paul) Saliken, and grandson Alex of Prince George, BC, and grandchildren Sydney and Blaine and their father Paul Fode of Kelowna, BC;  brothers  Ben (Margaret) of Castlegar, BC and Isaac of Armstrong, BC; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Abe worked for a number of years at the Haynes Packing House.  In 1962 he started working at West Kootenay Power and started training as a Lineman, a trade he was proud of and continued with until retiring in 2001. He was also a farmer.

He enjoyed travelling first across Canada, then South Africa, Italy, Mexico and numerous U.S. States.  In 2007 he sold the farm and has spent the past 5 years travelling full time, spending winters in the warmer southern states.

He was a member of the South Okanagan Sportsman Association, N.D.P., and IBEW Local 258 Union; past member of the Kinsman Club, Oliver Riding Club, and S.P.C.A.

He enjoyed camping, golfing, downhill skiing, horseback riding and fishing.  His passion was hunting, especially once his grandsons Blaine and Tyler could join in the hunt.

He was a quiet, patient and gentle man whose greatest love was being a father and grandfather.  He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Donations gratefully accepted at the charity of your choice.

Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting

Thank you to the Oliver and Osoyoos Emergency Response Teams, John Nunes of Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service and the caring support of family and friends too numerous to list.

A celebration of life to be announced at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Morley Donaldson
Relation: friend

Joyce, Darbi, Kim, Paul, and families
We were saddened to learn of Abe’s passing from Christina Murray. He was an unassuming, caring, and gentle man. There wasn’t much he couldn’t do or wouldn’t tackle. Our thoughts are with you at this time.
Morley and Gwen Donaldson

From: Carolyn Tipler
Relation: former neighbor

To Joyce and family. We were so sad to hear the news from Granny. It has been wonderful to see you both occasionally since you moved and so glad that you have had the opportunity to enjoy some well earned retirement together. Abe truly was a man we will never forget.
Our thoughts are with you. Carolyn and Francois

From: Heidi Buckendahl
Relation: friend

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Joyce.

From: Trish McVeigh (Van Vianen)
Relation: Co-worker

My sympathy goes out to your whole family. I loved working with Abe; we had a lot of good chuckles and giggles. He was such a great person and always took time to catch up and ask how things were going when he was out and about. Memories are the things that will keep you going in the hard days. Sending hugs to you all. Trish

From: Walt & Pat Hadikin
Relation: Friends & Co-worker

May happy memories warm your heart, and caring friends surround you with comfort.

From: Ann Foltyn (Nunes)
Relation: Attended school with daughter Darbi

I am sorry to hear the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Ann Foltyn (Nunes)

From: Mike & Debbie Henderson
Relation: Rock Creek neighbor and friends

We were so shocked and saddened by the news of Abe. He was such a wonderful man and will always remain in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Joyce and family.

From: Ed & Mickie Schmalz
Relation: Friends

Hi Joyce & family. Mickie and I want you to know that we were shocked and grieved to learn of Abe’s passing. We would like you to know that we are praying for you in this time of great sorrow and pray that God will comfort. Abe was part of the big “gang” and we have many happy memories of those days. Love, Ed & Mickie

From: Dave and Jean Ev ans
Relation: Friends, fprmer neighbours

Joyce and the Girls. we wish to extend our thoughts to all of you
We remember Abe firstly as a young man carousing this
Testalinda neighbourhood as a young man with several others who have already gone before him. There will be a great reunion of sharing up there now. In later years he was a former neighbour on Road 18. There will be a great reunion of some of those excusions and hunting stories of earlier years up there now.
You are in our thoughts Joyce, remain strong. Memories are made
of this.

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