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Herbert Wytinck

July 6, 1944 - April 10, 2019


Herbert Michael Joseph Wytinck (Herb) passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday April 10th, 2019 in Oliver, BC.

Herb will be sadly missed by his wife Beatrice (Bea) Wytinck, daughter and son-in-law Sonya Wytinck and Paul Parker, grandchildren Amanda and Dylan Wytinck, brother and sister-in-law Don and Deborah Wytinck, sister and brother-in-law Lillian and Maurice Delichte, mother-in-law Jean Cook, brother-in-law Jim Cook and many dear nieces, nephews and their children.

He is predeceased by his son Lyall Wytinck, his parents Martha and Isadore Wytinck, his brother and sister-in-law Edward and Margaret Wytinck and father-in-law Fred Cook.

Professionally, Herb had a distinguished career in the National Parole Service in Edmonton, where his natural leadership skills were quickly noticed, and he soon became a supervisor of the expanding service, teaching new officers how to balance authority and compassion wisely. He was an early champion of core behavioral programming for offenders to help them learn to cope with community life. Widely respected by colleagues and senior management, he received an Exemplary Service Award from the Governor General. Herb was one of those who made community corrections in Canada a world leader prior to his retirement. A true friend and colleague, Herb rose beyond the usual to become the special.

Herb was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, hunter, angler, Oiler’s fan and bien player. Naturally curious, he loved to learn about the places he lived and visited, understanding the people, geography and climate through conversation, reading and outdoor pursuits. In his earlier life, before his back issues limited him, he was an avid outdoorsman, spending summers camping and fishing and fall pursuing geese, grouse and pheasant. After retirement he enjoyed the RV life with Bea, mostly exploring the U.S. southwest, learning all the by-ways back routes, the odd and interesting places.

He taught his children and grandchildren to be thoughtful and curious, to pursue adventures whether grand or in their backyard. Taking his own advice, as he became less mobile he always took daily walks with Bea around their neighborhood or along the nearby river, marking the signs of the seasons and noting the birds and wildlife. He loved to engage in conversation with family and friends through phone calls, visits and most especially over a game of bien (cards), having a laugh, an argument or just sharing an experience.

A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Oliver, BC followed by cremation. A reception in the church lower hall will follow the mass.

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Richard & Linda Grenier
Relation: a cousin

So sorry to hear of your loss.May you find comfort in the thought that your loss is not forever…’ll meet once again and spend eternity together.
is not forever…’ll meet him once again and spend eternity together. We have so many fond memories of cousin Herb at our family gatherings when he grew up in Manitoba.Cherish your memories. Hugs Bea, Sonya & families.

From: walter hilhorst
Relation: cousin

to Bea, sonya and family: may you find comfort and strength in knowing that others share in your sorrow

From: Katherine Pettipas
Relation: Leo's friend at University of Manitoba in the 1960's

Our sincerest condolences on the passing of Herb. Leo had the good fortune to reconnect with Herb over the past year. They were friends at the University of Manitoba over 50 years ago. May your family and friends find comfort in the wonderful memories of a life well-lived. Katherine and Leo Pettipas

From: Ken and Pat Delichte
Relation: Friends

So sorry to hear about the passing of Herb. Our deepest sympathy to all the family. He was a great friend to us since childhood. He will be sadly missed. Love Ken and Pat

From: Edna Desrochers
Relation: first cousin

Dear Bea and family, I was saddened and shocked when I heard of Herb’s passing. Dear Bea, I am so glad he had the courage to drive to Manitoba to attend Ed’s funeral and that you both came for a visit. At least seeing you both together, is a fairly recent memory. To you all, I’m so sorry for your loss.

From: Nancy Klimczak
Relation: Friend of Bea

Dear Bea, Sonya and family. I was so sorry to hear that Herb had passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you in mind.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Mass

Date & Time:
April 17, 2019
Beginning at 11:00am

Christ the King Catholic Church
6044 Spartan Street
Oliver, BC Canada

A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Oliver, BC followed by cremation. A reception in the church lower hall will follow the mass.

6044 Spartan Street
Oliver, BC Canada

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