AGANETHA ‘NETTIE” DYCK
It is with heavy hearts filled with peace that we announce the passing of Nettie Dyck on Jan 24, 2020 in her sleep. After a long-extended decline, Mom went home to be with Jesus. She was looking forward to the day when she would join her loved ones in heaven.
She was born in May 3, 1925 in Orloff Russia, the only child of the marriage of Heinrich Franz Steingart (10 children from previous marriage) and Agnatha Walde (5 children from previous marriage). Although she was surrounded by many half siblings she often felt like an only child. However, one little niece Justina was very close to her in age and became a lifelong “sister” to her.
This new blended family emigrated to Canada in 1926 when she was 12 months old. It was said that her siblings taught her to walk on the ship “Minnedosa”.
They settled in various areas in Manitoba and took up farming before finally settling in North Kil-donan. This is where Nettie met the love of her life Wally Dyck who lived in a home behind theirs. They were married on September 3, 1950. They had 3 children, Melinda (Robert) Heidebrecht), Ronald (Irene), and Victor. They had 7 grandchildren Stephanie, Karen, Andrea, Christopher, Steven, Jennifer and Kathleen and 8 great grandchildren Jacob, Wally, Anna,
Natalie, Timothy, Weston, Kaliana, and Clemence. Nettie was predeceased by husband Wally in 2000.
They attended McIvor Mennonite Brethren church. A family crisis caused them to re-commit their lives to the Lord and followed through with baptism. Nettie was involved in babysitting at the church with MOMS program, and enjoyed working at the MCC thrift store, Red Cross, and babysitting her grandchildren. She took great delight in having them around and there was never a shortage of good home cooked food.
At the end she chose to reside in Tudor House Retirement Residence/Personal Care Home to be near her son Victor and was there well cared for until her death. Living there enabled her with the help of her son Ron to visit with Victor until just days before her passing. When her memory faded, she loved to sing “Jesus Loves Me” to all who would listen at the nursing home which brought a smile to everyone’s face. We love you Mom.
Funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 3, 2020 at Friends Funeral Service, 2146 Main Street, Winnipeg. Interment in Green Acres Cemetery.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Aganetha Nettie Dyck Friday January 24th 2020..
Death notice for the town of: Winnipeg, Province: Manitoba