Oct 27, 1932 - Nov 22, 2014
On November 22, 2014 our beloved husband, Father, Grandpa passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 82 after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
John was born on October 27, 1932 in Gilroy, Saskatchewan to Jacob P. & Katharina (Penner) Dyck. The family, with children: Katie, Jacob (Gib), Peter, Anna, Cornelius (Cork), Lena, John, Henry and Bernie moved to Yarrow B.C. in 1941.
John started working before most people finished High School. After having several jobs in the logging, trucking and forest industry he started his own paving company in 1956. John went on to be an entrepreneur with Ponderosa Mohawk Gas Station and Cafe. In 1972, John went into Car Sales. Ponderosa Car & Trailer Sales became a well-known business with his son Murray joining him at the age of 12. Westar Trailer Sales was born in 1993. After semi-retirement from that, John built "Penticton Nature World" and a home for he and Chris where they lived from 1998 - 2005.
John and Chris moved back to Chilliwack to rejoin the family. Restless, John still hung out at the Trailer business to help his son, Murray out until his recent illness.
John enjoyed the Western side of life, owning race horses, a hobby farm and cheering on and relishing his daughter Cheryl's many horse events and talents. He also loved hanging out at the racetrack supporting Murray, Tyler and Tanner. He couldn't wait to get back to his daughter Joy (Alan) at the pool to have a great meal prepared by her. All of this, he enjoyed with Chris … the love of his life, by his side. John also had a great sense of humor and his grandkids especially appreciated this. They also appreciated his athletic abilities as he enjoyed baseball and golf and was naturally good at both. Another interest that John had was his love and interest in Antique cars. His Yellow 1963 Cadillac was his recent pride and joy.
John was predeceased by his brothers Jim, Cork, Jack and sister Kay. He is loved and survived by his wife Chris; his son, Murray and daughters, Joy (Alan) and Cheryl. John was much loved and cherished by his grandchildren Tyler, Tanner and Nakita. He is also survived by his 3 sons Doug, Dennis, Dale and families; sisters Ann, Helen and brothers Henry and Bernie. John will also be missed by his extended family and friends as he looked forward to the monthly Birthday celebrations and bowling get-togethers.
Close to John's passing, he developed a closer relationship with God. His family is at peace and feels confident that they will meet him again one day. He will be missed dearly.
The family would like to thank all the Doctors and Nurses of Chilliwack General Hospital for their support and compassion.
Memorial Services and reception will be held on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Henderson's Funeral Home, 45901 Victoria Ave. Chilliwack with Pastor Graeme Isbister officiating.
A Graveside service will be held prior to the Memorial at Yarrow Cemetery, Hare Ave, Yarrow at 12:00 pm on Saturday, November 29, 2014.