Clifford Dyck

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Church of Christ
300 2nd Avenue East
GRAVELBOURG, Saskatchewan, Canada


Interment will follow the reception at the Wiwa Hill Cemetery

Obituary of Clifford Dyck

 On Thursday, March 21, 2024 Mr. Clifford Dyck, a longtime resident of the Gravelbourg district, passed away peacefully with his beloved companion, Jean by his side.

 Clifford Harold Dyck was born March 24, 1936, on the farm in Blumenhof, Sask to Deidrich and Marie (née Durmois) Dyck, a brother to four sisters: Clara, Irene, Lois and Hazel. He received his education there, and after the family moved into town, Cliff along with many good friends, took every opportunity to be involved in sports, especially his lifetime passion for hockey. It was there that his early faith and commitment to Jesus began. After high school graduation, he took a welding Course in Winnipeg and then returned to Swift Current. After a few odd jobs, in 1956 he began putting up high-voltage lines for Sask. Power. Cliff and Kathy (nee Wall) were married in 1958.  His desire to work and provide for his family took them to many communities. They were blessed with three children: Robbin, Bevin and Karren. Cliff coached ball and hockey for many years, as well as their children’s sports teams.  Cliff worked as a welder, a lineman for Sask. Power, a grain buyer for the Sask. Wheat Pool, for electrical companies in Swift Current and Uranium City before once again returning to work with Saskatchewan Power. Most of his career as a lineman (1968-2001) was spent serving customers in Swift Current, Uranium City, Gravelbourg and surrounding districts. Coming to Gravelbourg gave him the chance to purchase his mother’s farm. The family worked hard together to build a new yard and do all the needed work on the farm. Cliff always enjoyed the opportunity to be very involved with family, sports, friends and community everywhere that they lived.  Cliff and Kathy would later divorce.  Cliff met Jean Crittenden, they absolutely did everything together. They shared a love for life on the farm, working the land, gardening and the outdoors. They enjoyed their friendships with neighbours. Cliff and Jean were avid curlers, playing in Gravelbourg and Moose Jaw. Cliff always had a smile on his face, ready for mischief.  He will be dearly remembered for his kindness, his consideration for others and his love for the land and nature.

He was predeceased by his parents, Deidrich and Marie, and his sisters Lois (Glenn) Krause and Irene Ford, brother-in-law Metro Rushaway. Cliff is survived by his devoted companion of 28 years, Jean Crittenden, his children: Robbin Dyck, Bevin Dyck and Karren Dyck, grandchildren: Jessica, Dustin, Meagan, Samantha, Jesse and Danelle; great-grandchildren: Danaya, Riley, Laine, Grace, Lillian and Micah, and two sisters: Clara Rushaway and Hazel Pengelly, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 @ 1:00 pm at the Church of Christ in Gravelbourg, SK with Pastor Darrell Buchanan officiating. Memorial donations in Clifford's memory may be given to the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, 9 Lancaster Rd Moose Jaw, SK S6J 1M8.

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