October 4, 1942 – September 4, 2020
Our family is sad to announce the very unexpected passing of Thomas C. Dyck, late of White Rock, B.C..
Thomas passed away on Friday, September 04, 2020. He was born on October 04, 1942 in Regina, SK., as the oldest of 3 children,
to David and Betty Dyck.
He leaves behind Penny, his loving wife of 55 years as well as son Tony (Suzy) with grandsons Zachary and Isaiah and son
Jason (Heather) with grandson Carson and granddaughter Lilly. He leaves behind a sister Peggy (Robert) and a brother Lorne (Mona). He will be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews and good friends as well as brothers-in-law Lowell Clarke and Gary Clarke. Thomas was predeceased by both his parents in 2003 and 2005.
The family moved to Abbotsford in January of 1953. That is where Thomas finished his public schooling. He graduated from Abbotsford Senior high
in 1960. Thomas attended UBC and taught for one year in Hope before moving on to a long and rewarding career with CP Air which became
Canadian Airlines and then Air Canada. He retired from Air Canada in 2000 after 34 years of faithful service.
After they were both retired Thomas and Penny did lots of traveling both by plane and by cruising. Over the past few years he found several outlets for
his energy. Thomas did Golf Course marshaling (for the free golf) as well as delivering Meals on Wheels and doing lots of walking. He spent a number
of years riding progressively larger motorcycles and he loved to go out for a ride, sometimes with Penny hanging on the back. The family breathed
a collective sigh of relief when he finally sold his last one. His brother and sister, and spouses, will hold fond memories of Caribou fishing trips with
Thomas and Penny. Few fish were caught but tales were told around the fire. At some point during this time it was accepted that he was the family’s
Senior Ranger and he accepted and carried that title with much pride.
Due to Covid restrictions, a private celebration of life will be held for immediate family only.
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