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Susanne "Susie" (Driedger) Dyck

February 1, 1929 ~ December 31, 2021 (age 92)

Obituary

Suzanna (Susie) Dyck of Roseisle, Manitoba, passed peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Saviour on December 31st, 2021.

Susie was born in Mexico on February 1st, 1929, to Henry and Judith Driedger. At the age of seven, her family returned to Canada settling first in the Osler area of Saskatchewan and later relocating to Manitoba. She often recalled many happy memories from these years spent on the family farm.

On June 20th, 1948, Susie married Pete Dyck who, in her words, “lit a light in my life”. Over the next ten years, they were blessed with six sons and two daughters – Abe, Peter, Henry, Ernie, Jake, John, Judy, and Ruth. Their early years were spent in Neuemberg and Gladstone. In 1952, they bought a farm 3 ½ miles north of Roseisle where they established their permanent home. Here family life was lived out, marked by hard work, diligence, and simplicity.

As the years passed, grandchildren and great grandchildren made a multitude of special memories as Grandma in her practical, sensible, and quiet way gently loved them without spoiling them. From her kitchen to her sewing machine, she selflessly gave herself to all who entered her life.

The pivotal point in Susie’s life came on December 3rd, 1960, when she found a peace she had been searching for. Through the words of John 10:9 – “I am the Door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved” – She accepted the truth that “Jesus Died for Me”. She later wrote, “Peace and joy followed. What a change coming from darkness to light”.

Along with Pete, she became a part of the fellowship of Christians gathered to the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ at the Gospel Hall in Roseisle. Her quiet devotion and faithfulness has left an indelible impression on the hearts of all who knew her.

In July 2017, Pete passed away, and Susie continued living in her home with the assistance and companionship of family. Several strokes in 2019 left her with greater physical challenges and she moved into the Foyer Notre Dame. Despite increasing weakness, she continued to display a constant spirit of patience, grace, and thankfulness to all around her. After 2 ½ years, in September of 2021, she realized a special joy when it was made possible for her to once again be back in her home to be cared for by her loved ones. As her family, we have been privileged to have this time of learning many precious lessons by her side.

Susie was predeceased by her husband Pete in 2017; her son Jake in 2005; great grandchildren Malayna Dyck and Daniel Allen; and her siblings – Tina, Henry, Judy, Frank and Betty. She is survived by her family: Abe (Hazel), Peter (Grace), Henry (Diane), Ernie (Sylvia), John (Heather), Judy (Jim Minnett), Ruth (Garth Knox); daughter in-law Brenda; as well as 40 grandchildren, 158 great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren. She also leaves to lovingly remember her, two brothers – Isaac and Jack, along with many nieces and nephews.

We would like to express our appreciation to the staff at the Foyer Notre Dame for the excellent care given to our mother; to those who have devoted themselves to her care over these past months; and to all who have prayed for her, visited, and brightened her days with letters and tokens of love. Just as she would say at the end of every visit, we echo to each one: “Thank you.”

A private family service with burial has taken place. To leave memories and messages of condolence with Susie’s family, please visit our website at www.ronaldmoffitmemorialservces.com

Ronald Moffit Memorial Services of Portage la Prairie, MB. 

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