James Victor Dyck

Dyck, James Victor

December 30, 1935 ~ September 26, 2009


Jim left us to be with Jesus while sitting in his “Lazy Boy” watching his big screen T.V.

Jim was a tireless worker, who with minimal “formal” education became a businessman, mechanic, electrician, welder, equipment operator, scuba diver, gardener, carpenter, plumber and electronic technician. Recently, he repaired his own big screen T.V. He enjoyed working for John Edgett driving truck until his retirement in 2001. Equipment was Jim’s passion. He loved to own it, fix it, operate it and understand how it functioned. If you wanted something done, done well, ask Jim. He had an inquiring mind and gained a vast knowledge of many subjects including history, geography and wild life. He shared his quest for knowledge with his friend Jack Dice.

Jim was born in Prince George, spent his formative years in the lower mainland, moved to Powell River where he was known and worked for many years before moving to Courtenay and finally to his property on Headquarters Road…..RIVERBEND.

Jim never married or had children of his own but he was a kind and loyal friend “fathering” many as he journeyed through life, giving back what he never received as a child. He became an integral part of the Youth For Christ family and tirelessly gave of himself and his property, RIVERBEND. He loved to watch the kids, his kids, play on the property and swim and kayak on the river. Jim loved the peaceful solitude of RIVERBEND, where he communed with God, as he observed the eagles, bears, racoons, beavers, fish and seals. His nemesis was the deer that victimized his plants and trees. Jim loved God and read his bible morning and evening, praying for people far and near. He supported a number of missions and was a “friend” of the Billy Graham Association.

On the morning of his death Jim’s well worn and well read bible was open to Ezekiel chapter 1:1, “Now it came to pass… that the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.”

Jim, “There is no disappointment in Jesus, He’s all that He promised to be, His love and His care comfort “you” everywhere, there is no disappointment in Him.”

Jim leaves behind his foster mother, Betty Datwiler, who he cared for and loved, for many years. He also leaves behind his brothers Fred and Peter, sisters, Barbara, Velma and Anna, foster brother, Ken and sister, Kitie, as well as many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Isaac and Ethel, brother, Bobby and sisters, Leota and Verna.

Others greatly feeling his loss are his friends, Brian and Susan Hamp and family who befriended him in many ways since 1992. Other good friends to Jim are Jack Dice, Ivan Parsons, Mart and Honey Fieret and Marmie Carter.

Jim, until the day dawns and the bright Morning Star rises in all His glory and in our hearts, we’ll continue to love you.

There will be a celebration of Jim’s life, Thursday, October 1st at 2:00 pm on his RIVERBEND property, 4729 Headquarters Road, Courtenay.