Henry Dyck Obituary, Death – As his family regrets, Henry Arthur (Art) Dyck died in Champion, Alberta, on January 17, 2023.
Art Dyck’s four surviving sons are Gerry (Deb), Rod (Arlis), Reg (Kim), and Calvin. He left two granddaughters, Carly (Josh) and Ana (Will), two grandsons, Dusty and Shawn, four great granddaughters, Alexa, Remi, Isla, and Sophia, three sisters, Marilyn, Ivy, and Viola, and many nieces and nephews. His parents, Henry and Mary Dyck, and older brother John died.
After Art’s June 12, 1936, birth in Vernon, British Columbia, the family returned to Swift Current. Art left school in Grade 8 to work for CP Rail in British Columbia with his older brother John. After working there for a while, their father requested them to assist him run his trucking business and deliver. Art started trucking then. While his father was abroad, 16-year-old Art brought alcohol to Swift Current motels. The local RCMP asked Dad to present his ID when visiting his father on vacation. Art was warned and allowed to deliver.
Art drove trucks for numerous companies for 49 years. Tiger Transfer in Calgary employed Art in Moose Jaw. In 1967, Art moved his family to Calgary for the same company. Art bought a Freightliner cabover and had Cheyanne Road Transport mount it several years later. After Tiger Transfer collapsed, Art bought their B-61 Macks, drove his Freightliner there, and started Tiger Transfer 1974 Limited. After several years, he sold it. He eventually worked for Buddy Boyce’s Tioga, Cheyanne, and Camanche Transport companies. Art retired from Caron Transport in 2002 at 65 after 20 years. Art ended his transportation career with nearly 5 million safe kilometers!
Champion, Alberta’s Art retired. Since he loved small towns, he served on the Town Council. He loved upgrading the fire station and municipal pool since he loved the community. Art valued time with his boys, their families, and their friends. Everyone enjoyed many family gatherings.
Art liked improving the guys’ cars. He didn’t have many interests, but he was always up for a ride on the lads’ quads, dirt motorcycles, or street bikes! His wife told him not to handle the twins’ dirt bikes while traveling. Without listening, he lost control. He calmly told the guys that it was worth being sent home on crutches. He fondly recalls our Carseland retirement party with many family and friends. The family praised Peter Dawson Lodge and Vulcan Hospital Long-Term Care Facility employees. We appreciate your help and your great effort.
Art desired no funeral, but his family will honor him afterwards.
In Art’s memory, donate to the Vulcan County Health & Wellness Foundation at Box 28, Vulcan, AB, T0L 2B0.
Vulcan Funeral Home is arranging. 1-403-485-2633. Email condolences at www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca.