Walter John Dyk
April 24, 1931 – Dec. 6, 2020
Walter passed away peacefully on Dec. 6 in the Rocky Mountain House Hospital, after a lengthy illness. He had been at the Westview Lodge for his last nine months under the care of Bev from home care, where she gained Wally’s respect and appreciation.
He was born in Lashburn, Sask. and was raised next door in Waseca. He was one of seven children.
Always a railroad buff, he worked as a crane operator with the CNR for over a decade and later started Dynos Transport trucking between Alberta, B.C. and Los Angeles. He went back to his passion and became a top crane operator for Fluor Canada in construction at Ft. McMurray and at various gas plants in Alberta.
Walter lived in Rocky for over 40 years making many dear friends, including Gerald, Mike, Harvey, Phil and Vern. He was a regular on coffee row. He was an avid fisherman and with friend, Gordie, did ice-fishing as well. He had a twinkle in his eye and a bit of a dry sense of humour. He loved the mountains, the sun, birds, trains and mainly his independence. He liked Canadian sports and followed Calgary teams, but still had some Saskie in him. He enjoyed visiting family and regularly went back to his hometown, Waseca. We called him Wally or Dyno and he was just a great guy who will forever be remembered in our hearts.
He leaves to mourn, his sisters Anne and Helen and brother Dennis (Barb) in B.C., brother Jim in Waseca, sisters-in-law Dale (Jasper) and Liz (Kamloops), and many nieces and nephews scattered in B.C. and Alberta. He was predeceased by his father and mother, brothers Alex and John, and two young nephews Tracy and Jeff.
His long-time friend Toni was a blessing to the family, and her care and dedication to Wally was greatly appreciated; especially in the last month when they were unable to be with him.
The family thanks the Rocky Hospital doctors and staff as well as Bev and the Home Care workers for all the patient caring. No service by request.