Eva (Schapansky) Dyck, age 88, formerly of Herbert, SK passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 with family by her side at the Herbert & District Integrated Healthcare Facility. Eva was born January 24, 1931 at the family farm near Glen Kerr, SK to Peter & Elizabeth Schapansky — the second of eight children.
Growing up, Eva attended Log Valley School and completed grade eight. Later on, she worked as a housekeeper at various locations throughout the Morse area. Eva enjoyed music and played guitar and piano. She also enjoyed taking part in box socials, school programs and dances. She came to know her future husband, Elmer Dyck, through family friendships. Eva & Elmer were married on June 22, 1958 at the Herbert Mennonite Conference Church and were blessed with 61 years together. Together, they raised three children — Laurie (Bryan) Redekop, Rodney Dyck, and Anita (Troy) Enns. Later, they welcomed their two grandchildren, Erin (Michael) Forsyth and Megan Redekop, and their two great-granddaughters, Blayne and BrayAnne Forsyth.
Eva was a homemaker and loved cooking and baking. She was also skilled at sewing, crocheting, and enjoyed different types of crafts. She assisted with bookwork at Elmer’s Shell bulk fuel agency in Herbert. Eva was baptised on confession of her faith and was faithful in Bible readings and Daily Bread devotionals. She and Elmer worked for many years as custodians at Herbert Mennonite Church.
At age 80, Eva was diagnosed with breast cancer. Though caught and treated early, she saw her health decline in the years that followed. In August 2018, Eva was admitted to long-term care, where she resided until her passing.
Eva is survived by her husband; Elmer; her three children; her two grandchildren; her two great-granddaughters; her five brothers and one sister; and by many nieces and nephews.
The Funeral Service for Eva Dyck was held on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm from the Swift Current Funeral Home Chapel, Swift Current, SK with Pastor Isaac Dyck officiating. “It is Well With My Soul” and “Great is Thy Faithfulness” were sung by the congregation, with Henry & Vivian Thiessen serving as musicians.
The Interment Service was held from the Herbert Cemetery, Herbert, SK with Rod Dyck, Bryan Redekop, Troy Enns, Niel Block, Ken Schapansky, and Ryan Schapansky serving as Pallbearers. The luncheon was held from the New Horizons Centre in Herbert.
In memory of Eva Dyck, donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
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