Susan Dueck (nee Dyck), 75, of the Horndean area, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at the Boundary Trails Health Centre.
Mom was born to Jacob and Margaretha Dyck on October 31, 1946. She was the seventh of eight children. She was born and raised in Altona. Mom accepted Jesus as her personal Saviour at the age of 14, and her faith carried her through all the ups and downs of her life.
On September 19, 1965, she married our Dad, William (Bill) Dueck. They shared nearly 56 1/2 years of marriage and have lived on their farm north of Horndean for almost 55 years. They were blessed with five children: Maryann, Bernie, Dan, David, and Matthew, 28 grandchildren, and 2 great- grandchildren. Her family meant the world to her.
She was always busy doing something, from raising a beautiful daughter and rambunctious sons, to attending and cheering for her grandchildren at all their sporting events and activities. She enjoyed volunteering wherever she could, sewing, gardening, canning, cooking, cleaning, baking, and loving on everyone she met through her service. She was also the farm “gopher” for many years and made many trips to the fields to serve lunch. She had a heart of gold.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Bill, daughter Maryann (Jake Gerbrandt) and their family - Ryan, Brittany (Ryan Reimer), Mckinli and Paige; Miranda (Tom Wolfe), Jayden, and Makayla; son Bernie (Julianna), and their family - Laurel, Kristen, Adrian, Everett, Benjamin, Eliana, Jairett, Seth, Micah, Ethan, Bethany, Mabel, Kieran, and Marissa; son Dan (Roxane), and their family - Tyson, Riley, and Allison; son David (Shannon), and their family – Belle and Felicity; son Matthew (Julie), and their family - Janessa, Landon, Jeremy, and Bryan. She is also survived by 3 brothers, Dad’s siblings, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Mom was predeceased by her parents, 2 brothers, two sisters, and one sister in infancy.
Our family would like to extend a special thanks to Drs. Meriam Basta and Chernos, the nurses at BTHC for their care of Mom in a very difficult time, to Wiebe Funeral Home for your compassionate service, and to Rev. Jeff and Julie Hildebrand for their love and support, and to Altona Sommerfeld Church and the serving group.
Thank you to friends and family for your love and care for our Mom and Dad during this time. Thank you for praying for our family for the last number of years. Your prayers have been felt and answered. Mom is with her Jesus.
We love you Mom and will miss you dearly.
A celebration of life service was held on Saturday, February 19 at 1:30 p.m. at the Altona Sommerfeld Mennonite Church with burial at the Altona Cemetery.
To view the funeral service or the slideshow click on the video links below.
In memory of Susan Dueck donations can be made to the Altona Hospital Auxiliary, ReStore Connections (click here to donate online), or a charity of one’s choice.
We Miss You
Although you may rest in peace,
Our thoughts of you will never cease.
Although we knew it wouldn’t be long,
We took it for granted all along.
Although you will never again be here,
To us, you will always be near.
Dear Grandma, Friend, Wife and Mom
Written by: Micah (grandson)