Dr Victor John Dyck 1925 - 2004

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 47, No. 3, April 2005, Page 146 Obituaries

Dr Victor Dyck was a dedicated and well-respected physician who practised medicine for 52 years, the past 32 in Armstrong and Vernon. He loved his profession, continuing to work part-time past retirement and up until the time of his death.

Vic grew up in Manitoba, joined the Armed Forces in 1944, and was discharged in 1946. He graduated with his medical degree from the University of Manitoba in 1951 and moved to BC for an internship at Vancouver General Hospital, which he completed in 1952. From 1952 to 1971 he was on staff at the Chilliwack General Hospital, practising general medicine, obstetrics, and anesthesia. Following this he was chief of staff at Queen Charlotte City General Hospital, then moved to Armstrong in 1972, working at both the Armstrong General Hospital and the Vernon Jubilee Hospital for over 30 years.

Vic had a natural curiosity and took a keen interest in everything around him. His grandchildren will remember walks where every tree and flower was closely examined. He was an avid reader and music lover.

Vic’s lifetime of learning led to a very full and active life that included hog farming, raising quarter horses, flying, golfing, skiing, and winemaking—but not cooking. Trips with his wife, Caryll, to California for sun, biking, hiking, and enjoyment of the natural desert beauty became an annual winter refuge.

Vic was husband to Caryll; father to Lois, John, and Linda (Art); grandfather to Jeff, Kristy (Stephen), and Michael; brother to Ed (Dorothy), John (Florence), and Walter (Margaret); friend and colleague to many.

—D.F. Waechter, MD

D.F. Waechter, MD. Dr Victor John Dyck 1925 - 2004. BCMJ, Vol. 47, No. 3, April, 2005, Page(s) 146 - Obituaries.

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