2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Albert Dyks May 28, 1941 - April 30, 2014

Dyks, Albert

Age 72-Born May 28th,1941 in Sellingen, Holland. Passed away tragically and unexpectedly April 30, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Ina (nee DeVries), and his children Patti Wijsman (Vince), Lisa Jahncke (Rob), and Derek Dyks (Tracey). He was fiercely proud of his grandchildren David, Joel, Mieka, Mikaela, Benjamin, Isaac, Aaron and Caleb. Brother of John Dyks (Shirley) and Tryn Steenwyk. Will be missed by the many people whose lives he touched. Albert was a man who, above all else, loved God and family. This was reflected through his passion for community service. He was selfless and compassionate in his endeavor to help those in need locally and abroad.

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The family will receive friends at the Kemptville Christian Reformed Church 2455 County Road 18, Kemptville, Tuesday May 6, 2014 from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., where a Celebration of Albert’s life will be held on Wednesday May 7, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Interment Oxford Mills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to World Renew Disaster Response Services would be greatly appreciated by the family Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836).Online condolences may be made at


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    Carey says

    My deepes sympathies to Ina and the whole Dyks Family. Albert will be missed by many as he was loved by many. My prayers are with you all I. The coming days,weeks and months
    Carey,Peter,Connor & Joshua

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    Henk & Fran Huizenga says

    Dear Family Dyks,

    Our heartfelt condolences to you with the sudden loss of Albert. He was a good man. May God give you strength and peace now and in the future.

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    The Crandell & Carter Family says

    To the Dyk Family:
    We’re so very sorry to hear of your loss. We’ll surely miss Albert at the campground. May he rest in peace.

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    Geoff Bowlby says

    Expressions of Sympathy Geoff Bowlby has sent this Expressions of Sympathy card.

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    Peter Kielburger says

    We are so sorry for your loss,may your happy memories bring you solace

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    Gary & Bev Arcand says

    Our deepest sympathies on the loss of Albert. He was a very important part our our community and will be missed. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Alan and Liz Forbes says

    We send our deepest sympathies to the family. Albert will be dearly missed by the community.

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    Freda Mallory says

    Dear Ina, Patti, Lisa & Derek:
    Words cannot express how I feel in the loss of Albert. May God guide you through this very sad time. The Mallory family have fond memories of Albert.

    God Bless

    Freda Mallory

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    Trinka and Angelo Psellas says

    Rob & Lisa and the whole Dyks family, please accept our most sincere condolences on Albert’s passing. We will be praying for all of you during this difficult time.

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    Michele Cormier says

    So sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you.
    Joan and Michele Cormier

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    Ron and Kim DeSchiffart says

    Ina, Patti and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Words cannot express our sorrow at the tragic passing of Albert. He was such a kind, gentle man. Always full of life with a smile on his face. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

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    Sandra Crozier-McKee and Family says

    Ina and Family,
    Shocked and saddened to hear about Albert. I have many fond memories of him and your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. sincerely, Sandra, David and Family.

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    Anita and Blair Vermilyea says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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    Mary Carter, Sharon (Alger) says

    Our deepest sympathies to your family. Our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

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    Mavis Beilby says

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Brenda Hopkins says

    Patti & Family. So sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Heaven has another Angel.

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    Rick Percival says

    So sorry to hear of Alberts passing. Albert was a great man and will be missed.
    My condolences and prayers for Albert’s family.

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    Julie (wissler) Bill Hutchins says

    So very sorry. May you find strength with remembering all your fond memories spent with him.

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    Snippe says

    Our deepest sympathies. The passing of Albert was a great shock. He was a wonderful person, always very pleasant to be around. He will be missed by many.

    Robert, Sonia & Zach

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    Warren Hall says

    So sad for your loss. My thought have been with since hearing the news.

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    Mark & Sandra Cryderman says

    We were so sorry to hear about the news. May god be with Albert’s friends & family on this sad day.

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    Shanta DeAbreu says

    Ina, Our deepest sympathies to you and your family –May God be with you in this time.
    Myself, Gord Collins, the Mahabir and DeAbreu Families sends their condolences.

    We will be greatly missed at the Toronto Foundation event.

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    Cathy Leeson and family says

    We are deeply saddened by the news of Albert’s sudden passing. Our heart felt condolences to you and your family.
    May the memories of him help you find peace.

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    Leanne Cater says

    Unfortunately the miles will interfere with my attendance but my heart is with The Dyks family at this terribly sad time. Sending condolences from Winnipeg. <3

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    Aileen McIntosh Hutchison says

    I was so very sorry to hear about Mr Dyks. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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    Claire Larabie says

    Ina I am so very sorry for your loss, I respected Albert more than I can say. He was one of the best, always there for all who needed a hand He will be missed by many.
    My sympathy to you and the kids.

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    Keith & Donna Blok & Family says

    We were deeply saddened by the news of Albert’s passing. Words fall short of expressing our sorrow for your loss. Our love and heart felt condolences to you, Ina and your family.

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    Scott Turner says

    Dear Ina, you and your family are in my prayers. Sorry to hear of your loss. Albert was always a friendly face at the campground, and for three years, an incredible boss. He will be greatly missed.

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    Anne Merkley-Evans says

    My deepest sympathies to all of you. Couldn’t believe the news. Such a big lose for your family but also for our community.

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    Maureen McCleery says

    Sending thoughts and prayers to the Dyks family on Alberts passing. Thinking of you all

    The McCleery family

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    Pam Nixon says

    A true gentleman, it is an honour to have known Albert.
    Have a fond memory of our outing on the St. Lawrence with Albert, Ina and Rik aboard Finisher. Our family is truly saddened by your sudden loss.

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    Sstephanie Gilmer says

    I am so sorry for your loss. I didn`t know Albert really well but I had the opportunity to work with him during my years at The Salvation Army in Kemptville. May the Lord bring comfort and peace to you during these difficult days as only He can.


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    Rudolf and Catharina Gemert says

    Our sincere condolences, we are sorry for your loss, which was so unexpected.

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    Christine Deno says

    My deepest sympathies to family and friends for thier loss of such a wonderful man. Many prayers to you all.

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    Randy & Heather Hughes says

    Ina & family, we were so saddened to hear of the death of Albert. Our hearts go out you, thoughts of him will last through eternity, his sincerity and capacity to give will be surpassed by none, never forgotten.

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    Joan Gummeson says

    Dear Ina and family: My sincere
    sympathy to you and the family at this tragic

    time. My thoughts and prayers go

    out to you all. With much love.


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    Tom & Carol Burns says

    We are privileged to have known Albert and his family and the times spent with him are cherished. He will be greatly missed by all he touched and helped not only in the community but internationally as well. He was a quiet contributor to many causes and events. Our sympathies to Ina, Patti, Lisa and Derek and their families.

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    June and Doug Merkley says

    Dear Ina and Family,
    Doug and I were both shocked and saddened at hearing the news of Alber’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. May the memories you made together along with your faith and the support of family and friends help you through the difficult times ahead.

    With our sincerest sympathy,

    Doug and June Merkley

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    Sara Maloney says

    My deepest sympathies to you all.

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    Joan & Milfred Harper says

    It is a great sadness for a loss of a fellow CHRISTIAN and Brother in JESUS CHRIST and we do know that
    ALBERT is resting in JESUS CHRIST.

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    Kathy Wissler says

    So sorry for your loss.

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    Cara Duhaime (Berends) says

    Ina, Patti and family.
    I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Albert’s smile and his gentle manner. He will be missed.


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    Garry Harper says

    I extend my deepest sympathy. I new Albert through kemptville lions.

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    John & Jeannette Devries says

    Dear Ina, Patti, Lisa, Derek and families. Words cannot express our deep sadness with your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all now and in the days ahead. Treasure the precious memories – your family is a large part of my childhood memories – all the visits to our farm, church events, getting to go out on your boat. Albert’s warm and friendly smile lives on in his children and grandchildren. Praying God be with you all.

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    Tom and Erin Hinch says

    With our deepest sympathy he will greatly be missed a true gentleman and a real real down-to-earth human being

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    David & Brenda Simpson says

    Our sincere sympathy is extended to your family at this very sad time.

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    Jenny says

    My sincere sympathy to Ina, Patti, Lisa, Derek and to all the extended family and grandchildren. We are so saddened to hear of the sudden death of Albert. It has saddened us deeply. We are praying that God gives you His comfort through this very dark valley. Our prayers will be with you and have been with you. We pray that you will be surrounded by God’s loving arms and that many painful days will be made better through the memories of happy times that Albert has given to all. He left a legacy of God’s faithfulness and His dedication to serving the Lord was a true inspiration to those who worked with him and saw him work. For this we are truly thankful. I regret that I was unable to personally extend my sympathies to all of you. My prayers are with you all.

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    Carolyn White says

    I will never forget how kind and helpful Albert was to me during a very bad time in my life. His simple actions gave me hope of better things to come and reminded me that good people still exist.

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    Lauren Clobridge says

    Dear Family,
    I am so deeply sorry for this tragedy. My father Mike was there and had been Al’s friends for years. I haven’t seen my father this upset in a long time. He will miss his friend deeply and we send prayers to your family.

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    John & Sharry Wilson and family says

    We are so very sorry to hear of your loss.

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    The Smith Family says

    Our deepest sympathies to you and you family and extended family from the campground.

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    Colin & Karen Latreille says

    Our condolences and deepest sympathy on your loss. He will be greatly missed in the community.

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    Sherry Chambers says

    My heartfelt condolences for the loss of Albert. He was truly a beautiful, genuine person. I am so very sorry for your loss. I knew Albert through the Kemptville & District Home Support. Ina, I am sure your heart is broken. I have no words to comfort, but I hope you know that I care.

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