Trenton Joel Dyck, age 13, beloved son of John and Jennifer Dyck of Picture Butte, Alberta, entered the presence of his Lord and Saviour on February 7, 2018.
He is survived by his parents, sister Kallie, and brothers Graham and Gareth.
Trenton was born on September 15, 2004. He was an active baby, toddler and boy, with a big, hearty laugh that made everyone else laugh with him. Early on, he set goals and showed a quiet determination in achieving them. He was inquisitive of the natural world around him and developed a keen interest in reading science-related books, encyclopedias and textbooks, along with action adventure and science fiction novels. He read voraciously and often curled up in his dad’s reclining chair, deeply engrossed in a book. Many hours were also spent building Lego, having outdoor adventures and playing games with his siblings, riding his bike and playing outside with his neighborhood friends. He also treasured numerous fishing trips and outings with his best friend’s family.
Trenton accepted Jesus as his personal Saviour when he was six years old, and had a deep, quiet faith in his resurrected Lord. He often volunteered to help his mom with any kitchen chores, cooking and baking. He served his family and helped with children’s ministries at his home church, and in the community.
Trenton was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive and advanced cancer in late October 2017. He was cared for at home by his family, then spent the last 12 days in Lethbridge Regional Hospital in Pediatric Palliative Care. He endured many months of suffering and looked forward to seeing Jesus face to face. Trenton was able to make a wish through the Children’s Wish Foundation, and donated the amount to Compassion Canada - Haiti - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene project, so that children in Haiti will be able to have access to clean water. His vision was that others will come on board and help raise funds for this project so that people can be helped not only with their physical problems, but that they can hear and respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
A Celebration of Trenton’s Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at the Coaldale MB Church, 2114 - 18th Street, Coaldale, AB. Private burial will be held prior to the service at the Coaldale Community Cemetery. Viewing will be held Monday, February 12th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Christensen Salmon Funeral Home, 703 – 13th St. N., Lethbridge, AB.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Compassion Canada – Trenton’s Wish, https://compassion.ca/trentons-wish.