Dick invited Jesus into his heart when he was around eight years old and his faith grew stronger over the years until it became a part of all he was.
In 1960 he began working for the provincial government where he remained for 42 years. He began his career in the department of Public Works moving on to the office of the Public Trustee where he became a Senior Trust Officer.
Dick was married to his first wife for 19 years and they were blessed with three wonderful daughters.
Following his divorce he met Catherine in 1983 at church in Edmonton. They were married in 1985 and added three more wonderful daughters to their union. Six daughters and Dick couldn’t have been happier.
Dick was an active volunteer in many areas but was particularly honoured to sit on the board of the Evangelical Tract Society, having been supportive of their mission for many years.
Dick retired in 2002 and the Wylies moved to Brownfield where they discovered the joys of rural life and developed many friendships. Not one to sit around, Dick continued working, first for Scheff Farms, then Thieleman’s Greenhouse and finally Wal-Mart in Stettler, a job he thoroughly loved!
During his time of illness, his faith, his love for his wife and family and friends never wavered.
He went to be with the Lord on March 16, 2014 with his loving family by his side. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on March 29, 2014 at the Evangelical Missionary Church, Castor, Alberta with Pastor Grant Sikstrom officiating.
Dick’s daughters Janet, Melissa and son-in-law Cody Borek gave a loving tribute to Dick’s life. Jim Culham and Laurel Scheffelmaier presented their gifts of music. Connie Symons was the pianist and daughter Sarah Felzien presented a visual tribute of Dick’s life.
Dick is survived by his wife Catherine; his six daughters: Janet (Alan) Smith of Edmonton, Leanne (Wayne) Dory of St. Albert, Christine (Ryan) Hickey of Vancouver, Melissa Wylie, Sarah (Joey) Felzien and Evalena (Cody) Borek all of Castor; as well as grandchildren: Jade, Zachary, Brooke, Quinn, Emma, Benjamin and Ruby; other relatives and many friends.
Dick was laid to rest at the Castor Municipal Cemetery with William Ritchie, Alan Smith and Dale Dunkle as pallbearers. After the interment family and friends gathered in the Missionary Church for a time of food and fellowship.
Memorial donations may be made to the Evangelical Tract Distributors, www.evangelicaltract.com. Sympathies may be viewed or sent to the family by signing the guestbook at www.parkviewfuneralchapels.com
Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium, 403-882-3141, entrusted with the care and arrangements.