Frederick W. "Fred" Dyke
Frederick "Fred" William Dyke – 89, of Coldbrook, Kings County, formerly of Yarmouth, passed away at home on June 28, 2012. Born in Yarmouth on December 27, 1922, he was the son of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Jolly) Dyke. Fred was a certified jeweller in the family business, C. E. Dyke Ltd., for over 30 years. He enjoyed fishing (especially salmon), hunting, curling, and baseball. He was a veteran of the Second World War. He was a veteran of the Yarmouth Fire Department where he served as Captain of Neptune Fire Company from 1961 to 1965 and Deputy Chief from 1966 to 1971. He was Past President of the Nova Scotia Branch of the Royal Caledonia Curling Club. He was the last surviving member of the 1951 MacDonald Brier Canadian curling championship team from Glooscap Curling Club, Kentville. He played Senior Baseball with the Yarmouth Gateways and the Kentville Wildcats, as well as the Aldershot Baseball Team during the war. Fred was a past director of the Yarmouth Wildlife Association, a Charter Member of the Kentville Lions Club and a member of the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame and the Yarmouth Town & County Sports Hall of Fame. He is survived by his son, Charles "Chuck" (Barbara), Bible Hill; four daughters, Margaret Dyke, Ottawa; Kathryn (John) MacDonald, Dartmouth; Patricia (Paul) Coutts, Jarvis, Ontario and Janet (Ron) Barker, Dartmouth; two sisters, Catherine Larzleer, Arizona and Edith Budgell, Sudbury, Ontario; his brother, Richard (Eleanor), Chester; eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Joyce Winchester. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation, by request. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Reverend Cathy Pharo officiating. Burial will take place in the Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings County. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to the Annapolis Valley Victorian Order of Nurses, the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.