Margarete Dick

Obituary of Margarete Dick

<h1>Margarete Dick</h1> Of Waterloo, passed away at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital in her 86th year. Margarete was predeceased by her husband, Adolf, who passed away in 2005. She will be deeply missed by her sons, Gerard (Laura), Arthur, and Alfred (Sandy), her three grandchildren, Kevin, Melanie and Christopher, as well as her many relatives in Germany. Born in Tiege, Ukraine, after the Russian Revolution, Margarete had many life experiences that, by God’s grace, we may never have to endure. From removal of family possessions by the Communists, to famine, forced relocation, traveling as a war refugee through Europe, and tending to her parents as they died in post-war Germany, she never stopped trusting in God. When she moved to Waterloo and married Adolf Dick, she utilized all her life skills and her faith in God to keep the family afloat. Baking rye bread and zwieback became a weekly tradition, and provided economical lunches to her husband and three sons. At first, gardening was a necessity to help feed her young family living on Columbia Street. Then as the years went by, it became her passion. At 85, she was still planting her potatoes, tomatoes and onions, talking to her plants, and weeding her extensive flower gardens. Fresh baked bread was her method of barter for snow shoveling after her husband passed away. Her neighbors would get up early to clear her driveway so they could claim the prize waiting in the milk box. Those that knew her were truly blessed. Friends are invited to share their memories of Margarete with her family during visitation at the Erb &amp; Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South in Waterloo on Sunday, July 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be held on Monday, July 9, 2007 at 2 p.m. at the W-K United Mennonite Church, 15 George Street in Waterloo. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Heart &amp; Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or the MCC International Relief Fund. Donations may be arranged by contacting the funeral home at 519-745-8445 or In living memory of Margarete, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.