Van Wyk, Gabriel Nicolaas Cornelis “Nick”

January 23, 1927 – November 5, 2020:

Nick passed away Nov 5, 2020 at age 93.

Nick was born in Schipluiden, Holland, January 23, 1927 the eldest of 13 children.  He is survived by his spouse of 24 years Dinah, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, his 3 sisters in Holland; Paula (Freek) Toos and Til, sisters-in-law Thea and Ingrid as well as many nieces and nephews.

Nick came to Canada in 1954. He worked in dairy, construction and the forestry industry.  In 1975 he moved to Malakwa where he drove logging truck and gardened. In 1996 he moved to Bundus Road, Sicamous where he resided until his passing.

Nick was a strong willed, kind and quiet man who worked hard all his life. His passion was gardening and he took great pride in growing huge onions and English cucumbers. He supplied vegetables to many people over the years.

A memorial will be held in the summer when family and friends can gather again.

Thanks for all the help and support from friends and neighbours

Thanks as well for the compassion and caring of the nurses at Shuswap Lake General Hospital and the caregivers from Interior Health Home Support

5 Comments

  1. Daar Dinah, Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Such a shame we live so far away in these days!!!
    Ome Graab had a good and long life. Stay strong and healthy. Love José

  2. Dear Dinah, our condolences to you. Ome Graab had a good and long life. Lot of strenght for the next days.
    Love José

  3. Hello Dinah our heartfelt sympathy is with you.

  4. Dinah, our condolances. We wish you a lot of strength in dealing with this loss. We are happy with our beautiful memories of uncle Graab during the many holidays you were in the Netherlands
    Loving regards, Kees en Nicolè and (grand)children

  5. Dinah – very sad to learn of Nick’s passing. My thoughts are with you. Peggy

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