In loving memory of Jeanne Dyke (Schiesser)
January 12,1939 – March 26, 2016
Family and friends were saddened by the sudden death of Jeanne Dyke on March 26th, 2016
Jeanne was born on a snowy night in Golden B.C. the fourth child to Christian and Fred Schiesser who lived in a small log house in Moberly B.C.
After attending her first 2 years at the Moberly School, she and others were bused to Golden to complete their education. After graduation, Jeannie moved to Burnaby where she attended secretarial college and soon after was hired as a stenographer at the city hall in Vernon.
Here, she met her future husband Hank and after spending 2 years in Vernon, they moved to Abbotsford where their first child Cornel was born. They later settled in Surrey where they had four more children, Joanne, Susanne, Brian and Kevin.
In October of 1965, Jeanne and Hank were devastated by the passing of their youngest daughter Joanne. Her illness prompted Jeanne to learn about natural health foods, herbs and alternative therapies.
The family moved to Salmon Arm in the spring of 1970 where their sixth child Marvin was born and a short time later relocated to Sicamous. In 1973 they moved to Quesnel where they operated a successful cleaning and restoring business. Once the children were grown and moved on, Jeannie and Hank sold their place in Quesnel and moved to Langley in 1992.
After retiring,she now took up her love of painting creating beautiful pieces that were displayed at local art shows and in the children’s homes.
Her life would be shaken once again when her beloved husband Hank after battle an illness for 17 years passed away in 2010. They had been married for 50 years.
Jeannie is survived by her children Cornel Susanne, Brian Kevin and Marvin and many grandchildren; her siblings Margaret (Ed) Gould of Kamloops, Bernhard (Terry) Schiesser, Fred Schiesser and Julia Cundliffe, all of Golden.
Jeannie truly was a heroine right to the very end. In her final act, she sacrificed herself as she always did for those she loved.
A memorial was held in the Jehovah Hall in Langley on April 9, 2016