DYKSTRA, ARNOLD MARTIN – Entered into the presence of his Heavenly Father at Welland County General Hospital on Wednesday January 20, 2016, Arnold Dykstra of Fenwick in his 63rd year. Loving husband to Ellen (nee Montgomery). Dear Father of Janie (Josh), Aaron (Michelle), Ashley (Louis), Brittney and Arnell. Dear Pake to 14. Arnold is survived by many brothers and sisters and their families. Predeceased by his son James. The family will receive friends at Bethany Christian Reformed Church in Fenwick on Monday January 25th from 6 – 9 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at the Church on Tuesday January 26th at 10:00 A.M. Interment at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Wainfleet to follow. In lieu of flowers donations to Smithville Christian High School would be appreciated by the family.


  • We would like to extend our condolences to you all for your loss. We are sending you our prayers to heal your sorrow and ease your pain. A father, grandfather, son and a husband is your guardian angel to watch over his loved ones in the arms of God.

  • May the love and care of those around you provide both comfort and peace now and the days and moments ahead. Our most sincerest condolences, Tony & Stacey Karaban.

  • Praying for peace and comfort in God’s arms for all Arnie’s family.
    Ellen – Ed and I have such a soft spot in our hearts for you, Arnie, Brittney and Arnell. Catching up with you guys at the cottage has always been one of the highlights of our summers since you moved to Fenwick. And Ed will miss the annual ritual of him and Arnie taking the girls out for an afternoon ride on the motorbikes. We are so going to miss Arnie’s smile, booming laugh and one-of-a-kind personality. Hugs, Ed and Audrey

  • We are deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have experienced. We pray that your happy memories of Arnold will ease you through this difficult time. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers.

  • My sincere condolences to all of Arnold’s family….he was such a good friend to myself and my family….hard hard working man is the best description of Arnie.. Too soon to loose him for sure. May your memories of Arnold (and I know there are many) get you through this difficult time. RIP buddy!

  • To Ellen, Arnell, Brittney and to the rest of Arnie’s Family
    A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Arnie ,you will not be forgotten, lots of fond memories of our times together . Our sincerest condolences
    “Hugs” Albert and Claire

  • I know that words are inadequate at a time like this, but I wanted you to know how very sorry I am for you, Brittney, Arnell & your family’s loss in your lives. It is times like this that our faith is put to the test. I know that you will give thanks for the wonderful life Arnold lived with all of you by his side. I hope you find comfort in all the wonderful support of family & friends, being there for you & each other. You will always have the memory of Arnold to hold close in your hearts and he will continue watching over you & your family as a Guardian Angel. Please extend my sympathy to your family. You are all in my thoughts & prayers.

    In Deepest Sympathy,
    Deborah K. Grose

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Ellen and all the family. May our Heavenly Father give you His peace and comfort as He has now given to Arnold.

  • Dear Ellen and family.

    My deepest thoughts are with you at this time.

    Hugs and prayers for all of you.


  • Ellen & girls,
    So sorry to hear of Arnie’s passing. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Arnie was full of life and will be sadly missed. Treasure the memories. Hugs to you all.

  • Ellen – I cannot tell you how sorry we are to hear about Arnold. Our hearts go out to you and the girls. Thank God you have each other to love and support. If ever you need us, we are here. Take care and know that we are thinking about you and the girls, and we will pray that your love and strength for each other will help you all through this very difficult time in your lives

  • Your CondolenceWe were so sorry to hear of Arnold’s passing. Don worked for Arnold many years ago. May you and your family feel God’s loving arms around you as you go through the next difficult days.

  • Your Condolence
    Ellen, Brit and Arnell… You know I am hugging you very tightly in my arms and sharing in your grief, Stay strong, know that we love you and will keep you in our prayers. He is with James now and will watch over you all. xx

  • Our sympathy to you and your family. May you find peace in the comfort of the wonderful memories you have .
    Janice and Don McGowan

  • My heart is saddened for all the family and friends of Arnold, a good guy who will be truly missed. Wainfleet has lost one of its’ icons but he will never be forgotten.

  • Dear Ellen, Arnell, Brittney and family, you are in our thoughts during this difficult time. We extend our deepest condolences to you and to your family. Hugs to you all. x

  • So sorry to hear of the loss of Arnold. You left many memories behind especially while visiting and working on our farm. We often reminisce to this day. Hope you find our Dad up there and you guys can talk about the good old times.You are all remembered in our prayers.

  • So sad to hear of Arnold’s passing. I have not seen you a lot lately. Last time was in October and you gave me some good advice. Now that you have passed on your advice means so much more to me. See you on the other side Arnold. Guess God wanted you more than we did. May god strengthen your family in the days ahead.

  • Your Condolence
    Ellen, I am so sorry for the loss of Arnold that you and your girls are suffering.
    He was such a kind hearted man and loved you all very much.
    He always made us laugh at Veri Trucking and we looked forward to your visits with your girls.
    We will always remember his laughter, kindness, cowboy boots ands swagger!
    Please know that I am thinking of you and the girls at the this very sad time.
    He will always be with you, carry him throughout these dark days until you meet again.
    Very sad and heartbreaking for you and your girls.
    Please take good care!

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