Cake makes Danny Dyke’s 90th birthday complete. (Photo submitted)

Cake makes Danny Dyke’s 90th birthday complete. (Photo submitted)

Famous Crofton family member celebrates his 90th birthday

Plenty of kin around as Danny Dyke becomes a nonagenarian

One of Crofton’s pioneer families gathered Thursday, July 29 to celebrate a landmark birthday.

Longtime resident Danny Dyke marked his 90th birthday in style, with hordes of family members by his side. It was a rather large crowd and not all of them were even there.

“It carried on for like three days,” joked daughter Laurie Pauls of the festivities.

Dyke and wife Pam were featured in a Courier story for Valentine’s Day in 2018 back when he was only 87.

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They were married on Dec. 27, 1952 and will reach another landmark with their 70th anniversary just after Christmas next year.

Their key to a long and happy relationship is simple: always have lots to do which is inevitable with such a large family of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, but also to keep things light.

“I know we keep very busy,” said Pam at the time of the previous article.

“We’ve always got along, we like the same things,” offered Danny.

“We’ve never had a problem – touch wood – kind of late now,” he joked.

Danny bought his first logging truck at the age 18 and operated Danny Dyke Logging until he retired in 1995.

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Danny Dyke with wife Pam on the big day. (Photo submitted)

Danny Dyke with wife Pam on the big day. (Photo submitted)

Danny Dyke on his 90th birthday with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. It’s a big group and 11 more couldn’t attend so it could have been a lot larger. (Photo submitted)

Danny Dyke on his 90th birthday with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. It’s a big group and 11 more couldn’t attend so it could have been a lot larger. (Photo submitted)