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ALLAN ALEXANDER DUDGEON (published on February 17, 2010)



ALLAN ALEXANDER DUDGEON 1928 - 2010 Suddenly and unexpectedly on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at Boundary Trails Health Centre, Allan Dudgeon aged 81 years of Morden, MB went to his eternal rest. He leaves to mourn his passing his beloved wife of 56 years, Marion Dudgeon of Morden; one son, Rob and Cathy Dudgeon of Morden (daughter, Jackie); four daughters, Lois Dudgeon of Morden, Linda Catteeuw of Winnipeg (sons, Allan, Paul, Reid), Lori Draper and Rod Detrow of Atlanta, GA (her sons, Ian, Andrew, Eric), Jennifer Dudgeon and Don Hrap of Houston, TX (daughters, Judy, Kate, Vicki); his sister, Eileen (Jack) Laing; his brother, Dale and Phyllis Dudgeon as well as two sisters-in-law, Velma (Ole) and Lorraine (Art). He was predeceased by his daughter, Judy Hoes (1992); son-in-law, Dave Dutton (2003); two brothers, Ole and Art and brother-in-law, Jack Laing. Dad was born to Alex and Celia Dudgeon on the Pearce homestead where he, along with his sister and brothers enjoyed a wholesome, happy farm life. He married Marion Bollenbach on May 23, 1953 and together they raised their son and five daughters on their Shadeland district farm until moving to their present home in Morden in 1973. Dad graduated from Morden Collegiate where he was selected to be valedictorian. His early work days took him to Texada Island where he worked at a logging camp. While there, he joined the Elks Lodge in 1952. He was a Charter member of the Morden Elks Lodge where he remained a dedicated and active member. He received the Elk of the Year Award in 1982. Dad farmed in the Shadeland area, was later joined by his son Rob and retired from farming in 1994. Along with farming, Dad worked for Canada Life for 30 years and retired in 2000. Dad had many interests including antique collecting, fishing, hunting, curling, playing first base on the Shadeland fastball team, playing pool and cards and dancing. He also loved to sing. Some of his special memories were winning a Gold medal for Bridge in the MSOS 55 Plus Games, fishing trips up the Winnipeg River and helping reel in Mom's Master Angler. Following his daughter Judy's death in 1992, he coordinated the residential Cancer Campaign in Morden for nine years. Dad was always very dedicated to his family, church and community. He was known for his calm, quiet ways and was a consistent strength to family and friends. He wouldn't be a Dudgeon if he didn't have just a bit of a stubborn streak in him as well. Unfortunately, Alzheimers stole some of these qualities in his last years. A celebration of Allan's life will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul's United Church, 353 Thornhill St. in Morden. Ash interment will follow at Chapel Cemetery. The family would like to thank the emergency and hospital staff that attended to Dad and for their compassionate care on February 13. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Allan's memory to either the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B7 or to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Box 119, Winkler, MB R6W 4A4. Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden In care of arrangements, 822-4755 www.wiebefuneralhomes.com


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