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Max Stephen Dudar

April 28, 1961 ~ October 15, 2021 (age 60)


It is with heavy hearts the family announces the sudden passing of Max Dudar on October 15, 2021 at the age of 60.

Max was born to Helen & Harold Dudar on April 28, 1961 in Dauphin, MB.  He was one of twelve children, 5 brothers, Harvey, Gary, Ken, Ivan, Rodney and 6 sisters, Barb, Debbie, Susie, Bev, Val & Cindy.

Max had met the love of his life Elaine Rudkavich and together they had started their life together in 1985.  Max took on the role to become a stepdad to Crystal at the age of 2, and Clinton at the age of 3 months.  He treated these kids with respect and loved them very much like his own.

In 1989, it was a busy year for Max as he decided he wanted to take on a new adventure and purchase his first Mack Semi to start his business.  The business was a good investment for him, he enjoyed every minute of it, especially meeting new people all the time.  That year Max decided it was time to add a new bundle of joy to their life with his first born son Cody.  He was so happy to have his "sonny boy" in his arms, and couldn't wait to show him off to everybody.  Max loved kids so much that in 1993, the family expanded with his first daughter Candace, and a year later in 1994 his last daughter Caitlyn was born.  He was on top of the world having 2 little dollies to love everyday.  He was so proud of all his children.

Max kept busy as the business continued to grow, as he purchased more and more equipment, he brought home a bigger and bigger smile.  Max enjoyed working along side with his dad and his brothers in the company his dad formed called Dudar's Forest Products.  He was very close to his father and admired him with all his heart.  Family meant everything to Max, he was always there to stand up for his family.

In 2006, he was no longer just called dad, but got the special name being called Gido.  He loved hearing that word from all of his 16 grandchildren.  When the grandkids would hear Gido's truck pull in the driveway they would all go running and yelling "Gido, Gido, Gido", and give him hugs and kisses as soon as the door opened.

Max had a passion for family get-togethers, camping, quadding, mushroom picking, hunting and of course yard sales / auction sales.  It didn't matter if he needed it or not, he would say, " it was a good deal, you never know when you might need that".  He was the kind of person who had a hard time telling anybody "no".  He would try his best to please everybody even if it included dropping his stuff to help others out.  Max was a generous, kind, good hearted, hard worker who will be sadly missed by everyone very much.

Max is predeceased by his parents Helen & Harold Dudar.  Surviving is his wife Elaine Rudkavich; children Crystal Rudkavich (Patrick), Clinton Rudkavich (Ashlyn), Cody Dudar (Jennifer), Candace Dudar (Jacob), Caitlyn Dudar (Kyle); grandchildren Karly, Kenzy, Kaber, Daniel, Tylee, Harper, River, Ryder, Vance, Halo, Branston, Braylee, Jaxton, Drayden, Declan & Chasetyn; siblinbgs Harvey Dudar (Darlene), Gary Dudar ( Lorraine), Ken Dudar (Lynn), Ivan Dudar (Christine), Rodney Dudar (Eddie), Barb Dudar-Maksymetz, Debbie Kuba (Elmer), Susie Dudar, Bev Katchur (Paul), Val Dudar (Kelvin), Cindy Parsons (Scott).

Prayer services took place on Thursday, October 28th, 2021

A Funeral Service was held on Friday, October 29, 2021 at 10:30 am from Sneath-Strilchuk's Family Care Centre with Rev. Fr. Ivan Hnativ & Very Rev. Fr. Oleg Bodnarski officiating.  

Interment followed at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Cemetery in Ethelbert.


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Funeral Service
October 29, 2021

10:30 AM
Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services
Riverside Road
Dauphin, MB R7N 2V3

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