We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services - Dauphin
It is with heavy heart we the family announce: William (Bill) Steve Dudar age 91 of Dauphin, MB passed peacefully in his sleep on August 7, 2022 after his short but courageous battle with cancer at the Dauphin General Hospital with his children by his side.
Born on January 15, 1931 in Wroxton, SK. He was the third child born to Mike and Pauline Dudar and was raised and attained his education in Sifton, MB.
Bill left home in 1947 by train and moved to Marathon Ontario. Making his way to Port Author, ON. to work in the pulp and paper mill for the summer months and cutting pulp wood during the winter months with saw and horses. Having opportunity and adventure in him, Bill moved to Golden BC for logging. He then moved back east to Quebec and Ontario to experience underground mining. On July 19, 1960 he married Nadia Pawlitsky. They had four children: Grant, Terry and Lori who all moved to Chicago in 1965 except for their youngest child Gordon being born in the United States. It was here were he landed a career at Pioneer Screw and Nut in Elk Grove Village, Il; a fastener company, as a machinist and promoted to company supervisor that he held till he retired in1979 and moved the family back to Dauphin MB.
Raising a family of hockey lovers and having three boys who played, many years were spent at the local ice rink by the family for practices, games and tournaments. He was always excited and proud to watch his boys on the ice and cheer at the games.
Bill enjoyed hunting in the Duck Mountains and fishing in Northern Manitoba with his sweetheart and best friend Martha. Together they also enjoyed to cook, garden, can pickles, make sausage, picking berries and mushrooms. Together always making sure there was plenty of wild meat and fresh fish in the freezer with a variety of fresh canned goods from their garden. He enjoyed coffee clutching with his friends, exchanging stories of local gossip always with a story to tell. Bills most treasured times were spent with his kids and grandkids.
Bill is survived by: his life partner Martha Matkowski his children: Grant of Carpentersville, Il, Terry of Yorkton SK, Lori (Casey) Fernandez of Carpentersville, Il, Gordon (Shelly) of Dauphin, MB. His grandchildren: Kayla Bollman of Carpentersville, Il, Dominic and Danica Dudar of Dauphin, MB, Sister Marie Colton of Salt Lake City, Utah and Sister-in-law Beverly Dudar of Calgary, AB, His Step-grand-daughter Angilique (Dan) Uriostegui of Round Lake Beach, IL. and Step-great grandchildren: David, Veronica, Olivia, Felix and Jasmine Lyn Uriostegui of Round Lake Beach, Il, Jenna Bochette of Poplar Grove, Il. and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bill is predeceased by: his father and mother Michael and Pauline Dudar, Brother John, Sister Anne (Ron) Chorneyko, Brother Peter, Brother-in-law Don Colton, Daughter-in-law Terri Dudar and Step-grandson Jason Bochette.
A small memorial service to celebrate Bills life will be held on September 24, 2022 at 1pm at the Riverside Cemetery in Dauphin, MB with his family and close friends. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Dauphin Active Living Centre( formerly known as the Senior’s Centre) in Bills name.
Dauphin Active Living Centre Inc.
55 – 1st Avenue S.E., Dauphin MB R7N 2A2