DUDZIK, Bruno. Jan. 22, 1927 – Dec. 25, 2011. Bruno was born in Sokal, Poland (now Sokal, Ukraine). His father passed away when he was young and to assist his mother he sacrificed his education to perform heavy farm labour. This experience impacted him greatly and throughout his life he was a staunch advocate for education. After the German invasion of Poland in 1939 Bruno was sent to a farm to work as a labourer through to the end of the Second World War. He immigrated to Canada in 1948 and began employment soon after with the Canadian National Railway. Bruno was stationed for most of his work career at the Port Mann yard and he remained a dutiful employee for over thirty-eight years. He met his wife Lena in 1953 and they were wed the following year. Bruno and Lena welcomed two sons into the world, Barry and Frank. They were fiercely proud of their children and instilled in them a strong work ethic and a great sense of responsibility. Bruno was a fun loving man who enjoyed old country music and dancing. He was a devoted member of Our Lady of Good Council Catholic Church in Whalley, B.C. for forty years and a valued member of the Surrey chapter of the Knights of Columbus. He was highly regarded for his generous spirit, his extensive volunteer support to the church and the Knights, and his aggressive efforts to support building upgrades and new building initiatives for the church. Bruno was extremely proud of the many accomplishments of his five grandchildren: Trent, Clark, Danika, Paige and Evan. He is survived by his wife Lena, sons Barry (Deirdre) and Frank (Lynda), five grandchildren, and extended family. The Dudzik family would like to thank Dr. A. Chafe, the staff at Menno Home in Abbotsford and Abbotsford Hospital for their excellent care. Evening prayers for Bruno will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29th at the Avalon Surrey Funeral Home at 13288-108 Avenue in Surrey (Whalley). Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Good Council Catholic Church on 10460-140th Street in Surrey at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30th. Reception to follow in the Mary Help Centre. Interment at Valley View Cemetery, 14644-72 Ave. Surrey. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations being made to the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through

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