November 15, 1927 – May 15, 2015
Lena (Michalina) Dudzik was born in Wostok, Alberta. She was one of six children born to William and Irene Chipiuk. The family owned a large cattle and grain farm in St. Lina, Alberta and Lena spent her youth assisting with tending to the farm. As a young woman she moved to the west coast where she met her husband, Bruno and they were wed in 1954. 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. Lena was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed old country music, dancing, crocheting, baking and gardening. She was also a devoted member of the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church in Whalley, B.C. and a valued member of the women’s church auxiliary. Lena was a fabulous cook and hostess. A meal at the Dudzik home was full of laughter and awash in tasty homemade delicacies from Eastern Europe. As Baba, Lena was extremely proud of the many accomplishments of her five grandchildren: Trent (Stacey), Clark, Danika, Paige and Evan. Lena was predeceased by her husband Bruno and brothers John and Joe. She is survived by brothers Alec and Tom and sister Pearl Peniuk, sons Barry (Deirdre) and Frank (Lynda), grandchildren, extended family and friends. The Dudzik family would like to thank Dr. A. Chafe and the entire staff at Menno Home (every one of you is an angel on earth) in Abbotsford. Evening prayers for Lena will take place at the Avalon Surrey Funeral Home at 13288 108 Avenue Surrey (Whalley) on Thursday, May 21st at 7:00 p.m.. Mass for Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 23rd at the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church, 13753 108 Avenue Surrey – reception to follow. Interment will take place following the reception at Valley View Cemetery at 14644 72 Avenue. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations being made to the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C. Online condolences can be forwarded to the family through www.avalonsurrey.com.
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