John Dudas Tribute Fund
JOHN DUDAS, beloved husband of Olga Dudas, passed away suddenly at home on Friday, September 21, 2018 at the age of 66 years.
Besides his loving wife of 43 years, Olga, John is survived by his daughter Kristy Lauzon (Jeremy) and his grandchildren Owen & Sydney, who were the light of his world. He is also remembered by his sister Elizabeth (John) Unger; brothers Steve Sr. (Ellie), Sandor Sr. (Irene) and Bill (Brenda) Dudas, all of Lethbridge and Zoltan (Malvin) of Nyirkarasz, Hungary, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
John was predeceased by his son, Michael Dudas, parents George and Elizabeth Dudas, sisters Martha Allen and Margaret Fekete (Nyirkarasz, Hungary), brother Illes Dudas (Nyirkarasz, Hungary) and many other in-laws.
John started his trades career working for Derochie Painting in 1980 and valued the many friendships he made with colleagues and clients over the years. He took great pride in his workmanship and remained loyal to this company until the day he passed away.
John played soccer for the Labor Club Royals where his long journey of being a player turned to Coach and one of the greatest mentors for many. He built a coaching legacy with the Men's Soccer League where he volunteered countless hours coaching both of his children in the Chargers and Cosmos Soccer Clubs for many years. John also helped coach the LCC men's team and was involved with the Lethbridge Broomball Association.
In his free time, John loved taking long road trips with Olga and travelling on day trips to watch his grandkid's soccer games. Ever the mentor, he was always available to help Kristy in her own coaching roles.
John enjoyed classic cars and was so proud to cruise around in his recently restored '73 Dodge Challenger.
John was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer six years ago and was a warrior in his battle, earning the nickname, "Bionic Man". We are grateful to Drs. Brigden, Shukkoor and C. Walsh along with the nurses at the Jack Ady Cancer Centre and his doctors in Calgary for their compassionate and skilled care in prolonging our precious time with him.
John will be remembered by his family and friends for his quick wit, sarcastic humour and the strength and courage he demonstrated to the end of his journey. He will be deeply missed.
A Prayer Service will be held at ST. BASIL'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604-13th Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. with Sharon Hagel officiating.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL'S CATHOLIC CHURCH on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.
Following the Mass, John will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.
Reception to follow the Interment in the St. Basil's Catholic Church Hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, c/o Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 - 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5.
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