Dolores STOUDT

Dolores Catherine Stoudt

January 14, 1922-March 6, 2013

Born Jan.14/1922, passed away peacefully in Campbell River March 6, 2013 at the age of 91. Predeceased by husband Bill (2002), sons Kevin (2010), and Terry (1968), 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

Survived by son, Murray (Frances), 3 grandchildren, Ryan (Dominique), Kyle, and Breanne (Mike), great grandchildren Teegan and Kingston. Brothers Benjamin Strueby (Henrietta), Eugene Strueby (Midge), and sister Isabell Braun (Art), and many nieces and nephews.

Dolores was the 3rd of 10 children born to Frank and Pauline (Bauml) Strueby who farmed in Moseley, Saskatchewan, near Humboldt. Dolores worked hard on the farm where she learned to play the guitar from her father and caught the eye of Bill Stoudt whom she married on Nov 10 1947. She had many fond memories of playing in a band at weddings, dances, parties etc., and enjoyed playing music throughout her stops in Ocean Falls and Prince George before settling in Campbell River in 1968. Sports also played a big part in her life, playing hockey and ball when younger, then turning to badminton, curling and finally golf, where she and her sister Isabell competed endlessly for supremacy.

Dolores was a 50 year member of the C.W.L. and, along with Bill, were there when the Knights of Columbus started the Christmas Hamper Fund and worked tirelessly preparing hampers for many years each Christmas. Dolores loved her grandchildren and has passed on a little piece of her to each of them. She had a great sense of humour right to the end, was rarely serious and spoke exactly as she thought. Dolores had few needs and wants, was happy with whatever she had and “always made the best of it.”

Heartfelt thanks to the staff of Yucalta Lodge-Homestead South that made her 10 years there most enjoyable.

Funeral service March 15th at 11:00am at St. Patrick’s Church with reception and interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, for those wishing, a donation may be made to the C.W.L., Knights of Columbus Christmas Hamper Fund, or Yucalta Lodge Auxilllary.

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