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Born: Jul 18, 1954

Date of Passing: Jun 08, 2022

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On the morning of June 8th, 2022, after a short battle with cancer, surrounded by family our Kenny left this world to join another.
Ken was born on July 18, 1954, in St. Boniface Hospital to Stan and Frances Dudeck. Raised in a Polish Catholic family in the north end of Winnipeg before the family moved to Foxgrove, East St. Paul.
Growing up Ken attended H.C. Avery elementary, Jefferson Jr. High, Robert Andrews Jr. High and River East Collegiate.
After working for 6 previous summers in his teens, in June of 1976, Ken began full time employment at Paramount Windows Inc., the family business started by his father Stan. He worked in almost every capacity of the company, from shipping, window assembly, service manager, sales and then ending as the Sales Manager. The partnership with his brother and cousins began. He gave his life, his blood, sweat and tears to his company and lived and died by every joy and hardship the company faced. He was "Paramount".
Ken was an avid supporter of Winnipeg sports teams. He had season tickets for the Jets and Bombers and continued his allegiance from his youth by following the Chicago Black Hawks.
After his sister Susan received a piano from their father, the passion of music has never stopped running through Ken's blood. After 5 years of piano lessons and then the accordion for 5 more, the foundation was set for a life surrounded by music. Crystal Image was his first band, followed by The Celebration Band which he led for 33 years. He had many friends with his music and continued long-term friendships with Kenny, Ron, Brian, and his late best friend Paul.
At a social for co-friends in May 1975, Ken met the love of his life and wife to be, Hedy Lobchuk and was later married on August 23, 1980, at St. John Cantius' Church. A lifelong partnership had begun, and Ken gave his whole life to both families.
On October 16 Jason Kenneth was born and the family continued to grow with Matthew on April 1984, Jessica May 1986 and the final sweetheart Michelle April 1989. The joy of raising four children is incomprehensible if you have never experienced it. Ken attended and supported all children with sports and music. With many family vacations Ken lived for his children and loved every moment of raising the Dudeck Clan beside his wife.
His children were his best friends and closest companions, and he loved every minute spent with them. Ken leaves to remember his wife Hedy of 42 years of marriage, his sons Jason (Nicole), Matthew (Theresa and grandsons Colin and Robbie), Jessica (Kyle) and Michelle.
Also left to cherish his memory are his mother Frances, brother Tim, and sisters Susan and Adele, and their families. As well as the Lobchuk family of Kazmir, Ann, Lucy, Barbara, Tony and Stanley and their families. Ken was predeceased by his father Stanley.

In Ken's words "As we all know, life is fleeting, here today, gone tomorrow. Oh well, what can you do. Such is life, and death."

We thank the nurses and attending staff on 6A south in St. Boniface Hospital and Dr. Allan Schaffer and nurses in the Emergency Department. We also express utmost gratitude to the emergency department, East St. Paul Fire Department, and the paramedics.
The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at Holy Redeemer Parish, 264 Donwood Dr. on Thursday June 16 at 11:00 a.m. with Rosary at 10:30 a.m. followed up by the burial in Holy Ghost Cemetery.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 11, 2022

Condolences & Memories (13 entries)

  • We just read about Ken passing - so sorry to hear about him - our condolences to the whole family from our family… - Posted by: Raynard and Judy Wahl and family (Friends ) on: Aug 21, 2022

  • Read of Ken’s passing on facebook today In total shock Beautiful obit Said it all I will say prayers for the Dudeck family - Posted by: Cindy NEAL and family (Friend) on: Jun 27, 2022

  • My late father (Kaoru Suzuki) as a contractor (Suzuki Bros) worked with Ken for many years as his trusted window supplier. Paramount Windows and Kade Windows we’re my preferred window supplier for my construction business. I benefitted from Ken's expertise and attention to detail. Of all the windows and doors I ordered over the years, Ken never made a mistake. Most importantly I could trust Ken. Recently I had a client who thought he should change all his windows. Ken came out and recommended the client keep all his existing windows as they were all in good condition. There are not too many people in this world with the integrity of Ken. I will miss Ken’s expertise and also Ken’s friendly and gentle demeanour. My sincerest condolences to all of Ken’s family. - Posted by: Ron Suzuki (Friend) on: Jun 19, 2022

  • We go way back to our times on Foxgrove Avenue. Paramount provided us with our first home windows. The Dudeck Family and the Butler Family were regulars at Holy Redeemer Parish. We watched our families grow. So sad to hear of Ken’s passing … his Mass was beautiful! A memory I will never forget is when I had an evening with the Grade Five students at Birds Hill School and asked if there was a pianist in the house. Sure enough Ken volunteered his talent and livened up all the parents. Nobody wanted to leave. Thank you, Ken. To all the Dudeck Family, we wish you comfort in your memories and may Ken’s presence surround you. God Bless - Posted by: Fred & Jan Butler (Friends) on: Jun 19, 2022

  • Still remember the October day when Ken and his family moved into their beautiful home next door. Rest In Peace. We will miss seeing Ken sitting on the bench watching his garden grow and riding his lawnmower. - Posted by: Patricia and Roy Dansen (Next door neighbour ) on: Jun 15, 2022

  • So very sad to hear about Ken’s passing. It came as a complete shock to me. A very soft spoken and humble person. Our friendship goes back to the Spring of 1986 when we first met him buying windows from Paramount. His company was my go to place for my company’s basement window needs of special units. He was a complete professional at his business. Always took time to chat even if it was for just a few minutes. When Paramount closed, I continued doing business with Ken’s new business venture occasionally providing him with work and leads for new customers. I will be missing you my dear friend. May you Rest In Peace. My condolences to his family. Your old friend Leon - Posted by: Leon Labelle (Very long time friend) on: Jun 14, 2022

  • My sincere condolences to the whole Dudeck Family! I truly enjoyed working with Ken for 13 years at Paramount, where I witnessed his passion for selling! I will be forever grateful for the friendship we shared. RIP Ken! Dianne Candaele - Posted by: Dianne Candaele (Paramount Windows Employee) on: Jun 11, 2022

  • Our condolences to familes and friends. Very sad to hear the passing of Ken. Ken will be missed by many. Ken was a friend that was a shining light of positivity on every greeting. My condolences to family and friends. Dan Lester and the Lester Families. - Posted by: Dan Lester & family (Friends of the families.) on: Jun 11, 2022

  • I worked with Ken at Paramount and we had a good friendship..... over the years we ran into each other and still had a good relationship.... I am so sorry that he passed... I feel sad for his family and friends.... Ken you are at home now and you will be forever missed......... God bless you and your family.....I miss you and one day we will meet again......Peace - Kenny......... - Posted by: nick hryhorash (friends) on: Jun 11, 2022

  • So sorry to hear of Ken's passing. My deepest condolences to Hedy, Jason, Matthew, Jessica & Michelle. Ken was always the first man I called whenever I had a "window" issue, knowing the problem would be rectified ASAP. Rest in Peace Ken. Heather Schaub-a loyal customer - Posted by: Heather Schaub (client) on: Jun 11, 2022

  • Hedy and Family, my deepest condolences, many memories of Ken always a kind smile and words, Mich - Posted by: Mich Ezako (Friend ) on: Jun 11, 2022

  • Rest in Peace my Friend. Your presence in the Community will be missed. - Posted by: Ferguson Family (Neighbor) on: Jun 11, 2022

  • Condolences to the Family of Ken... - Posted by: Alf/ Elizabeth CHORNEY (cousin) on: Jun 11, 2022

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