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Born: Mar 23, 1940

Date of Passing: Aug 18, 2022

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Peacefully, with his family by his side, Stan passed away on August 18, 2022, at the Neepawa Health Centre at the age of 82.
Stan is lovingly remembered by daughters Beth (Ken Gamble) and Erin (Chris Dale), by grandsons Jackson, William, and Connor, by Ellen Snedden and extended family. Stan was predeceased by his parents Frank and Florence (Snow) Dudenhoffer and by his wife Mary Dudenhoffer (MacIver).
The only child of Frank and Florence, Stan was born March 23, 1940, in Neepawa MB. He attended Dumfries School and Neepawa Area High School. In his youth Stan was a member of the Harlboro 4H Club and the Number 9 Neepawa Air Cadets. He participated in high school track and field, football and curling.
In 1959, Stan started his career at Canada Packers in St. Boniface in the livestock department. He held many positions over the span of his 36 year career before retiring from the sales department in 1996. It was at Canada Packers that Stan met his wife Mary and many lifelong friends. After retiring, Stan worked part time at the Gimli Liquor Mart for 15 years.
Stan and Mary were married in March of 1976 and would soon welcome daughters Beth and Erin. In 1981, they purchased the cottage at Sandy Hook where many happy family memories were made. Stan was an excellent cook and gardener and took pleasure in sharing these talents.
Stan loved sports! He was a member of the Sandy Hook Golf Club and was also a retired past president and honourary life member of the Heather Curling Club. He especially enjoyed watching the Blue Bombers and never missed the chance to tease his grandsons about "his Leafs".
After Mary's passing in 2004, Stan met Ellen Snedden (Wadell) in 2009. They wintered together at Magic Valley in Weslaco Texas for nine years, surrounded by friends. In 2018, they settled in Neepawa.
The family would like to thank all the staff at the Neepawa Health Centre for their exceptional care and kindness.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, August 28 at 11:00 a.m., at Neil Bardal Funeral Home at 3030 Notre Dame Ave, Winnipeg. A private interment will follow at a later date at Riverside Cemetery in Neepawa. Flowers are gratefully declined, but if desired, a donation may be made to a charity of one's choice.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 20, 2022

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Stan, or we often called him "the skipper", was just one of those guys everyone liked. I knew Stan from curling with and against him at the Heather. Just to add to Rocky's earlier comment, Stam would often impart his curling wisdom by stating "it's a slippery game. It's played on ice!" Stan's not gone. He's just playing an extra end. - Posted by: KenMills (Friend) on: Aug 27, 2022

  • Stan was a fixture at the Heather Curling Club! A great and talented competitor but also a great guy to talk about the game in general. His volunteer time on the executive and in events hosted by the club were a great sign of his love for the game. Rest in Peace Stan! - Posted by: Ken Rowson (friend) on: Aug 26, 2022

  • My deepest sympathies, I am so very sorry for your loss, my heart is with you. Hang on to the best memories and your family, together eases the heartache a smidge. Lesley & Kevin McCombs - Posted by: Lesley McCombs (Friend) on: Aug 23, 2022

  • My deepest condolences the family and to a great friend and mentor. Stan taught me so much about being a Skip during the many years we played together at the Heather C.C. I’ll never forget him barking in my ear as I swept a key rock of his into the house. “BUCK AN INCH ROCK BUCK AN INCH” - Posted by: Rocky (Friend ) on: Aug 20, 2022

  • Deepest condolences to Beth and Erin on the loss of your Dad, a one of a kind Dad . We still talk about the great memories made at the lake all those summers ago . Hold the memories of him dear , he was a great man . Ellen , so sorry for your loss . Thoughts and prayers with you and the family. - Posted by: Robyn kaskow (Friend of family ) on: Aug 20, 2022

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