Feb 16, 1948 – Apr 9, 2018
We are saddened to say that Clyde lost his life at sea suddenly on April 9, 2018. He is the son of Bud and Pauline Dudoward and as his father he was a Hereditary Chief in the village of Lax Kw Alaams. Clyde made a career out of the fishing industry, taking part in the herring, sockeye and halibut fisheries. His last trip was as Skipper of an urchin packer.
He worked on tugboats and was owner of a few gillnetters during his life. He loved sports and was an avid basketball player. He was very passionate about snooker and spent many nights at the Legion with his buddies.
He left home when he could to take courses in Heavy Equipment Operators and Fishing Masters. In Clydes marriage to Lorraine Lawson he was blessed with 3 children: son Derek died in 2001, Brad (Carmen) live in Vancouver with son Brenden and daughter Heather (Myles) Reece had Caleb, Keegan and Brier.
He later married Joanne Lewis and created a loving blended family! They had daughters: Brianna & baby Violet, Kelsi, Hessie (Roger) and her children: Evelyn Theodore, Simon and Nina. Son Matthew & his son Magnus. Daughter Jackie Bryant and her two boys: James and Dalton.
Clyde was a very doting father and exceptional Papa! He was a rare individual with a house phone which he used constantly to connect with many, many family and friends. He had a heart of gold and was always concerned about the health and well-being of those in his life.
He is deeply missed by his wife, children, grandchildren and his siblings: Inez Uohn) Helin, Barb (Pat) Helin, Gil (Joy) Dudoward, Candi, Polly (Edward Tait) and Bryon. He was predeceased by his parents, sister Virginia, brother Eddy, son Derek and nephew Lil Ed. Clyde will always be remembered for his caring nature and beautiful soul.
We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to the paramedics for not giving up trying to save him and the rescue boats involved. Special thanks to Kyle Stewart for staying with him to comfort him as the rescue took place.€Thank you to everyone for honoring him by attending his memorial – we were so blessed to see a huge crowd. Thanks to all for the generous donations of food, flowers and financial donations. Clyde will be so terribly missed by us all!