June 15, 1953 to August 25, 2013
Colleen Pudsey, age 60 of Prince Rupert BC passed away peacefully at home on August 25th after her courageous battle with Ovarian Cancer.
Colleen was born June 15, 1953 to the late
Eugene and Grace Miles. She moved to Prince Rupert in 1984 and married Charles Pudsey in 1985. While studying for her teaching degree Colleen was a devoted mother who spent many hours watching her daughters play basketball. She was also involved in the Prince Rupert Skating Club for many years while her youngest daughter Brittany competed.
Colleen taught in the Prince Rupert School District for over 20 years. She was well known for her passion and dedication to all learners.
Colleen taught at several of our elementary schools, Westview, Roosevelt,
Lax Kxeen, before joining the Prince Rupert Middle School. She was
recognized for her inspirational teaching, enthusiasm and energy, leaving a positive impression on her students. Colleen volunteered for organizing school events, coaching sports in every season, and putting on memorable school plays. She earned recognition for her academic work with Simon
Fraser University and her Masters of Education research in LUCID. She taught for UNBC and published her research nationally. Colleen was well respected for her union work, co-chairing the Professional Development Committee for several years and both organizing and presenting at numerous
conferences. Her commitment, mentoship, and energy will be greatly missed by her colleagues, but her vision will live on.
She is survived by her husband Charles Pudsey; daughters Tamara, Kristy, Kerry, Brittany, Cheryl and Chrystal; her three Brothers, David, Ken and Rick Miles, and also her six grandchildren.
Colleen was a dedicated Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Teacher Coach and Friend. She will be sadly missed.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make donations to Ovarian Cancer
Research in Colleen’s name.