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Patrick Duddy

April 28, 1943 - July 19, 2013


Pat leaves to mourn his brothers Dan (Joan), Kevin (Sharon) and Mike (Lin); 8 nephews and nieces; and 5 great nephews and nieces He was predeceased by his parents Frank and Peg.  Pat spent most of his years in Boston Bar working for CN and Hampton Sawmills; having learned to drive truck at the age of 16 he went on to drive logging and highway  trucks for various employers.  In the early 70`s he formed Boston Bar Coach Lines; transporting work crews from North Bend to Roberts Bank and Kamloops until the late 80`s.  He ended his working days as a weekend watchman for J.S. Jones and driving trucks during the week.  Special thanks to Fraser Hope Lodge and their staff and Dr. Demian for the care given to Pat. No service by his request. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Life Enrichment Fund, c/o  Fraser Hope Lodge, 1275 – 7 Ave., Hope, V0X 1L4 or the charity of your choice.


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From: William Brown
Relation: Friend

To Dan, Kevin, Mike and families my deepest sympathies. Pat was a wonderful person with a big heart. I will always remember my Boston Bar days and fond memories spent in Pat’s company. He was a great friend. My thoughts are with you all.

From: Norm W. Bruce
Relation: Friend/CPR Railroader

I wish to pass on my CONDOLENCES to the Duddy Family re-Pat`s recent passing. I had the privilege of knowing Pat for many years as I was employed at a Locomotive Engineer for the CPR…and travelled many miles in the “DUDDY BUS”…(as we referred to it). Pat & his drivers were the BEST and it was always a pleasure to ride with them. It was a pleasure to have known him and to have been able to keep in touch with him over the years.

I always enjoyed his sense of humor and our phone calls at Christmas each year. I will miss him. …A special thank you to Kevin & Sharon for keeping me updated on Pat..much appreciated.

As one of the CPR Conductors now living in Thailand (Tom Stoke) said….Pat may not have worked on the Railroad…but he will always be considered part of our Railroad family.
He will be missed…Keep on TRUCKIN Pat….and thanks for the GREAT RIDE !!!

Sincerely; Norm W. Bruce. retired Locomotive Engineer, CPR/Vancouver, B.C.

From: Bernie Zacker
Relation: Met in Boston bar

To the family and friends of Pat I send my condolences, I only known Pat for about 8 years now off and on, he had always been a good friend to me as we’ll as my other Colleagues on the railroad, again I’m sorry for your loss

From: Dennis Cumpson
Relation: CP Rail employee

So long Pat, Thanks for the memories.You made the hours deadheading very entertaining.I always knew we were safe when you were at the wheel.You’ll be fondly remembered by those who had the pleasure of sharing stories with you in the smoked filled Suburban.Happy trails my friend.

From: Gordon Holt
Relation: aquaintance

my condolences to Kevin, Dan, and Mike and the family on the loss of your brother and family member. I remember when we went to school together and those were good years. My heart goes out to your family.

From: John Edward Vaughan
Relation: Work- CPR

Sad to hear Pat has left us, but, I’m counting on seeing him again when I go! Pat always asked how my Grandfather (John Kozak) was doing after he left North Bend right up until he died. I remember Pat as being a soft spoken and very compassionate man as well as a very professional driver transporting CPR crews. I’m sure he’ll be dearly missed by his relatives and friends, but never forgotten. Looking forward to seeing you again Pat, thanks so much for being so kind to us.
John Vaughan

From: Sandra Dormuth(Gray)
Relation: school

My condolences to all the families left behind, I will always remember Pat with great fondness.RIP my friend

From: Bill & Moira Middleton
Relation: friend from the TruckStop days

Our sympathetic wishes to all the family at this sad time. We remember Pat travelling with his Dad in the Harrington truck and then later when he drove on his own. He was one of the “good people” that helped this world along in a positive manner.

From: Cindy Cox
Relation: Fraser Canyon Hospital

My condolences to the Duddy family.
I worked as a Food Service Worker at Fraser Canyon Hospital.
I always looked forward to seeing Pat when I would be working in the Olsen neighborhood. He would wave at me every time I saw him at his table or his room, we must have waved to each other a dozen times a day and once or twice I may have forgot to give him a straw with his coffee but he certainly reminded me when I did forget. I will miss his smiles and waves and how he would always agree with me when I told him how handsome he looked.

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