Clayton Alexander “Duffy” Ruddick

Clayton Alexander "Duffy" Ruddick

Ruddick, Clayton Alexander “Duffy” passed away peacefully December 20, 2018 in New Westminster at the age of 92. He is predeceased by his wife, Berniece, the love of his life. He will be lovingly remembered by Don (Denise), Lana (Christian), Harold (Sherry), Tracy (Mike), Martin (Carrol), Holly (Dean), 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Duffy was born in Kirkella, Manitoba, in 1926, and made the long trip to Kelowna with his family in a Model T in 1932. There he spent his school and young adult years including the time as part-owner of Duffy’s Fish & Chips.

Duffy and Berniece started their married life in Prince George where he worked as an electrician at Acme Electric. While raising their family, Duffy was active in the Boy Scouts of Canada. After 25 years in the north, they moved to Vancouver Island where he sold Snap-On tools until the early 1980s. While in Nanaimo, he and Berniece were active in the ACT and Coast to Coast RV club. They then moved to Surrey before finally settling in Chilliwack. Duffy and Berniece travelled extensively in their motorhome and were snowbirds for more than 15 years. Duffy loved his roses, tending them daily for Berniece to

enjoy. Duffy touched many lives with his calm, caring manner, unforgettable smile, quick wit and sense of humour. He will be remembered forever with pride and joy.

The family would like to thank the staff of Royal City Manor in New Westminster for their wonderful care and kindness during Duffy’s short time with them.

Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or Salvation Army.

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