Duda, Melvin Matt

May 10, 2019
Mel passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends on May 10, 2019. Mel was born in Dauphin, Manitoba to Matt and Adeline Duda. He was the second of three children (Ielean, Len). The family moved to Penticton to seek new opportunities in 1964. They lived with Uncle Art and Auntie Marie Clarkson while they built their home on Okanagan Avenue. They were a hard working family and Mel took that work ethic with him throughout his entire life. Mel is survived by his loving wife, Lynn, his children Jennifer (Jann), Karl (Amy), Cristine (Ryan) and by his grandchildren Sam, Lily, Everett, Adeline and Ruby. Also survived by his sister Ielean, brother Len (Irene), Uncle Art and Auntie Marie, extended family and friends. He will always be loved and we can’t imagine life without him. We would like to thank everyone for their love and support and thank all of the doctors and nurses involved in Mel’s care. We would like to especially thank his long time GP Dr Jamie Robertson as well as Dr Andrew Robertson and his team for their compassion and respect of Mel’s wishes. There will be a casual Celebration of Life at Kenyon Park in OK Falls on June 8, 2019 from 10 am to 1 pm. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and come celebrate Mel. In lieu of flowers, we ask you to please donate to the Penticton Hospital Foundation or your favorite charity in Me’s name. Mel lived by his motto, “I’d rather die living than live dying”.

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