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Blunden, Gertrude (Trudy)

Gertrude (Trudy) Blunden, beloved wife of the late William Blunden, passed away at Extendicare in Fort Macleod on Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, at the age of 88 years.
Trudy is survived by her sons Bob (friend Isabelle) Blunden of Nanoose Bay, B.C. and Tom (Jan) Blunden of Red Deer; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; her sister Leah (Jake) Segboer; and by numerous nieces and nephews from B.C. to Manitoba.
Trudy was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, William; her son Don; two brothers Dave and Charlie Burbidge; and by one sister Marion Hynne. Trudy was born March 17, 1920 to proud parents Adam and Florence Burbidge. Trudy was the oldest girl of the family and attended Ardenville and Allenfields schools and she then went to Olds College. Trudy married William (Bill) Blunden in 1943. In 1944 Bob was born, then Don in 1946 and Tom in 1956.
Trudy started driving for the school district in 1950, when Bob started school and she drove for 23 years. After that, she worked part time at Pioneer Lodge for several years.
Trudy did lots of volunteering at Extendicare and with the United Church Ladies Auxiliary.
Trudy was a people person and loved helping anyone and everyone anyway she could. She never complained when illness set in and said, okay, it’s just old age. Family was everything to her, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Trinity United Church on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Eras Van Zyl officiating.

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