With heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of David John Mudry aged 61 of Regina, SK on Tuesday March 14, 2023.
He was predeceased by his parents Frank and Mary Mudry, brother Tom Mudry, uncle and close friend John Stronski (Gloria). Dave will be lovingly remembered by his three children Jake, Tyler, and Matt Mudry; sister Marilyn (Stan) Laustch; beloved friend Laurie Auckland and her children Sarah, Kylee, Gray and family; cousin Maureen Mudry; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and special colleagues.
Dave grew up in Swift Current, SK and later attended the University of Saskatchewan where he completed his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree. Throughout his 40 year career, he lived and worked in Swift Current, Calgary, Moose Jaw, and Regina. Along the way he made many connections and had a way of making his colleagues feel more like friends.
It was during his time in Calgary that Dave fell in love with the beauty and peacefulness of the mountains and the Bow River valley, which later became an inspiration for his artwork. He was a creative soul and true artist who tried his hand in many things including photography, drawing and painting. His medium of choice was water-colour and his favourite subjects were landscapes and all things nature. He used his artistic talents to put his feelings and thoughts to paper. Dave’s photographs and paintings will be lasting legacies for family and friends to remember him by.
He enjoyed sunsets, calm days and hockey games. He was one of few WHL fans to have both a Moose Jaw Warriors and Regina Pats jersey hanging in his closet. Dave had a passion for music and attended many concerts over the years; he especially enjoyed hard-rock music. He loved cooking as much as he loved eating and spent many hours in the kitchen or watching the food network. One never left a meal shared with Dave without a full belly and full heart.
Anyone who knew him would agree Dave loved to make people laugh. He had a dark sense of humour and would always be the first to laugh at his own jokes. He was a kind, generous, compassionate, non-judgemental soul and was always available as an ear to listen. All he ever wanted in return was a big hug. Truly, Dave was a remarkable man who will be deeply missed.
As an expression of sympathy, take a moment to spread kindness and joy. Whether its taking a loved one out for a meal, paying for a stranger’s coffee, or spending quality time with people who fill up your cup. Life is fleeting; celebrate each day as the gift that it is and remember to tell your people that you love them. Oy!
Honouring his wishes, a small memorial celebration will be held and announced at a later date.