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Dodge photoClayton Dodge

June 5, 1925 – April 27, 2017

Clayton was born in Miami and grew up on the family farm located 7 miles north of Darlingford, MB.  He attended Opawaka school but never completed his schooling because he was needed on the farm. He stayed there working along side with his Dad until 1956 when he married Gertrude Hohertz and they moved to Fox Lake, Illinois.  There he worked in the construction industry building interstate overpasses and houses.  He worked at Port Alberni, B.C. where he lived with his sister, Olga, and her family in the pulp saw mills before he was married.

In 1959 they moved back to Darlingford to take over the Dodge farm.  In January, 1960, their first daughter, Judy, was born followed by Connie in April, 1962.   In the late 1960’s Clayton and Gert invested in purebred Charolais cattle which kept them busy for the next 30 years.

Gert passed away in 2000.   In 2004 he moved to Manitou then to Miami in 2006 where he lived until July 2016 when he moved into the Pembina-Manitou Health Center. 

Clayton loved his cattle and enjoyed his yearly deer hunting trip.  He was very active with the Miami Fun and Fiddle Festival, Miami Agricultural Society and the Canadian Charolais Association.

Clayton leaves his cherished siblings:  Elona Fitzherbert (John) of High River, AB, Shirley Dodge of Belleville, ON, Ralph Dodge (Edna) of Lundar, MB, and Velma Orchard of Miami.; his two daughters, Judy Snitynsky (Henry) of Russell, MB, Connie Henuset (Greg) of Oak Bluff, MB; his granddaughter, Pamela Rathgeber (Blair) of Langenburg, SK,  grandson Taylor Dracass of Moose Jaw, SK, grandson Ryan Henuset of Oak Bluff, MB, granddaughter Karla Henuset of Oak Bluff, MB; great-grandsons Dillon and Jaxson Rathgeber, and great-grandaughter Luna Dracass.

Thank you to the friends and family for their visits and to the entire staff at the Pembina-Manitou Health Centre.  

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Miami Community Hall with Shirley McLaren officiating.  Interment will take place in the Miami Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Wildlife Federation, 350 Michael Cowpland Drive, Kanata, Ontario K2M 2W1, or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 6 Donald St. Suite 200, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6.

Comments  

#1 Paulette & Garry 2017-05-01 06:46
Dear Judy, Henry and families
so sad to hear of your dad/grandpa's passing.
Those we love don't go away
they walk beside us every day
unseen, unheard, but always near
still loved,still missed, and very dear.
Thinking of you all at this sad time,
Paulette, Garry & Dale Van Damme
#2 Sharon & Glenn Parker 2017-05-01 23:50
Dearest Family of our Uncle Clayton,
We share in the sadness of Clayton's passing. There is some relief in knowing that he is not suffering and is at peace.
We have many wholesome and happy memories of times Clayton spent with us.
When we were children he played with us, teased us and complimented us. As adults we cherish the times Clayton spent with us and we learned about our Dodge family history.
And lastly we have memories of the dance where he escorted us, his 3 nieces. We were all in our 60's. He danced all night, tired us all out and thrilled us with his fancy dance steps. And that was just 4 years ago.
What a life he has had! What a legacy he leaves! What loving memories we have to share!
The very best of our dear Uncle Clayton lives on in you.
#3 Barry and Nowell Kunzelman 2017-05-02 20:57
Condolences to the family of Clayton from Nowell and Barry Kunzelman (Nordquist) and Ray and Isabel Fraser. Glad that we were able to visit with Clayton while he was in Border Trails hospital. Barry and Ray have memories of deer hunting in the Brandon Hills.
#4 Jeff, Sandie and family 2017-05-04 23:24
Dear Connie, Judy and families,
We are sorry we could not be with you today however we do share the sadness. The times we spent together, the many hunting trips we spent together will never be forgotten.
The very best to all of you.
#5 Pam & Peter Unger 2017-05-10 22:06
Dear Judy and family,
We were saddened to hear of the passing of "Papa Clay" (as I remember Pamela & Taylor calling him!)Please know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time. With sympathy, "Big" Pam & Peter

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