The Odessa Record -


John G. Dudley, Ph.D.


Dr. Dudley passed away February 15, 2017, in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. He was born in Dayton, Wash. on April 23, 1936.

He graduated his secondary studies at Dayton High School and continued his studies at Washington State University, going on to complete his masters degree at Bowling Green, Ohio. He completed his doctorate in neurolinguistics at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, specializing in aphasia and dysphasia. He taught at both McGill University and the University of Montreal until his retirement in 1993. He was a pioneer in the testing of special needs and a strong advocate in the support of children with special needs.

John and his wife Rita enjoyed their retirement in the rural village of Bonsecours, Quebec as gentlemen farmers and avid gardeners. Their land consisted of sugar maple and deciduous forests and fields filled with wildlife.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Rita M. (Ott) Dudley; his five children Dean David, Lynnae Marie, Cynthia Rita, Shanna Jeanne and Yvonne Rae; 13 grandchildren and two great grandsons. He is also survived by his two brothers and four sisters.

John's ashes will be interred at a later date in the Bohemian Cemetery near Odessa.


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