Friday April 20, 2018
11:00 AM
The funeral service will be held at Westminster United Church (101 6th Street SE) Friday, April 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Chelsea Masterman officiating.
In memory of
Delmond 'Dub' Rudyard Henderson
September 16, 1927 - April 12, 2018 - Age 90

Delmond (Dub) Rudyard Henderson 1927-2018

Delmond (Dub) Rudyard Henderson passed away peacefully in the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on April 12, 2018 at the age of 90 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Gwen, children Greg, Patti Mitchell (Doug), grandchildren Rory Henderson (Tammie), Jill Henderson (Tyler), Jeremy Mitchell (Krista), Heather Mitchell (Ben), Jansen Mitchell, Chelsea Mitchell (James), great grand children Ariana, Zachary, Michael, Levi and Silas; brothers, Albert (Donna), Bob (Patty) and Gerry (Theresa), sister-in-law Vi Henderson, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Rudyard and Florence, sisters Margaret and her husband Lyle Smith, Vernette and her husband Les Allison, brothers Ron, Ed, Larry and his wife Vera, sister-in-law Lynne Henderson, daughter-in-law Jeri Lynn Henderson. Dub was born in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan and grew up in Simmie and Port Reeve. After graduating high school, he attended Normal School for two months before beginning his teaching career in 1944, at the age of 17. His 43 year career in education took him to Fox Valley, Fort San, Gull Lake, Eatonia, Outlook, and Melfort. He furthered his education earning B.A., B.Ed. and M.Ed. degrees as he moved from teacher to principal to superintendent to regional director of education. Athletics played an important part in Dub’s life at school and in the community. He coached many teams and excelled at playing hockey and baseball. In recognition of his baseball achievements on the field and as a builder, he was inducted into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame. Serving his community was integral to Dub. He was an active member in the United Church, often a board member and taught Sunday School for twenty years. A Lifetime Member of the Lions Club, he contributed to many club projects. He served nine years on the Melfort city council before serving six years as mayor. He was awarded a Lifetime Membership for serving on the Saskatchewan Urban Municipal Association board for fifteen years. Numerous other organizations benefited from his leadership skills. Dub was a man of integrity, he was kind and respectful, with a keen sense of responsibility for the common good. In turn, Dub was loved and respected by his family, friends, colleagues and students. A celebration of Dub’s life will be held at Westminster United Church (101 6 St SE) on April 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Chelsea Masterman officiating. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Westminster United Church Memorial Fund or the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lions Foundation of Canada. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: [email protected] subject heading: Dub Henderson.

Message from Darius and Roberta Hodgins April 16, 2018

Sincere sympathy Gwen and family.

Take Care
Darius and Roberta Hodgins
Message from Kim, Harvey, Talia, Robert and Piper April 16, 2018

Dearest Gwen, we are thinking of you and send our love and support at such a difficult time. We will all miss Dub very much!
We'll see you at Dub's service, but wanted you to know that you're in our thoughts right now.
Love and hugs,

Take Care
Kim, Harvey, Talia, Robert and Piper
Message from Vi, Steph, Jim & Connor April 16, 2018

Gwen & family, we are thinking of you at this time. Please accept our deepest sympathy, as Dub was a dear man and loved by all. Please know you are in our prayers.

Take Care
Vi, Steph, Jim & Connor
Message from Doug Terry April 16, 2018

It was with shock and sadness that I learned of Dub's passing tonight. It was announced at the Melfort city council meeting. My sincere condolences to Gwen and family. I have such fond memories of my time on council with Dub as the mayor as he was so dedicated, fun and enjoyable to work with and to socialize with both he and Gwen. His picture hangs in Melfort city hall and I will smile each time I see it with the memories it invokes. He was a true gentleman and scholar. Melfort will remember him. My heart aches for your loss.

Take Care
Doug Terry
Message from Anna Marie and Jim Hancock April 17, 2018

Dear Gwen,
Jim and I were so very sorry to hear of Dub’s passing. Dub was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed by so many people. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Love, Anna Marie and Jim

Take Care
Anna Marie and Jim Hancock
Message from City of Melfort Council, Administration and Citizens April 17, 2018

Council, Administration and the citizens of the City of Melfort offer our sincere condolences to Gwen and family on the passing of Dub. Dub was a passionate community volunteer and supporter, serving his community through education, sport, community events and local government. Dub was elected to Council in 1988 and served as Mayor from 1997 to 2003. He will be remembered for his gentle nature, his quick wit and his dedication to the City. He made a difference in Melfort and will be deeply missed. Our sympathies.

Take Care
City of Melfort Council, Administration and Citizens
Message from Herb & Terri Marshall April 17, 2018

Deepest Sympathy Gwen & Family

Take Care
Herb & Terri Marshall
Message from Dorothy (Beninger) Hope April 17, 2018

Dear Gwen,
Thinking of you with sympathy and friendship during this sorrowful time. I always enjoyed meeting with you and Dub at the food court.
Dorothy (Beninger) Hope

Take Care
Dorothy (Beninger) Hope
Message from Lesley Yonkman (Frier) April 17, 2018

So sad to hear of Dub's passing. I remember him fondly growing up in Melfort and enjoyed his weekly visits to Safeway pharmacy once I moved to the Hat to deliver the Melfort Journal to me for many years! Sending prayers to your family at this time.

Take Care
Lesley Yonkman (Frier)
Message from Irene Frier April 17, 2018

Sincere sympathy Gwen and family. I Remember Dub with fondness. May your
Memories bring you comfort for years to come.

Take Care
Irene Frier
Message from Dennis and Lois Spagrud April 18, 2018

Our condolences to you, Gwen, and your family on Dub's passing. Dub was a most sincere, helpful and thoughtful person, whether in the school, on the golf course or in the curling rink. May you cherish all the wonderful memories you have made over the years.

Take Care
Dennis and Lois Spagrud
Message from Rick and Linda Rumberger April 18, 2018

Gwen and family. We are sorry to hear about Dub. He was a wonderful man and one who I always liked to debate with. I know Dub and Dad will be meeting today!

Take Care
Rick and Linda Rumberger
Message from Emma Nelson-Yanke/Ray Yanke April 18, 2018

Our sincere condolences to Dub's family for your loss. He will be greatly missed by many. He was was a gentleman and friend to many. May he rest in peace.
Emma and Ray

Take Care
Emma Nelson-Yanke/Ray Yanke
Message from Linda McCulloch Whitney April 19, 2018

My prayers and condolences to the Henderson family at this time of loss. I have great memories of "Dub" as one of my favorite teachers and track and field coach as well. I have a particular school memory when in class he had to call a few of us girls by our last names because there were so many Lynns and Lindas.

Take Care
Linda McCulloch Whitney
Message from Brian and Cheryl Betterton April 24, 2018

Gwen, Greg, Patti and families - May wonderful memories bring you comfort at this time. Sincere sympathy to everyone.

Take Care
Brian and Cheryl Betterton
Message from Marie-Ann (Munt) MacIsaac April 25, 2018

Sincere sympathy, Gwen and family in the passing og "Dub". May your memories of all the great times and all the laughs rnjoyed with "Dub" sustain you through this trying time.

Take Care
Marie-Ann (Munt) MacIsaac
Message from Ron Bower April 25, 2018

Our condolences to the family, I Rember Dub as one of my favorited teachers.

Take Care
Ron Bower
Message from Archie Bruce April 25, 2018

Gwen and family,
Proud to have known him...
The Bruce family

Take Care
Archie Bruce
Message from Linda Tatarian April 27, 2018

Sorry for your Patti and Doug.. and your entire family. Prayers for comfort to you all. Linda (Hanson) here.

Take Care
Linda Tatarian
Message from Joe & Wanda Ollivier April 27, 2018

Sending prayers and big hugs to you all! May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Joe & Wanda

Take Care
Joe & Wanda Ollivier
Message from Donna Burgart May 30, 2018

Gwen & family,
I returned home from holidays and read of Dub's passing in the MH News. I appreciated Dub's guidance and influence while I was the Manager at Grandview Village. His stories of his past experiences were always interesting to hear. I valued his dedication and work ethic and will continue to remember him with huge respect. I am so sorry for your loss of this fine man.

Take Care
Donna Burgart