Dudley Dendle Godfrey
1909 - 2002
Dudley Godfrey was born in London, England on June 21, 1909, and trained as a Civil Engineer. He and his wife Gertrude Monica emigrated from Argentina to British Columbia in 1947 where he joined the provincial Department of Highways holding various positions: district engineer, Revelstoke (1947-50), divisonal engineer, Prince George (1950-56), regional engineer, North Vancouver (1956-62) and chief engineers, Victoria (1962-72). In 1972 he returned to his previous position in North vancouver to ease into retirement which he reached in 1974. he was an active member of the Engineering profession and contributed several years of service to the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC Council from 1963 to 1969, and led the Association as its President in 1968. He was active with the Vancouver Natural History Society and the Vancouver Opera Society and the Bach Choir.
Dudley and Monica Godfrey attended the ACC O'Hara Meadows summer camp in 1951 where he attained active membership when he climbed Odaray Peak. Other camps that he attended, many with his wife are: Mount Assiniboine camp in 1952, Hooker Glacier camp in 1953, Goodsirs camp in 1954, Mount Robson camp in 1955, Moat Lake, Tonquin Valley camp in 1957, Bugaboo Creek camp in 1959, Fryatt Creek camp in 1960, Goodsirs camp in 1961 and the Maligne Lake camp in 1962 with Dorothy and Bill Lash, Ethne Gibson and Ted Goodall. During his time in Victoria, Godfrey was the Chairman of the Vancouver Island section of the Alpine Club of Canada from 1966 to 1967, and in the 1990's he donated many books and Canadian Alpine Journals plus ice axes to the Vancouver Section archives.
Dudley Godfrey passed away in Burnaby on September 30, 2002, at the age of ninety-three and is survived by his wife, children Penelope, Colin and John, and five grandchildren.
Obituary. The Vancouver Sun. [Vancouver, B.C.] (October 19, 2002).