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Bobbette-Joy Hudec

August 1, 1951 - July 9, 2021


In Loving Memory of Bobbette – Joy Hudec (Graham)

Bobbi was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on April 15, 2021, Bobbi put up a strong hard fight against the cancer but sadly passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family on July 9, 2021.

Bobbi was born in Winnipeg on August 1, 1951 to Jack and Amy Graham. Bobbi’s dad was in the Navy, they moved many times all over Canada. Bobbi was the second eldest of 6 children, and she enjoyed caring and nurturing her siblings.

At the age of 16 Bobbi met her first husband in Victoria and she gave birth to her daughter Vicki-Joy in Edmonton 1971.

Bobbi relocated to Nelson with her 2-year-old daughter so they could be closer to Bobbi’s family where she worked as a caregiver and created a new life for Vicki and herself.

One wild night out with her sisters at the Golden Drift, Bobbi met her soul mate Jim Hudec and they quickly fell in love.

Bobbi and Vicki brought a shining light to the Hudec family and Jim and Bobbi soon welcomed their first son Curtis in 1980. Jim and Bobbi then moved to Salmo, married and purchased the “Home of Her Dreams” where they welcomed their second son Robert born 1983. Their house was always filled with neighbourhood children, nieces, and nephews as Bobbi loved being surrounded by children’s laughter.

Her love for children led her to a 23-year career working at the Salmo Elementary School and was well respected for her dedication to the children as an education assistant.

Bobbi loved photography, shopping for heart felt gifts, camping, cross-country skiing, biking, kayaking and hiking the local trails with family and friends.

Throughout her lifetime Bobbi and her camera captured countless sweet memories with photos and slideshows that have touched so many lives.

Bobbi was predeceased by her father Jack Graham, sister Jackie Boogemans, nephew Steven Hodgins and her brother-in-laws Julien Boogemans and John Hudec.

She is dearly missed by her mother Amy, husband Jim, children Vicki (Jody), Curtis (Wynn), Robert (Casey) and her grandchildren Kyle, Colton, Joscelyn (Erik), Emerson and Linden, along with an amazing, loving extended family.

Bobbi was able to see the good in everyone and will always be remembered for her endless kindness, open heart and irreplaceable treasures that will keep her memory alive forever.

Bobbi was a loving soul to everyone around her and will be greatly missed by all.

At this time the Celebration of Bobbi’s life has not been decided. Donations in Bobbi’s memory can be made to Salmo Valley Trails Society. PO Box 1125, Salmo B.C, V0G – 1Z0.

The most beautiful things cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt in the heart.

We Love You to The Moon and Back.



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From: Val Roy
Relation: Friend

My deepest sympathies to Bobby’s family and her mother Amy. Amy was a patient for the ophthalmologist that I worked for and Bobby often brought her in for her appointments. Bobby was such a bright light, I’m so sorry for your loss.

From: Joan Leugner

Dear Jim and family,
I’m so sorry to hear of Bobbi’s passing. She was definitely a shining light. I know you will all miss her very much. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Your cousin, Joan

From: Debbie Sabourin
Relation: Friend/colleague

To the Hudec family- I am so very saddened by the news of Bobby’s passing. My heart goes out to you all. I will forever cherish the time I worked with Bobby at Salmo Elementary School, and the friendship we shared. She was most certainly a shining light for us all at the school, and will be deeply missed.

From: Rob Young
Relation: Friend

I want to express my condolences to Jim and family.
I first met Bobbi when she was Bryce’s education assistant at Salmo elementary.
She was so attentive and caring. Bobbi gave Bryce a wonderful photo album at the end of each school year.
She was a bright light and shared her joy of life.

From: Carol Majeski
Relation: Friend/ EA

To Bobbi’s Family,
I was heart broken to learn of Bobbi’s passing. I had the pleasure of knowing Bobbi as we were both EA’s. Even though we never worked together our connection was strong. I loved when we ran into each other. Whether it was at Apex, in Salmo or at the grocery store we always took time to chat. She was such a beautiful, caring and genuine person. She could brighten anyone’s day. A gem as special as Bobbi will never be forgotten.
My heart goes out to all of Bobbi’s family at this difficult time.

From: Mo Maglio
Relation: Boobi was my EA in my classroom at Salmo Elementary when she started her career

Dear Vicki and family,
I was so deeply saddened to read of your mom’s passing. What a perfect photo of her! Bobbi was my EA when I taught at Salmo Elelmentary for six years. I often would see her at Lakeview Village when I was picking up my mom. The last time I saw Bobbi was mid May of this year while walking with my mom at Lakeside Park. That would have been a month after her diagnosis. She was a very caring and dedicated EA to all the students. I have fond memories of working with her. You and your family must be devastated and will miss her dearly. She was a loving and kind woman who touched the hearts of many and she and all her treasured memories will live on in the lives of her family and friends. Warmth and blessings during this challenging and sad time.
Mo Maglio

From: Liana Horkoff
Relation: Friend and colleague

Dear Jim and family,
I had the privilege of working with Bobbi at Salmo elementary. She was such a caring and loving person. We all were fortunate to have crossed paths with her!

From: MaryAnn Gaschnitz
Relation: Friend and colleague

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Bobby at Salmo Elementary years back. I learned much from her positive, caring and calm demeanour. I hope your memories bring you some comfort at this time.

From: Sherry Soobotin
Relation: I taught her boys.

I was so shocked and saddened to learn that the lovely Bobbi Hudec had recently passed away. My deepest sympathy to Bobbi’s family and friends, especially her husband, Jim, and her children and their families (with special condolences to Curtis and to Robert and Casey.

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