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Justina Helen Hudec

September 26, 1925 - October 13, 2012



September 26, 1925 – Oct 13, 2012

Justina Helen Hudec died on Oct 13, 2012 at Mountain Lakes Senior Community in Nelson, BC at the age of 87 with family by her side.

Justine married John Hudec on July 10, 1948 in Fox Valley, SK. In 1955, Justine and John moved to Ymir, BC. with their two young children. During Justine’s younger years she enjoyed sewing clothing for herself and her children. She volunteered at teas, dances and was the treasurer for the Ymir Community.

Justine taught school in Saskatchewan and then substituted at Ymir and Salmo Elementary Schools in BC. Justine changed career paths and then worked as a Home Support Worker for Interior Health up until her retirement.

Justine and John maintained a large garden of flowers and vegetables which she loved! By fall the shelves in their basement were always full of jams, pickles, pears, peaches, tomatoes and various other preserves. With the changing of seasons and the woodstove burning hot Justine took enjoyment from her hobbies of quilting, doing puzzles and reading. Justine had a special interest in health, environmental and political issues. Often when her family visited she would have an article or a joke cut from a paper or magazine waiting on her counter ready to share with them.

Justine started jogging on the old Ymir Rd. with her three daughters in the 1970”s. She continued to be a dedicated jogger who enjoyed participating in local runs with her children and grandchildren. Justine ran her last Bloomsday Run in Spokane WA. in 2000 with 13 members of family on route with her and a few more back at the hotel waiting with John for “Mommy” to return!

In the last years of Justine’s life she played countless games of solitaire. Justine and Jim recorded their last win on her birthday in September, 2012.

Justine was predeceased by her parents Thomas and Mary Bakanec, husband John, and her daughter, Joyce Hudec, sister Josephine Hudec, and her brothers James, Tom, and Lois Bakanec.

Justine will be sadly missed by her family: John and Shirley Hudec, Salmo, BC (Celena and Shane, Keagan and Madison Cromarty and Raycene Hudec,), Jim and Bobbi Hudec, Salmo, BC ( Vicki, Jody, Kyle, Colton and Joscelyn Koehle, Curtis Hudec and Wynn Madison, Robert Hudec and Casey Berk. Janice and Alan Waterstreet Salmo, BC ( Kylee, Mike, Isaiah and Bodie May, Jacob Waterstreet, Kailee and Kade Pinchbeck and Kenzie Waterstreet) and Judy and Joe Huser Vancouver, BC ( Emily and Zachary Huser).

Siblings: Ann Szuch (Moose Jaw, SK), Agnes Buye (Medicine Hat, AB), Emma Obritsch (Kerrobert SK) and her brother Larry Bakanec ( Maple Creek, SK) and their families.

There will be no service at this time. Justine has been cremated.

Donations in Justine”s memory can be made to the Salmo and Area Supportive Housing Project. Construction is expected to begin in May 2013. Donations may be sent to Box 370, Salmo, BC., V0G 1Z0 Family has chosen the kitchen to be the focus of donations made in Justine’s memory.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: I worked with Justine at Nelson Home Support and also lived in Ymir where she was a neighbor ib the 1970s.
Relation: Neighbors and co-workers.

I want to share my concolences with Justine’s family. I will remember her for encouraqing me to run when I was in my 20s and living in Ymir. After work I’d take my daughter over to the Murray’s and run out the old hiway. It was a wonderful experience and helped get me started on a lifetime of physical activity. Your mother was my inspiration then and I enjoyed working with her at Home Support where caring for the elderly and ill was not always easy, but made lighter with a shared laugh and smile.

Barb (Murray) Dante

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