HUDEC – It is with great sadness that the family of Frank Hudec Sr. announce his passing on Mon., Oct. 31, 2016 at the age of 84 years.
He leaves to cherish his wife Agnes of 51 years. His children Nancy (Daryl) Mastel of Liebenthal, Sask. and their children Kayla and Brooke; Natalie (Todd) Van Maarion of Medicine Hat, Alta. and their children Tia and Teagan; Frank (Keri) Hudec of Fox Valley, Sask. and their children Lacey, Tyler, Jake, Ryan, Shelby, Kennedey and Ali (Monty) Ternes and their children Joel and Alana.
He also leaves to cherish his memory his brother and sisters Rose Murphy, Alex (Marguerite) Hudec, Anne Hesse, Margaret Freidt, Emma Martin and Monica (Don) Walters, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Joe and Cecilia Hudec and his siblings Toby (Josephine), John (Justina), Tom (Anne), Daniel (Dorothy), Mary (John) Szostak, and Peter; his step brothers Joe (Grace), Andrew (Kay), Louie (Anne), and Tony (Signa); his brother-in-laws Joe Hesse, Tom Freidt, George Martin and Walter Murphy.
Frank was born on June 4, 1932 on the family farm southeast of Fox Valley, Sask. He was proud to call Fox Valley home and his greatest passions were farming and ranching there. He spent a number of years working on the Yeast Ranch before returning to the homestead, where he farmed and ranched for the remainder of his life.
He married Agnes Keller on October 30, 1965 and they raised three children. He took pride in raising Charolais cattle with his son, who will continue to reside on the homestead and carry on the farm and ranch. He was a cowboy at heart and raised and trained numerous horses over the years – a passion he passed down to many of his children and grandchildren. Grandpa loved spoiling the grandkids and always had a good supply of ice cream ready for their visits. He loved to joke – when all of the work was done – and his big heart will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Prayers were held at St. Mary’s Parish, Fox Valley, Sask. on Mon., Nov. 7, 2016. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Parish, Fox Valley, Sask. on Tue., Nov. 8, 2016 at 11 a.m. (Sask.time) with Father Hoang Nguyen officiating. The Interment will take place at the Fox Valley Cemetery following the funeral mass. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Fox Valley Recreation Board.
Binkley’s Funeral Service Maple Creek & Leader in charge of arrangements, 306-662-2292. http://www.binkleysfuneralservice.com