It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mom, Rose (Kulcsar) Hudacek on September 19, 2020 at the age of 80. Rose is survived by her children Ken (Cathy) of Esterhazy, Lois (Richard) of Pense, Rob (Lori Ann) of Wetaskiwin and Connie (Dave) of Winnipeg, her grandchildren Curt (Christy), Mike (Amy) Martin, Mandee (Barry), Hayley, Kaden and Maisy, her great grandchildren Cassidy, Cayle, Cash, Courtlynn, Jep, Kip and Caleb. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters Henry (Amy), Evelyn Hnatyshyn, Rita Kuczur, Steve (Lucille), Marianne (Gerry) Frei, Leona (Joe) Gorchynski, Bernice Wolfmeyer, Ralph, Dorothy (John) Himpe and John (Trudy). Rose is predeceased by her loving husband Bob of almost 62 years, parents Joseph and Evelyn Kulcsar, brothers Andy, Joe, Rick, Don, Frank and sadly her sister Vivian who passed away September 21, 2020, just two days later. Mom was born on November 12, 1939 on the family farm near Grayson where she grew up with her 16 siblings. At a young age she went to work for a neighbour helping with household chores and caring for their children until she got a job at St Anthony’s Hospital in Esterhazy. She met Dad and they were married on June 23, 1958. They moved to the family farm in 1960 and began their journey together. Being a farmers wife wasn’t easy, Mom was a hard worker, she helped Dad with farming, chores, she grew a beautiful garden and raised their family of four. She became a wonderful cook and baker creating her own recipes that would become family favourites. Mom was proud of her family and loved having them all home to the farm where there was always plenty of home cooked goodness, laughter, good times and great memories. She enjoyed the basic things in life, cooking, baking, gardening, music, going out dancing, playing cards and going to bingo every Thursday night. Mom turned her love for baking into a small business selling her baking from home and at farmers markets, she also found time to cater small events. In 1988 she decided she wanted to go out into the work force and she got a job cooking in restaurants in Esterhazy and then in Whitewood until she had to retire in 2004 due to her health. In January of 2014 Mom had a stroke and it was then that she was diagnosed with dementia. After 3 months of rehab she was able to return home and a year later ended up needing a pacemaker. Over time we noticed that there were some changes in Mom that were concerning and knew it was getting harder for Dad to care for her even though he disagreed. On September 20, 2018 we sadly moved Mom into the Esterhazy Care Home. That very day changed our family life as we knew it and nothing was ever the same. Mom didn’t understand why she had to stay there and longed to go home. Dad would visit her often but missed her dearly, he didn’t like being apart from her and when living on the farm by himself was no longer a safe option, we made another difficult decision on February 28, 2020 to move him in to the Care Home where he would be with Mom. They enjoyed their days whether it was just sitting and holding hands or watching tv. Looking back it was the right decision to move Dad there because he was happy and they got to spend time together until he was hospitalized on May 4th and sadly passed away on May 11th. Watching our Mom who was so hardworking and full of life struggle with dementia, was heartbreaking. As sad as we were to lose her, we were relieved that her struggle was over and she was once again where she needed to be, with Dad. Being the kind and loving man our Dad was, we like to think he went first to lead the way and on Mom’s final day when we prayed for her to let go and for Dad to come for her, he did. She left us peacefully that afternoon with family by her side and we know in our hearts they are together again. We thank them both for the wonderful life they gave us, for raising us to have the same values they did and to never forget how important family is. Mom, we will always remember the great memories and good days we had when you were well, we love you and we will miss you more then you will ever know.
Thank you for being our Mom❤
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