Our hearts are filled with sorrow and gratitude as we announce George’s passing in Leader on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. After experiencing a debilitating stroke on Boxing Day, 2019, George spent the last 2 ½ years living in the Leader Care Home. Delores and the rest of the family are very appreciative of the kindness and compassionate care George received from the many nurses and aides who tended to George’s many needs.
George was born on the family farm south of Fox Valley on September 14, 1930. He attended school in Fox Valley.
George married Delores Spavor in 1957 and together they raised their family in Leader. He was a wonderful, loving and dedicated husband to Delores and father to their 10 children; Neil, Louise (Larry), Kathleen, Alan, David, Caroline (Jeff), Lucille (Brian), Robert (Reyna), Brian and Jacqueline; 25 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.
George was an avid gardener along with Delores and kept an immaculate yard. George was a talented baseball player in his younger years and his team was inducted into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame. He was able to play his favorite sport of golf well into his 80’s. George was a self-taught musician of the guitar and clarinet and shared his musical talents along with his wife Delores with his family, friends, the church and the community.
George worked with the RM of Happy Land and then the Leader School Division as the Secretary Treasurer. George was committed to family, to his Catholic faith and to his community through volunteering time to the Little Flower Parish Council and Knights of Columbus, Lions Club and Leader Town Council.
George was instrumental in the creation of the River Ridge Golf Course in Leader bringing together the community to raise the funds needed to make it happen, one of his proudest achievements.
George is survived by siblings Felixa (Sr. Anne), Dan, Katherine, Rita & David. He is pre-deceased by his parents Thomas and Christine Hudec, siblings, Dorothy, Bertha, Anselma, Gabriella and Tim as well as grandchildren Grace (in infancy) and Merry.
George was a good friend to many and he will be meeting them on the other side ready to play ball, swing a golf club and strum a guitar chord. Rest in Peace, knowing you were so loved.
“When my feeble life is o’er, time for me will be no more
Guide me gently, calmly, safely o’er to Thy kingdom shore.”
From the song - Just a closer walk with Thee
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Saskatchewan Prolife Association in George’s name.