Olga peacefully passed away on April 30, 2020 after a brief battle with a bacterial infection. She is survived by sons Tom (Oksana), Jim (Tammy), grandchildren Mark and Alyssa, as well as numerous close relatives in Canada, US, Europe and Ukraine. She was predeceased by her husband Joe, parents Dmytro and Mary Hudz, in-laws Nick and Bertha Dudych.
Olga was born on July 25, 1931 in Winnipeg. She grew up in the North End, attending King Edward and Isaac Newton Schools. After graduating, she worked for the Canadian Wheat Board, leaving in 1961 to start a family. She later returned to work part-time at Eaton’s. Along the way, Olga made many life-long friendships that she nurtured throughout the years.
One of the highlights of her life was becoming a BABA. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and they loved going to Baba and Dido’s. She was always available to babysit at a moment’s notice.
She enjoyed singing in the Sts. Vladimir and Olga Church Choir, Millennium Choir, and was an early member of the O. Koshetz Choir. Olga was a long-time member of Sts. Vladimir and Olga Cathedral (since 1942).
From her teenage years and into her eighties, Olga was very active in the Ukrainian community. Her most enjoyable years were being a member of MYNO youth organization, and later UNF Ladies Organization & Executive. UNF Hall was often referred as her “second home”.
In accordance with government guidelines, a funeral service will be held for the immediate family on Monday, May 4, followed by interment at All Saints Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, if so desired, donations may be made to Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre or Sts. Vladimir and Olga Cathedral Renovation Fund.
Thank you to Dr. Andrea Babick for the wonderful care, both medical and spiritual. Special gratitude to the dedicated and compassionate staff of Holy Family Home.
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