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Obituary for Naida "Hope" Hudy (Kuzma)

The family of Naida Hope Hudy of Yorkton, beloved wife of Frank Hudy sadly announce her passing on Saturday, March 12, 2022. She was 83 years of age.

Visitation for family & friends will be held on Friday, March 18, from 7:00p.m.-8:00p.m. from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home.

The funeral service will take place on Saturday, March 19 at 2:00p.m. from Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre.

Family & friends wishing to support the family virtually may do so by clicking the link below at 1:45p.m.

The interment will follow in the Garden of Devotion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

Naida “Hope” Hudy was born on September 16, 1938, at the Kamsack Hospital.  She was the second child born to Andrew and Mabel Kuzma.  She was given the name Naida which is an abbreviated version of the Russian word “nadeyat’sya” (pronounced - nad yeet za) meaning “hope” which was the name she became known by from birth.  Hope attended Smerania Public School during her formative years before entering high school in Kamsack. Hope’s first language was Russian.  She did not learn to speak English until she went to school. Hope’s family resided in Fort Pelly before moving to Verigin.  Her early life included school, working on the family farm, caring for her younger siblings and attending church with her father who was devout to his religion.  Hope and her siblings spent any free time afforded to them inventing games, fighting as siblings do and then laughing about it.  Little did Hope know that the many skills she developed while working with and caring for family would prove useful later in life.
     Hope met Frank Hudy while they were attending school.  They also played ball together.  They officially began to see one another when Hope was around 15 years of age.  The couple married on October 30, 1954, and moved to the Hudy homestead where they resided for a year before purchasing the property when Frank’s parents moved into Kamsack.  Hope filled her days working on the farm and perfecting her homemaking skills.  She became an amazing cook and baker.  She learned how to garden and can the fruits and vegetables she grew.  There was nothing she could not make well.  She even knew how to make the best Root Beer. 

All of these skills were put to great use after the couple had their sons, Gary and Wayne and then completed their family with the arrival of Bradley and Kevin.  Hope was never happier than when she spent time with her boys and later her grandchildren.  Her love and pride in her sons and grandchildren was apparent.  She was a loving, devoted and loyal mother and grandmother.  Her boys admired her quiet strength, her dedication to family and her tireless work ethic. 

Hope’s work ethic was evident while she worked on the farm with Frank.  She put in endless hours looking after cattle and preparing meals for the farm hands they employed.  In addition, she ran the motel they owned and operated.  After the motel was sold, Hope worked on the farm as well as outside of the home.  She found great enjoyment and fulfillment in her job as a cook at Kamsack Nursing Home.  After her retirement, Hope found solace on the farm where she spent her days ensuring the home quarter was landscaped to perfection.   In 2015, Frank and Hope sold the farm and moved to Yorkton where Hope resided until her death on March 12th. 

Hope was predeceased by son, Wayne, her parents, Andrew and Mable Kuzma, her siblings William “Bill”, Andrew “Andy”, Lovey and Sarah, her father and mother-in-law, Nickolas and Anelia Hudy and Frank’s siblings.

Hope is lovingly remembered by her husband, Frank, her sons Gary, Bradley (Bev) and Kevin (Christine), her grandchildren, Kris, David (Ashley), Barb, Kathy (Dallas), Kaitlyn, Kristin, Cole, Tyler (Natasha ), Brandon,  Sam,  her great grandchildren, Josilyn, James, Brooke and Hayden, daughter-in-law Cindy, her sisters Olga and Vera and numerous nieces and nephews.

Flowers are gratefully declined.

Memorials in memory of Hope may be made to One's Charity of Choice as gifts of remembrance.