FUDRA AnniePosted: January 31st, 2014
Mrs. Annie Fudra peacefully rejoined her husband in heaven on January 28, 2014 at the age of 89 years old. Annie was born on May 28, 1924 in Paczin, Hungry. She, her mother, and sister joined her father in Canada in 1934. At an early age she began working in the beet fields in Raymond, which is probably where she gained her resilient spirit. She married the love of her life, Steve Fudra Jr., on January 21, 1943 during one of the biggest snowstorms to hit the area. They celebrated 57 years of marriage before Steve¹s passing. In 1961, with their 2 children, Frank and Louise, they moved to Lethbridge. Annie proudly welcomed all into her home in North Lethbridge for 52 years. Mom was passionate, giving, fiercely independent, and never held anything back. She loved her family with every piece of her heart. Nothing made Mom happier than her family and friends. She showed everyone her love through food. Mom will forever be remembered preparing huge meals of cabbage rolls, fried chicken, perogies, and homemade soup. She could often be found baking homemade bread and wonderful Hungarian pastries. When she wasn¹t in the kitchen she was busy tending to her garden. Mom will be deeply missed by her daughter Louise (Gordon) Balderston, son Frank (Jean) Fudra, grandchildren; Tamara (Tony) Nelson, Raquel (Nick) Polychronopoulos, Nicole Balderston, Jeffrey Balderston, great-grandchildren; Britain and Taylor Nelson, Evan and Noah Polychronopoulos. She will be lovingly remembered by her sister Jean (Lorne) Kropinak, several nieces, nephews and many other family members and cherished friends.Annie is predeceased by her parents Frank and Julia Sera, an infant son Jack Stephen, and sister Ethel Kasko.Thank you to everyone for your love and support, many phone calls and visits to Mom. Warmest thanks to Lethbridge Home Care staff who kept Mom in her home for so long and the nursing staff at Edith Cavell who supported her at the end of her journey.A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. with Reverend Larry Hankinson officiating.A Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1818 5 Ave So., Lethbridge, AB. on Monday, February 3rd, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Hugh Jack officiating. For those who so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 210D 12A Street North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 2J1 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, P.O. Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4K7.