JACK ANTHONY HUDECPosted: June 7th, 2018
May 31, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jack Hudec of Calgary, AB, on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at the age of 69 years. Jack passed away after a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma over the past two years.
Jack is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Nicole Hudec (Bradshaw), his son, Chris Hudec, his wife Sheena Mills and their daughter, Sophie Hudec, father-in-law, Dean Caskey and his wife Evelyn Caskey. He was predeceased by his parents, Anton and Signe Hudec (Strande), mother-in-law Ruth Caskey, and his sister Joyce Rauch. Jack was born and raised in Medicine Hat, AB, where he met and later married his high school sweetheart Nicole. During his school years he developed a passion for music and carried into adulthood, as he played drums in two bands. Shortly after getting married, Jack and Nicole moved to St. Albert, AB where they lived for 15 years. During this time, Jack forged many close relationships with bandmates and co-workers at Key Oilfield Services. Jack, a loyal and loving friend, often travelled across Alberta to spend time with friends and family in Medicine Hat. In 1985, the Hudec family moved to Calgary, as Jack took on a leadership role, later becoming the VP of Sales at Weatherford Canada. During these years, Jack enjoyed his leisure time playing golf, skiing in the mountains and attending Chris’ hockey games. After retiring from Weatherford Canada in 2005, Jack and Nicole traveled extensively taking road trips to many places in the US and Canada. Jack’s pleasure during his retirement years was bonding with friends in Kelowna and Phoenix. Always the entertainer, he loved to listen to music and spending time on his boat in the Okanagan. Recently, Jack’s newfound joy came from his granddaughter Sophie. He was invested in her milestones, and spent as much time as he could singing and reading to her, and most importantly, making her laugh and smile. The family wishes to thank Dr. Bahlis and the nursing staff at Tom Baker Cancer Center for their care and respectful treatment of Jack during the past two years. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Southern Alberta Myeloma Patient Society (SAMPS) research and education fund. (link: https://www.canada helps.org/en/dn/12818) Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Jack Hudec, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.