HUDYE, Carol Lynne: It is with broken hearts, that we share the sad and unexpected news of Lynne's passing. Lynne was born in Kamsack May 3, 1950 to Lillian and Walter Crocombe. After graduating from the KCI (Kamsack High School) Lynne took a Commercial Program at the Tech in Moose Jaw. It was an exciting time in Lynne's life... bags were packed and she was off to Winnipeg... her first real job... first BIG money - oh the shoes she bought! Those couple of years quickly passed and Lynne found herself settling in Runnymede. She was accepted into the Schwartz family like one of their own... that's where Lynne's love of gardening and living on the farm began. Friends and family have always been very important to Lynne... from past to present... extended family... daycare families... her boys' friends and their families. Everyone always felt they were included in her "family"... some considered her like their second Mom. Lynne made every effort to stay connected. Twelve years she ran her home daycare... Lynne continued to reach out to "her kids" who are now having children of their own! The last job Lynne had before retiring was at the Kamsack Medical Clinic. Those years couldn't have been better... she was back living farm life... working along side Linda, her best friend from school days... and forming lasting friendships with the other 'girls' in the office. We acknowledge that so many of you that were touched by Lynne's love share in our loss and grieve with us. Anyone who had the opportunity to spend time with Lynne recognized the special qualities that made her who she was. Lynne was truly like no other, who gave freely what she could... always with love and a smile on her face. She had a genuine, friendly manner that was welcoming to all and she never hesitated to lend an extra hand. It is easy to list what gave Lynne joy: children of all ages, her dogs, spending hours in her yard tending to her flowers, the garden and the pond. When Lynne was passionate about something, you knew it. Lynne's three sons with Elwood Schwartz; Joel, Jeremy and Josh provided purpose and direction in her life. She created a home filled with warmth, much laughter and lots of action. It could get loud at times.... quite loud! Her boys were the centrepiece of her life and they will forever speak of having "the best Mom ever." On August 2, 1997 Lynne and Dennis Hudye committed to love and cherish one another. With Dennis' children, Neil and Tara, they formed a strong bond as a new family. This family bond continues to care and support each other as members of Lynne's inner circle through this difficult time. TEAM LYNNE has shown the true strength of that bond in so many thoughtful and helpful ways. Lynne will be missed greatly by her 14 grandchildren that she treasured and loved so much: Tyler, Madyson, Rhyan, Mackenzie, Olivia, Riley, Paige, Bryar, Elle, Blake, Holden, Annika, Letty, and River. There was never a shortage of craft supplies, dress-up clothes, or pool toys. Lynne's grandchildren knew they were loved unconditionally by their Nana. There are so many who mourn Lynne's death. We, as family, want to honour the wonderful person she was: her loving husband, Dennis; children: Joel (Christy), Jeremy (Deanne), Josh(Christine), Neil (Falon), Tara (Brad); her mom: Lillian DeLance; sister Val (Darryl) and nephews that thought the world of her: Dustin, Benjamin (Meghan), Brennan (Melissa); her extended family: Lenard and his family, Delores and her family, Elenor and her family, Phyllis (Ken) and their family. Lynne and Phyllis shared a passion for scrapbooking and shopping. They were great friends as well as sister-in-laws. We are so grateful for having Lynne in our lives... we'll hold her forever in our hearts. Lynne's compassion for others extends beyond her time with us and there are others who can celebrate with their families and loved ones this Christmas because of her final gift... the gift of tissue and organ donations. It comforts us that she was able to make a difference. We are so thankful to the ambulance attendants, health care workers in Kamsack and in Regina who treated Lynne and our family with understanding and compassion. Family and friends... thank you, thank you... you've held us in thought and prayer, giving us strength in our time of need. Donations in Lynne's honour may be made to the SPCA or your local animal shelter, to Kamsack Nursing Home Auxiliary, or to Kamsack Eaglestone Auxiliary. We will come together in early summer to celebrate Lynne's life.
Published in Kamsack Times from Jan. 14 to Feb. 13, 2021.