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Lydia Brecka


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Lydia Brecka

1936 - 2024

Lydia Brecka, beloved wife of the late Henry Brecka, passed away peacefully in Taber on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at the age of 87 years.

Relatives and friends were invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 7:00 P.M.

The Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Augustine's Catholic Church, 5009 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. Burial followed at the Taber Memorial Garden.

Lydia is survived by her four children Sylvia (Bill) Hiemstra of Cranford, Beverly Brecka of High River, Carolyn (Eric) Vallee of Burdett and David Brecka of Cranford; grandchildren Janelle Hiemstra, Nadine Hiemstra (Jordan Hingley), Kyle (Kira) Hiemstra and Kimberly (Brandon) Hart; great grandchildren Abigail, Claire and Gary. She is also survived by her brother Frank (Virginia) Badura; sisters Mary Kusalik, Annie Cudrak, Mildred Braat, Helen Zadnik and Rose Badura, as well many nieces and nephews in the Badura family; Karen (Vic) Willms and Cor VanDyk in the Brecka family.

She was predeceased by her parents Floyd and Frances Badura; brothers Charlie Badura, John Badura and Joe Badura; sisters Beth Braat and Frances Pavka.

Lydia was born on November 23, 1936 to Floyd and Frances Badura. Theirs was a large family with twelve children, and Lydia worked alongside her mother to grow and raise most of the food for the family. When she married Henry on February 12, 1958, she was well prepared to carry on being a great homemaker, and her family enjoyed all of the garden fresh, frozen, canned and pickled fruits and vegetables, along with chickens and cows that were raised. The pantry was always full. Her family especially looked forward to all of her baking, the secret ingredient was that it was made with love. Lydia enjoyed many different crafts, sewing, puzzles and the simple pleasures of life.

The family would like to thank the staff of Clearview Lodge and the Taber Health Centre for their care for Lydia.