CANDACE ELAINE HANSON-OPP (nee Kuzyk), also known as Mom, Auntie Candace, AC and most importantly Grandma, passed away peacefully with her husband and children by her side, at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital, on Friday, April 8th, 2022, at the age of 75 years.
Born in Red Lake, Ontario on March 28th, 1947, she was the middle child of Harry and Josephine Kuzyk. When she was a teenager, she moved to Winnipeg to finish high school and this is where were she meet her first husband, Butch. Candace and Butch had three children, Christy, Kari and Leif. After moving to Calgary and then Canmore, they made their home in Claresholm in 1984. After the passing of Butch in 1988, Candace took up golf and met Terry, who became her best friend, her husband and her love. They were married in 1995 and later moved to Lethbridge in 1997 to be closer to their children as they attended post-secondary.
Candace will be missed by many and for those luckily enough to know her, they will have a lifetime of memories to look back on. Candace was known for her determination, work ethic and selfless nature. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, watching them grow and hearing about all their activities.
She is survived by her husband, Terry, her children, Christy (Chris), Kari (Dave) and Leif (Julie) and her 5 grandchildren, Charlie, Berkley, Ashling, Connor and Cael. She also leaves behind her sister Maeve and many brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Candace was predeceased by her first husband Butch, her parents, Harry and Josephine, brother Greg and sister-in-law Sharon Brown.
Candace, Mom, Auntie, AC and Grandma will be lovingly remembered and forever missed.
A private celebration of life will be held at a future date.
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