Judi Osborne, beloved wife of Jim of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Rockyview General Hospital on Thursday, April 22, 2004 at the age of 56 years following a year-long battle with cancer. Her family was by her side.
Born Judith Anne Gollinger on January 8, 1948 in Dartmouth, NS, she grew up in Carleton Place, ON. Judi served for more than thirty years with local YWCA’s in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario, and as a Senior Executive of YWCA Canada. She served on the Board of Directors of the YWCA of Calgary for seven years and as President in 2001-2003. In 2003, Judi was appointed to the National Board of Directors of YWCA Canada. She was also active in other organizations including PrairieAction Foundation, Governor’s Council, Calgary Chapter, Canadian Society of Association Executives, and Alberta Women’s Enterprise Network. In 1992, Judi was awarded the Canada 125 Medal for her “significant contribution to compatriots, community and to Canada.” She received the Cleta Herman Award in 1994, the highest honor YWCA Canada can bestow on a staff member. In 2002, Judi was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Medal recognizing her life-long commitment to community service.
Judi is survived by her loving husband Jim of thirty-eight years; their three daughters, Tracey (Elisabeth), Kimberley (Tony) and Carrie; seven grandchildren, David, Joey, Jonathan, Casey, William, Caylyn and Darrin; five sisters and their families; one brother and his family; and her Aunt Edna Boyle.
A Celebration of Judi’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 2:30 P.M. To forward condolences go to www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Judi loved flowers, but invited family and friends to please contribute instead to a fund dedicated to helping women in need achieve economic self-reliance. Memorial tributes may be made directly to The Judi Osborne Memorial Fund (Judi’s Fund) in care of the Fund Development Office, YWCA of Calgary, 320 – 5 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0E5.
Before she passed away, Judi asked that her warm thanks be extended to ‘Judi’s Team’ for sharing her journey and for their support and encouragement every step of the way, and to the exceptional nursing staff of Unit 73 at Rockyview General Hospital, to Dr. Deanna Campbell and Dr. T. D. Groves, and to the nursing staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.
In living memory of Judi Osborne, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences