January 21, 1950 – April 17, 2012
With sadness and a terrible sense of loss, our family reports that Judy died on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 of cancer after a short period of illness and hospitalization.
She is survived by her granddaughter Isabelle, son Mike, her mother Kitty, brother Richard, sisters Nancy and Debbie, and her husband Monty.
Judy was a thoroughly modern woman, confident and accomplished: summer pickle factory worker during high school, mathematics major at University, career accounting professional, successful real estate investor, travel aficionada and a prize winning needlework artist. However, it was her unique mix of intelligence, sense of humour, absolutely blunt forthrightness, unwavering powerful will and a fierce loyalty to family and friends that characterized her and that caused us to love her and value her.
Much of Judy is reflected in the warm messages her friends sent her when faced with Judy’s refusal to speak to or see anyone other than family during her illness. Here are the kind words of one of them: “ In the likely case I don’t get to see Judy, here is what I would like to tell her from me. She is a good friend, terrific travel companion, superb hostess and wonderful mentor to our kids. She is a loving wife, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, and aunt. I don’t think she left anything on the table.”
A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Judy has asked that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to Hospice Calgary Society, (Rosedale Hospice) 1245 – 70 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB, T2H 2X8.
Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200Print This Obituary & Condolences