It is with profound sadness we announce the death of our dearest Judy, on March 28, 2012. Judy lived with ALS for eighteen months, and despite the horrific nature of the disease, she always exhibited grace, dignity, and courage.
Judy is survived by her beloved Jane McClellan, her children Jennifer (John Hamming), Jamie and Stephanie Tilston, her mother Nan Dickie (Bill Dickie), her sister Suzanne Devonshire Baker (Glenn Tibbles), her brother Jim Devonshire (Holly Walsh), and her nieces and nephew (Jocelyne Baker, Alexandra Baker, and Mike Devonshire) as well as the light of her life this last ten months, her special birthday present, her grandson, Harry Hamming.
A lifelong Calgary resident, throughout her working life Judy had a number of successful careers, including Chair of the Calgary Public School Board in the mid nineties and, more recently as Director of Finance at the YWCA in Banff. She was predeceased by her father, Mervyn Devonshire, in 1979 and her nephew Anthony Devonshire in 2005.
A private service was held at Christ Church, April 3, 2012. In lieu of flowers, donations in Judy’s name may be made to the ALS Society of Alberta, #250, 4723 1st Street S.W. Calgary, AlbertaT2G 4Y8. The family is extremely grateful for all of society’s support and assistance throughout.
Additionally, thank you to the palliative doctors, nurses, and respiratory team of unit 47, at the Foothills Medical Centre, for their compassion and professionalism. Condolences may be forwarded towww.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Judy Tilston a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200Print This Obituary & Condolences