ANDERSON JudyPosted: August 5th, 2015
Judy (Jude) Anderson
Judith Lynn Anderson made her transition on July 11th 2015 in Kelowna BC. She was surrounded by those who loved her as took her final steps home.
Judy was born in Lethbridge on October 2, 1940 to Mel and Jean Anderson. She grew up in Warner along with her brother Rick. In her lifetime she resided in Banff, Medicine Hat, Edmonton and Lethbridge and she recently relocated to Kelowna to be near her family.
Judy is survived by her daughters Zene Reeves, Kathy Kamei and Laurie Langcastor, her six grandchildren Kenzi Kamei, Sydney Condrashoff, Alexa Bannerman, Jackson Klein, Marshal Klein and Zan Klein, her beloved dog Maggie, daughter in law Christy Snow ,son in law Jon Araghi, best friend of 50 years Alma Strassburger Jones, grandcats, granddogs and many dear friends and extended family.
How does one describe a lifetime in mere paragraphs? The details of a life fade; it is the essence left behind that matters. Judy’s life path was filled with tremendous challenge. She contracted polio as a young girl and cancer as an adult. She struggled in other areas of life. Born out of hardship, Judy developed the ability to have great compassion for others. Her love and caring was unconditional. People were drawn to her big, warm smile and kind and caring heart. She generously gave of her time and money to those in need.
Judy experienced great joy in her later years. She experienced great love with her partner Ron McDonald who treated her like a queen. She delighted in her trips to the casino with Elsie, and her lunching and outings with Dan, Barb and her Lethbridge friends.
In Judy’s last weeks at Hospice, she expressed deep gratitude for her life. She loved her children, her grandchildren, her friends, and her fudgesicles. She showered everyone she met with kindness. As the song says, “In the end only kindness matters”. That was her essence, her legacy, what she leaves behind for all of us who loved her to live by, Unconditional Kindness.
A celebration of Judy’s life will take place on Mother’s Day, May 8th 2016 with internment at Temple Hill in Raymond. Details to follow. As a tribute to Mom, please do one or many unexpected acts of kindness in her name and know that her big warm smile is shining on you. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.everdenrust.com