Judith passed away peacefully into God’s eternal care on December 9th, 2009 at the age of 76 in Edmonton, Alberta, after a valiant battle with cancer. Predeceased by her parents, Eduard and Hildegard, she is lovingly remembered by her family, children, Pamela and Zach (Darlene) and grandchildren, Ben, Ashley and Brandon as well as by her siblings, Roy (Barb), John, and Jean (Ray), and by relatives in Canada, the USA and Switzerland. Judith cherished and enjoyed the company of her many friends of all ages and walks of life, who also miss her dearly. Born in Wangen bei Olten, Switzerland, she came to homestead with her family in rural Sylvan Lake. Later marrying her RCAF husband, Al (Linc), she settled in Red Deer, where she worked tirelessly alongside Dad as he, partnering with the Boomer Brothers, conceived of and built the (Silver) Canyon Ski Area, which they managed and developed for nearly 20 years. Summit Ski and Sport shop was also born during this time, which for over two decades Mom managed, helping thousands to ski and to enjoy the great outdoors. Skiing thus became one of her many passions, and her skills, zest and humour were greatly appreciated at ski races and other events. As a lifelong reader, learner and teacher, Mom was proud to achieve her Alpine Skiing Technical Delegate certification. Dramatic and sociable, Mom also gravitated easily to live theatre, dancing, tennis, and to the many social functions which she organized. Starting life over again in her 50’s, Mom moved to Edmonton and quickly made many wonderful friends there. An accomplished speaker, competitor, coach, and judge, she found great joy in participating in Toastmasters as well as in the Excellence Series, and in helping many, body and soul, through her work at her clinic. A tremendous inspiration and mentor to so many, Mom lived her life with passion, integrity and style. A Funeral Mass will be held for Judith at St. Joseph’s Basilica, 10044 – 113 Street, Edmonton on Monday, December 14th at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Edmonton Musical Theatre Society.
Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home
Downtown Chapel 780-422-2222