It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Judith Ann Woodward of Hillcrest Mines, Alberta who was called to be with the Lord on January 2, 2019 at the age of 74 years.
Judy was born on March 4, 1944 in Cardston, Alberta to parents, Frank and Ileen Bunton. She was raised with a strong respect for her community, faith and family. On the family farm, Judy raised sheep and had a wonderful childhood. She enjoyed attending church and even sang in the church choir. Judy blossomed into a beautiful and graceful young lady who captured the heart and unconditional love of an earnest young man, Joe Woodward, while working at a truck stop. They pledged their love in holy matrimony on June 16, 1962 and were further blessed with three beautiful children. Judy was grateful for the wonderful gifts in life and she was an inspiration to all those who knew her. Her determined work ethic, positive attitude, competitive nature and compassion for others served her well in obtaining her nursing position - she enjoyed her work and never missed a day. Her other passions were curling, golfing, camping, walking her dogs and most of all, she loved her family. Judy will be fondly remembered for her purpose and dedication, compassion and direct nature but most of all for her devotion and love for her family. May she find eternal rest and peace in her heavenly home.
She is survived by her husband, Joe Woodward of the Hillcrest Mines, AB; her children, Marty (Annette) Woodward of Blairmore, Tammy Woodward of Lethbridge and Cory (Jacquie) Woodward; her grandchildren, Jamie, Tyler, Jordon (Casey), Alexa (Dan) and Russel (Jessie); her great grandchildren, Greyson, Kailey, Carter, Mckenna and Ethan; her brother, Ron (Leila) Bunton; her sisters, Sharon (Eric) Forner, Shirley (Jerry) Gallant and Linda (Brian) Jones; as well as her extended family and the many friends she made throughout her life.
She was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Ileen Bunton and her sister, Wendy Bunton.
The Funeral Service celebrating Judy’s life was held on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Fantin's Funeral Chapel (13461-20th Ave, Blairmore) with Rev. Philip Costain officiating. Donations in memory will be gratefully accepted by the Canadian Cancer Society (200 - 325 Manning Rd. NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5). Condolences may be registered at (www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca).
Fantin's Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. (403) 562-8555.