It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Judith Ann Megli (Née: Cartwright) on April 30th, 2021.
Judy was born in Blairmore, Alberta on March 24th, 1945 and was also raised there. She grew up in a loving family with her mother Jean, father Joe and three siblings. Judy was the eldest of her siblings. It is here in the Crowsnest Pass, that she met Ken and they were married on November 1, 1969. Together they raised their children, Trent and Sandra.
Judy is survived by her children, Trent Goodwin of Cobble Hill, BC, Sandra (Ryan) Trempner of Lethbridge; her grandchildren, Joe and Tucker Goodwin and Riley and Sydney Trempner; her siblings Marylin (Len Blanchette), Susan (Mike) Tkachuk, Randy (Shar) Cartwright; numerous loving nieces and nephews; as well as many friends.
Judy was predeceased by her first husband, Billy Goodwin; her husband, Ken Megli; her parents Jean and Joe Cartwright; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ervy and Dorothy Megli.
Loving, caring, honest, kind, gentle spirited and patient are only a few of the many amazing characteristics to describe mom. She was quiet, soft spoken and always a voice of reason.
Mom was very creative, often involved in some sort of crafts, whether it was knitting, crocheting, creating beautiful flower arrangements, or ceramics. She also enjoyed reading and looked forward to finishing one book and starting another. It seems that I could never keep up to her when asking about what was happening in the book she was reading, she would often reply, “ I finished that one a week ago.”
She was an amazing baker and cook. When we gathered together as a family she always made sure we had our favourites waiting for us and she was always open to receiving special requests. There was always an abundance of food, good conversation and laughter.
Mom was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She always made time for her family no matter how busy she was. She spent years and countless hours sewing and embellishing skating outfits for competitions and year end shows. One of her favourite holiday traditions was listening to Christmas carols while doing her Christmas baking and decorating ginger bread houses with her grandchildren.
Mom and dad always had a family pet or two. In more recent years she had two loyal dogs, Chelsie and Kramer, which gave her their unconditional love, time and attention. She found comfort in them and loved them dearly.
She was our mother, our comfort, our mentor, our greatest cheerleader and dear friend. Mom has had a positive influence on our lives and the love she provided and so freely gave throughout her years will always live within us. Mom’s journey on this earth is complete and she is now reunited with the love of her life, our dad, Ken.
A heart that is broken is a heart that’s been loved.
Judy’s family would like to extend their heart-felt thanks to the Crowsnest Pass Continuing Care Centre staff for the kindness and compassion shown to their mom. Their actions demonstrated how deeply they cared for her. A private Graveside Service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by The Mustard Seed, Calgary (www.theseed.ca), or by your local SPCA or Humane Society. Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555
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