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Jude Fitzsimmons

Discussion in 'In Memoriam' started by bob, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. bob

    bob Chief Engineer Staff Member

    Judith Anne Fitzsimmons, (nee Winn)
    March 10, 1945 – June 28, 2014
    She is survived by her husband Bob, son Rob and his family Cheryl, Caitlynn and Josh; son Chris and his family Denise, Mason and Jane; her brother Ken and his family Lynne, Michael, Laura and Paul and her sisters , Sue and her family Rick and Sam; Margaret and her family Derek, Andy, Jessie and Anthony; Bob's brother Peter and his family Wanda, Michael, Jen and Madelyn. Judith was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Muriel Winn.

    Judy was born in Regina, SK and grew up in Vancouver and began her health-oriented career by graduating from VGH Nursing in 1966. She then worked at St. Mary's hospital. She married Bob in 1967 and continued nursing in Cassiar from 1975-78 where Bob was posted with the RCMP. During that time she also was a Provincial Mining recorder. She was a Mom and a toy maker from 1978-86 when her family lived in Salmon Arm. She continued her career when they moved to Chilliwack as Shop Steward of the HEU and worked as a unit clerk in Emergency (aka. Desk Sheriff). Judy then worked Administration with the Fraser Health Authority but found a better fit after retirement, continuing in health care, as the Manager of the assisted living complex, Logan Manor in Agassiz. While managing the complex she also was instructing at the UFV Continuing Education Department teaching medical terminology courses.

    Judy was the main instigator and the guiding light for the development of the Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame opened in 2013. This aligned with her passion for sports being an avid curler, when she lived in the north and interior of BC, Rob and Chris' first ball coach, a great hockey mom and a devoted fan of all levels of Chilliwack hockey.
    In March of 2013 she became the proud recipient of the RCMP "Second Man'' award for her "steadfast and loyal support of the RCMP and its members" while at an isolated post.

    As a passionate cruiser she was a proud member of the "Duck Crew" and the "Martini Mates"

    And now there are *Five*.

    Jude will be missed forever. The understatement of the millennium.
  2. tango55

    tango55 Well-Known Member

    So sorry to hear this - I was thinking she'd be having a drink with Shipmaven soon! RIP Jude - never got to meet you but met your wonderful husband only once.

    Hugs to the family

  3. seamom

    seamom Well-Known Member

    Never got to meet her but was hopeful as we'd met BSeaBob on our last visit to BC and hoped for another this year. Very sad to hear the news and as wished in your earlier post, I've sent my wishes to her memorial. She sounded like a fabulous person.
  4. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    Sorry to hear this.

    Just saw this thread.

    May she rest in peace.

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