January 29, 1950-April 8, 2021
It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of our beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and cousin, Judith Anne Christie (nee Whittaker).
After a long, courageous battle with cancer, Judy succumbed to the disease with Lloyd, her husband of 53 years, by her side. During her final months, she was a pillar of strength and always had a smile while enduring her pain. Judy was born and raised in Bon Accord and as a young girl she excelled at sports and academics. She met and married Lloyd and soon they had two children, Jason and Kerri. Shortly thereafter, she secured a job as administrative assistant with the Sturgeon School Division at Gibbons School where she would remain a strong force for 38 years, until her retirement. Although Judy and Lloyd raised their own two children, she also mentored and guided countless other local children, who are now adults in the Gibbons area and still, to this day, share stories of ‘Mrs Christie’ and loved running into her out and about town. Judy and Lloyd enjoyed their retirement, spending winters in Florida with Jason, Kelley and their two grandsons, JD and Jaxon, savoring all of their sports games and being their biggest fans. They also loved traveling, golfing and enjoying dinner-table visits with friends and family any chance they got. Judy’s favourite pastime was spending time with her 3 grandchildren - Hunter, JD and Jax, beaming with pride when she saw them, sharing stories of them or creating their favourite recipes with them and cooking for them any chance she got.
Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband, Lloyd; her son, Jason (Kelley) of Jacksonville, Florida; her daughter, Kerri (Dennis) Rogers of Edmonton, Alberta; her most prized, beloved souls, her grandchildren, Hunter (Kerri) of Edmonton and grandsons J.D and Jaxon (Jason and Kelley) of Jacksonville Florida; her brother, Don Whittaker of Richmond, BC; and sister, Lynn (Ned) Mills of Fort Saskatchewan, AB; as well, she leaves behind sisters-in-laws and brothers-in-laws and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends. Judy was predeceased by her father, Bert Whittaker and mother, Kate Whittaker (nee McCrimmon).
In lieu of flowers please consider donations to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Sturgeon Memorial Funeral Chapel (780) 921-3900