Venables, Judyth Ann

November 24, 2017 - 8:43am
Monday, November 13, 2017
Kamloops, B.C.

August19, 1950 - November 13, 2017

With sadness and broken hearts we remember Judy Venables, who passed away suddenly on November 13, 2017. Judy was an icon of positivity, kindness, patience and selflessness. All she wanted in life was to do things for other people. Collectively, in all our years, we cannot recall a time when she complained about anything, ever, not once. She was incredibly tenacious (especially when completing jigsaw puzzles), strong and always determined to see the best in everyone.

Judy remains in the hearts of her husband Richard, her three boys Scott, Eric and Drew, her daughter-in-law Jenna, her grandson McKai and her brother Ken. She also leaves behind the hundreds of students she taught in her career. As a fearless educator, she will be remembered fondly as a ruthless advocate for daily exercise and as a constant figure at track meets and cross-country runs, cheering on her students from the sideline. Judy changed the lives of many, confirmed years (and sometimes decades) later when her former students would stop her to say hello, give her a big hug and express their gratitude for the difference she made.

Our world is a lonelier place without Judy and we will miss her dearly. 

We are planning to celebrate her life in the New Year. 

In lieu of flowers or donations, we have one simple request: Cherish your mother. Tell her you love her and how much she means to you. Do this today.

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