Judith FITZSIMMONS

Fitzsimmons, Judith Anne (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.

A Celebration of Life will be held in honour of Judy on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 1:00 at the Chilliwack Corn Maze Farm, 41905 Yale Rd West. Dress will be Summer Cruise Ship Casual. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Judy can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Chilliwack Hospice Society or the Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame.