It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Judy Marie Sweder (McCallum) on July 13th, 2022, at the age of 64. She will forever be deeply missed by her only child, Lindsay (Steve) and her grandson Logan. Judy is also survived by her siblings Georgina, Angus (Connie), Doreen (Jerry), Robert (Sharon), Connie, and John (Holly); as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Judy has gained her wings to join her parents, George and Lorraine, sister Beverly, niece Teresa, brothers-in-law David, Bruce, and Bill, as well as her beloved Murray.
Judy was born in Wetaskiwin, AB, on December 2nd, 1957. After several moves within Alberta, the family moved to Stony Plain for 3 years. In 1971 was the big move to Campbell River, BC, and then she was off to Victoria to complete her Mixology course. Judy moved to Squamish around 1979 where she would spend the majority of her life. Along the way she had a brief marriage with Richard, was a chambermaid for 20+ years in Whistler, made countless friends, and met the love of her life, Murray, and had their daughter in 1987. Her final move was to Kamloops in early 2022 to be closer to her grandson.
Judy was a rolly polly little girl with long ringlets in her hair. She was always happy, honest, and giving. She had the best sense of humor. Judy had a love for country music, and would sing every chance she got, even if she couldn’t hold a tune; she would sing at home, Sunday school, in the car, or wherever she wanted. Family is what meant the most to her. She was the last of her siblings to have a child, so she would take any opportunity to watch her nieces and nephews. Her memory was that of her Mom’s, which was remarkable. She never missed a birthday or anniversary, even right up to her last days correcting us on dates. She always had a special story or memory of “remember when” and every conversation ended with “I love you!”
Judy left this world far too young and was robbed of time with family and friends, especially her pride and joy Logie Pogie.
“Mom, you can watch over him every day now,
and guide him through this journey. I will never
stop watching for red carnations, listening for
your lala’s, and I will never forget your last words
to me. I love you Mama, go rest high on that mountain,
and have a dance with Dad for me – I’m sure Uncle Dave
will play you a tune.”
A private celebration will be held at a later date.
I’m so very sorry for your loss of you mom . Its never easy to lose your mom no matter what age you are. Thinking of you all , sending love and hug’s to you all .
What a beautiful obituary and lovely words to describe what a wonderful person Judy was. She was always so high spirited and happy to be around, and will be sadly missed. I am grateful and humbled to have known her, even though it was for a short time when I was in Canada in the 1980’s. We were fortunate again in 2019 to see her with Lindsay and Logan. Forever in our thoughts, Terry and Alison
Lindsay, I’m so sorry for your loss. It was far too soon. Please except our deepest condolences. Love to you, Steve and Logan Charlene and Greg
Judy was an amazing lady...and will be very missed by those who knew her....Lindsay,Steve and Logan, we send you all the love in the world....XOXO
My condolences to the family, Judy was an loving warm person. It is sad to hear that she has passed. We had been friends for a long time when I kids where young. I think that the most interesting part was the fact that she knew my cousins in Campbell River we always had a good laugh about that. RIP my friend.