Judy Emett (nee Carter-Squire) August 3, 1948 – January 3, 2011 Judy passed away peacefully at the age of 62 years old in the early morning hours of January 3, 2011 at the Central Okanagan Hospice House after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She leaves behind her partner, Albert Albrecht as well as her only son, Lee Henderson (Lisa) and two devoted grand-daughters, Jordanna (4 ½) and Adria (2 ½). Judy was predeceased by her parents, Jack and June Carter-Squire of Brandon, MB, as well as her older brother Duane (Mona) Carter-Squire. She will be sorely missed by the rest of her siblings, Cindy (Bobby) Chambers, Rick (Terry) Carter-Squire, Joe (Helene) Carter-Squire, Barry (Alison) Carter-Squire, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and biological siblings from the Holloway family.
Judy was born in Brandon Manitoba, and lived in a variety of cities including Calgary, Alberta before she finally settled in her beloved Kelowna, British Columbia. Judy lived the life of a free spirit and was happiest when she was traveling to warm and exotic locales as well as when she was spending time in the company of her close girlfriends. She had a variety of occupations including running her own bed and breakfast on the shores of the Okanagan Lake and most recently, working as a Health Care Aide at the Sutherland Hills Rest Home in Kelowna.
Judy’s family would like to extend their most gracious thanks to Judy’s caregivers, including Dr. Morgan, Dr. Ellard and especially Dr. Mary Wall, who became a friend and lifeline throughout her illness, and the caring staff at Central Okanagan Hospice House who made Judy’s last weeks comfortable. At Judy’s request there will be no formal funeral service as such a somber event was not in her nature; however there will be celebration of life reception in Kelowna on Saturday January 8th from 1 to 3:30pm at the recreation centre at Sunrise Village at 1255 Raymer Avenue. Further receptions will be held Calgary, AB, and Brandon, MB, with details to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.