In Celebration of

Judith Lynn Hosking

March 3, 1948 -  December 3, 2020

With sadness, we announce the passing of Judy Hosking. Judy died peacefully on December 3rd 2020 with family by her side. She was a devoted and loving mother to Stephanie (Tim) and Jennifer; the adored grandmother of Zoë, Chloe, Avery, Leo, Charlie, Jack, and Mia; cherished sister to Gloria, Joan (John), and Bruce (Bonnie). Judy is fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, and their children. A friend to many, Judy was devoted to helping others and always had a way of looking on the bright side of life.

A gifted painter, Judy’s home was filled with beautiful creations, and giving her art to others was a great source of joy. Judy loved to teach others how to paint, especially those who felt that they had “no artistic ability”. Her skills as a teacher paired with her optimism helped so many people realize their artistic potential.

Judy loved animals, especially the family’s dogs. She was greeted with unbounded enthusiasm at every family get together and earned their undying love thanks to the affection she showed them and the secret treats she slipped under the table when she thought nobody was watching.

We are grateful for the care of the staff at Wildpine Residence; Judy created a happy life there and loved being a part of the community.

We are profoundly grateful to the doctors and nurses at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. Their care of Judy in her final days and hours was beyond measure. Thank you for helping a remarkable woman spend her last hours in a place of care, comfort and dignity. Thanks to you, we were able reflect on happy memories before saying goodbye.

Pending Covid-19 restrictions, a celebration of life is planned for the spring. For those who wish, donations can be made to Parkinson Canada.


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Sharon Saunders (A new and devoted close friend)

Entered December 13, 2020 from Stittsville

I met Judy when we, and only 7 other seniors moved into Wildpine Retirement Residence on June 15th, 2019. The building was still under construction and Judy along with our other new friend Carol connected immediately. We three went on to share a close and rewarding friendship as we settled into a whole new way of life that presented us with many happy shared moments. From the first I realized that Judy was unique. I had heard of her history of kindness and giving and her devotion to her family and friends. She encouraged us to reach out and try painting and proceeded to give us a weekly class that was fun and educational. We have some lovely pieces to remember by. She also took time to meet and greet newcomers and to offer help to those in need. I always told anyone looking to borrow an item to go see Judy who I am convinced had half of Canadian tire in her room!! She always had time to listen and guide and always with a smile. I miss her daily presence in my life especially our shared laughter which came easily to the three of us. I believe my life was enhanced from knowing this truly loving and caring person and I am grateful to have been able to call her my friend for the time we shared at Wildpine.

Taylor & Chelsie Woolley (Nephew)

Entered December 20, 2020 from Lacombe, Alberta

Our deepest condolences. Heaven gained another angel and she will be deeply missed. Sending thoughts and prayers.


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