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Judith Wells

Obituary

Wells; Judith Evelyn Wells, age 82, of Carmichael, Saskatchewan, passed away February 20, 2020. Judy is survived by her Husband: Miles (Dick) Wells. Sister/ Brothers: Iris Jones, Lorne Cooke, Raymond (Linda) Cooke and Ed (Jan) Cooke. Children: Jody (Colleen) Wells, Sandra (Bailey) Epp, Special Niece and Heart Daughter: Joyce (Scott) Cameron. Grandchildren: Aaron Epp, Kyle Epp, Alexandra Epp, Mandi Murray, Nakita Murray, Kimberly (Gary) Spence, Emily Rivera, and Jemih-lin Wells. Great Grandchildren: Grayson Murray, Jackson Murray-Peppin, Cashson Murray-Peppin, Ryan Evelyn Murray, and Myla Rivera. She was predeceased by her Parents: Florence and Albert Cooke, Sister: Joan (Bill) Hosborough, Brother: Hugh (Leah) Cooke. Judy was born in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, June 27th, 1937. She attended school at Grassy Hill and Carmichael. Judy was a Domestic Goddess, School bus driver, and Home care worker. She was a member of Knox United Church, Carmichael Community Club, Tompkins Community Choir, Legion Auxiliary, Royal Canadian Legion (Tompkins Branch 140). Born and raised a prairie girl, Judy married Miles (Dick) Wells in April 1958 and left Saskatchewan to support Dick's career in the Royal Canadian Navy living in various postings across Canada from Moncton, NB to Haida Gwaii, British Columbia (Queen Charlotte Islands). After Dick's retirement in 1984 in Ottawa, Ontario; they settled back to their favourite place on earth, Carmichael, Saskatchewan. Judy continued to work in the Gull Lake area as a home care aid. Her hobbies and interests consisted of volunteer work with the Carmichael Community Club, Tompkins Royal Canadian Legion, Photography, Bird Watching, Gardening, Quilting, Knitting, and United Church Choir. More than anything, Judy had passion for her family, especially her Grand Children and Great Grand Children. She relished and looked forward to any time she got to spend with her "grannies" and "greaties". Affectionately known as Ma, Momma, Aunt Jude, and Grama she was always available for long distance phone call, a quick coffee, a warm hug, a shoulder to cry on, or to share a laugh...and did she like to laugh! She loved to sing, cook and entertain. Her cinnamon buns, pies, and baking were famous wherever she lived or traveled. Judy loved to learn new things her whole life teaching herself the accordion and to sew as a teenager.  She was also very adventurous in senior years. Whether she was para sailing in Mexico, accompanying her Grand Children on their Graduation Trips to Seattle, Toronto, and Montreal; her annual trips to Victoria; fishing trips and road trips with friends and family; Judy was ready and rarin' to go. In the last few years, she learned to play piano, getting her first computer and learning email; she was always willing to try something new! For all that knew her, Judy was a kind gentle soul who throughout her life had an affinity to attract those in need. Her home was a refuge for local teenagers who had been displaced, nieces, nephews, stray dogs, and cats...and the odd sailor. Her faith was her comfort in the latter stages of her diagnosis. She was brave, beautiful, and gracious even in her last hours. We feel grateful and privileged to have had her in our lives and to know she is at peace now that she has gone to be with her Lord Jesus Christ. The Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, March 7, 2020, at the Tompkins Community Hall, Tompkins, Saskatchewan with Reverend Ken Schrag Officiating. The choir consists of members of the Knox United Church Choir and Tompkins Community Choir. The Eulogists will be Joanne Allison, Ruth Magee, Rhonda Martin, Aaron Epp, Kyle Epp, Alexandra Epp, Mandi Murray, Nakita Murray, Kimberly Spence, Emily Rivera. The Ushers will be Johnny Magee, Scott Magee, and Kyle Magee. The Urn Bearer will be Grayson Murray. An Honour Guard will be formed by members of the Royal Canadian Legion Tompkins Branch 140. A sincere and heartfelt thank you to Dr. Clare Kozroski and the amazing staff at the Gull Lake Special Care Centre for the great care they provided Judy during her short stay there. We also thank and are very grateful for the friends and family in the Gull Lake, Tompkins and most especially the Carmichael communities who have provided love, support, meals, rides, and who visited Judy during her final months. The prairie community is a remarkable place with remarkable people. The Interment Service will be held at the Tompkins Community Cemetery at a later date. In Judy's memory, memorial donations may be made to the Tompkins Cancer Committee: Box 237, Tompkins, Saskatchewan, S0N 2S0. Warren's Funeral Home in care of arrangements. For further information please call 306-773-8831 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to the family in our book of condolence.
 
 

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Services

Celebration of Life
Saturday
March 7, 2020

11:00 AM
Tompkins Community Centre
17 Centre Avenue
Tompkins, SK S0N 2S0

Donations

Tompkins Cancer Fund
P.O. Box 412, Tompkins SK S0N 2S0

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