June 18, 1943 – August 29, 2020
Judy was born in Powell River, British Columbia to Rose and Norman W. Byrne, the fourth of seven children.
After Judy arrived, the Byrne family moved to Edmonton before moving again to Yellowknife in the late 1950’s. Judy was a beautiful “character”, much like her mother Rose, and was always full of fun with a bubbly personality which made it wonderful to be around her.
She was also a very sharp dresser and an amazing sports woman.
One of her specialties was baseball and she became an excellent pitcher in the Yellowknife Women’s Fastball Association and competed in the 1st Canada Summer Games. Judy was also an accomplished swimmer and became a lifeguard at McNiven beach during the summer months in Yellowknife.
Stock car racing was also a sport that Judy had a passion for and she competed strongly in the dusty weekend free for alls taking many trophies.
Judy moved to Whitehorse in the mid-seventies where she worked as an administrative assistant with the Yukon Government. Over the years, Judy and her three sisters maintained a close and loving relationship, fuelled by their annual get-togethers with Judy being the instigator of most of the fun.
During the summers Judy and her husband, Stu, loved fishing and cruising the Southern Lakes in their cabin cruiser ‘Mi Toi’ which they kept moored on Marsh Lake in front of their home.
During the winters, for over twenty years, they drove to Mexico pulling a 5th wheel trailer to stay in their loved RV Park at beach town Rincon de Guayabitos, north of Puerto Vallarta. After Stu passed away Judy continued the winter journeys on her own for a few more years.
Judy was predeceased by her husband, Stu Deacon and very recently her daughter Kari-Anne Stubbs (Don), her parents (Norm and Rose) and four of her siblings (Don, Barb, Norm and Liz). She is survived by her son Del Curry (Dawn), grandson Connor, sister Kathy Eccleston (Jim), brother Mike Byrne (Jan), her beloved son-in-law Don Stubbs, brother-in-law Bill Knutsen, sister-in-law Francis Byrne, eight nephews, four nieces, four grand nephews and four grand nieces.
Over the years Judy developed many close and dear friends and she will be missed very much by all who knew her. Judy also dearly loved, and was loved by, her many canine companions that brought so much comfort throughout her life and theirs.
Our wonderful memories of dear Judy will remain in our hearts forever.
A special thank you to the staff at Copper Ridge Place for their loving care and support.
No service or memorial is planned at this time.Obituary
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