Judy accepted Christ as Saviour at a young age. She grew up in Altona, Man., and, after graduating high school, moved to Winnipeg. At Grant Memorial Baptist Church, she sang in choirs and played organ. She attended Winnipeg Bible College (now Providence College University) where she enjoyed choir deputation. She earned her BEd at University of Winnipeg in 1979. Judy taught at a 3-room school in Gnadenthal, Man., until 1983. Beginning in 1981, she served Winkler MB Church, through girls’ clubs, moms’ program, music and committees. Judy and Richard travelled in an RV to both Canadian coasts and through the USA, including an MDS project in 2012. Judy loved interior decorating, gardening and puzzling. She loved the hymn “I come to the garden alone.” She spent time in the Word and prayer. Judy had a burden for friends and family in crisis. She prayed for and brought meals to others even when she wasn’t well. Judy was diagnosed with cancer in 2001. She beat the odds to see her daughters graduate. Cancer returned in 2013. Judy’s heart for ministry was evident to the end.