On October 18, 2020 our beautiful wife/mom/nana, Judy Leiter (Allum) crossed over into heaven and met God which was a day she had always dreamed of. She passed exactly how she lived, holding her own, with the courage, grace and love befitting an angel.
Judy was predeceased by her parents, Bill & Anne Allum, sister Marlene, mother-in-law Ella, Father-in-law Ted, sister-in-law Charlene, many Aunts and Uncles, her son-in-law’s father and brother; Johann and Jasper.
She leaves to her beloved husband Bob, daughter Pam & Bryan, grandsons Carter, Jaxon, Parker, son Jeff & Courtney, and grandson Jake; a legacy of love, grace, kindness and holes in their hearts that can never be filled by another. Also left to mourn are nieces Kathy (John), Wendy (Rob), nephews Doug, Jim (Nicole) and their families, brother-in-law Larry and Debbie, sister-in-law Carol and Wayne, niece Tenise (Jay), nephew Chris (Victoria) brother-in-law Ross, niece Deneen (Travis), Ryan (Naomi) and their families, dear cousin Bill Copps.
Judy was born in 1945 to Bill and Anne Allum in Winnipeg. Judy and her parents, along with her sister, Marlene spent part of their childhood in Ontario before moving back home to Winnipeg to set their roots. Judy played field hockey and figure skated as a young girl, and that made perfect sense as her mom was an olympic speed skater and her dad, a former NHL player. Years later, it would be her mom who pointed out a new rookie on the team her dad was coaching, the Winnipeg Braves. She attended all of the home games with her mom, all the while, her mom talking about the new, shy, cute, young rookie. That rookie became the love of her life and she married Bob in 1967. Married life proved to be fun and busy as Bob played in the NHL and they moved to many different cities over a course of 16 years. In 1969, Judy gave birth to their daughter Pamela Joy, named because of the joy she brought to their life. Then in 1973, a son was born, Jeffrey Robert Scott, they had their joy, now they had their pride. Their family was complete and life was great. After hockey, Bob and Judy settled in Sandy Hook where they raised their family, became active community members and found an incredible circle of lifelong friends. Judy volunteered at the elementary school as an assistant to the speech pathologist where she would love all of the kids and they would love her right back. She was a passionate and dedicated member of Lady of the Lake and St. Michael’s Catholic Churches. Judy worked as an administrative assistant to the best boss in the world, Mike Timgren (Department of Education and Training), who, along with his wife Eunice and children Lori, Chris and Carrie, became family to us. Judy spent countless hours of her life in a hockey arena..supporting her husband’s hockey and coaching careers, cheering on her son from squirts to pro hockey and back to do it all over again as her grandsons’ biggest fan. She loved every single minute of it.
It was at our favourite beach, 5th Avenue in Sandy Hook where Judy’s cherished friendships began with Marilyn Connors, Heather Isfeld, Donna Miller, Phyllis Zaborosky and their families. These friendships, steeped in love for each other and the joy of family, grew stronger with time and held a very special place in Judy’s heart.
We didn’t just lose a wife, a mom and a nana, we lost Judy Leiter. For those of you that met her, or have known her, you know that every interaction with Judy was filled with love and compassion. This wasn’t a one-time or a some-time thing, this was an all-the-time thing, and it was the way Judy lived her life. Her life was pure, sincere, unselfish and was more loving than you could ever imagine. It was her dream to meet God, and now she is living her dream because every breath of her life was dedicated to loving and caring for others. She truly was an angel through and through. She made everyone’s life better whether you
met her for the first time, or if you knew her your entire life. We could have not been more blessed to have her as a wife, mom and nana and we are so proud of the footprints she left on everyone’s heart and on this earth. We will never know another woman like Judy, but we will cherish her love and the memories she gave us forever. Live like her, love like her, laugh like her, and always hold family close.
As for your very cherished grandsons mom…there were so many blessings, so many beautiful moments, so many celebrations, so much fun, so much love and so many hugs. It is a love without end. How blessed were you mom? How blessed were they to have been loved by you.
The party isn’t over Nana, please don’t go.
Our family would like to extend their eternal gratitude and special thanks to Uncle Larry and Aunty Debbie, as well as, Amanda and Jacey for their loving and compassionate care. Their care allowed Judy/Mom/Nana to enjoy family in her own peaceful home until the last moments of her beautiful life.
Also, a very warm thank you to all of the staff at the Gimli Community Health Centre for their love, compassion and tender care.
Mom, it has always been your song…..
We will love you always and forever, and we will carry you with us all the days of our lives.
A private family service will be held, with a celebration of Judy’s beautiful life at a later date.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations can be made to St. Michael’s Catholic Church and/or Gimli Community Health Centre.
Messages of condolence maybe placed by visiting Judy’s memorial page at http://www.interlakecremation.ca .
Arrangements entrusted to Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services.