Judith Lee Leiter

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.

12 thoughts on “Judith Lee Leiter

  1. Jeannette Kubrakovich

    Judy always had a warm smile and kind words when you saw her. She will be deeply missed. Wishing the Leiter family peace and comfort during this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Jeannette Kubrakovich

  2. Anonymous

    Pam & Bryan,

    Please except our sincere condolence on the passing of your mother. She was a very kind person. She was such a positive person and always made our day brighter.

    Dwayne & Rhonda

  3. Linda Boughton

    There was a seismic shift on October 18th when the world lost one of its “earth” angels. Although the world is a better place because Judy (Allum) Leiter lived, her loss to it is so great! The lovely tribute published, epitomizes the beauty and love of a life so well lived and treasured. Judy’s amazing spirit was infectious!

    Ken and I met Judy at Elmwood High School in the early 60’s and were both impressed by her genuine love of life. Her giant smile and her wondrous demeanour brightened any room she was in and brought so much joy to others. We have fond memories of going to graduation with Judy and her date.

    After leaving high school, we lost touch but reacquainted once we had children. Unbeknownst to each other, our daughters shared the same names. Our children played together as toddlers in our backyard, and Judy brought her “Out of this World” cookies to share. Each time I make them, I think of her! Many years later, it was a God-send to reconnect with Judy and Bob’s son Jeff at Jessica Lake. He facilitated the long overdue meeting of two EHS cheerleaders and their husbands. It is regretful that we didn’t have more time, yet I treasure the memories.

    Judy and I were cheerleading partners who continued to share Christmas greetings over the years. We both used our cheerleading chants of “1-3-5-9” and “2-4-6-8” when we communicated with each other. These monikers were not only a link to our past, but a loving chant of our lifelong connection. Although my heart breaks that Judy has left this world, she is now at peace and awaits the time that we will meet again. . . Rest in peace dear heart Judy. . .1-3-5-9. . .

    Ken and I send our loving and heartfelt condolences to all of the family. Judy’s beautiful spirit and her legacy of love lives on. . .

    Ken and Linda Boughton

  4. Chuck and Leanne Arnason

    Dear Bob and family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. She was indeed a lovely lady and genuinely kind to us.
    Heartfelt sympathy to you all,

    Chuck and Leanne Arnason

  5. Jane Bell

    Condolences to the Leiter Family…I had only met Judy when I moved to Gimli 4 1/2 yrs ago thru my brother Walter & Vivian .What a lovely person, Judy always have a wave and a smile every time we met and always had time for a chat. She certainly was a lady of grace!
    Blessing to the family.

  6. Anonymous

    We are saddened to read of Judy’s death. She truly was a lovely lady. Our sympathies and prayers to Bob and family, extended relatives and grieving friends.
    Joan and Vic Siran

  7. Arleen Kristofferson

    Sincere condolences to the Leiter family
    Judy was such a lovely lady, always with a smile and a kind word.
    She’ll be missed

  8. Chris Welham

    Everyone blessed enough to meet Judy throughout her life will remember the moment when they first crossed paths with a woman who lit up your soul with her smile. I’m so sorry for your loss…..and our loss.

    I’ll miss you “Mom”.

  9. Dawn Peter

    Judy was always a joy to see. We are all better for knowing her. Much love at this time.

  10. Harry DeLeeuw

    Bob and Jeff,

    I am so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing and I offer my thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I know that the wonderful memories you have of her will carry you through this difficult time. Judy was always a treat to be with. I think she made everyone feel important and special and not many people have that gift. She was truly a special lady.

    My condolences,

    Harry De Leeuw

  11. Sue Heathcote

    Bob and family, so sorry for your loss, heaven gained another angel she will be missed on earth.

  12. Debby and Bruce

    So very sorry for your loss, your Mom was such a caring , wonderful person, thinking of you all, our condolences to you’s. Keep all her memories with you.

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