Judith Heal

Obituary of Judith Ann Heal

Judith Ann Heal (Matthews) Jan. 23, 1941 – July 25, 2020 After a courageous battle with dementia and blood cancer Judy died at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital with her husband Ed at her side. “She was the love of my life and I had the privilege and pleasure to be married to her for 59 years, 10 months and 24 days” and I treasure every moment I had. Judy was preceded by the death of her parents, Harry and Margeurite Matthews and her sister Yvonne. She leaves behind her children she adored, Michele Ingold, Michael Heal (Wanda) and James Heal (Lydia). Her grandchildren, Wesley, Shawn, Courtney, Charlee, Willow, Michael Jr., Catie, a great granddaughter Taliah, a niece Cynthia Waters and two life –long friends Bonnie Greenlee and Carolyn Gerrard. Judy loved cattle, horses and sheep and gardening on their farm south of Melbourne. She had a smile that would light up the darkest room and a kitchen that was warm and inviting where a visitor could stay for a meal or just a coffee and piece of delicious apple pie. She was a consummate volunteer with her church-Guthrie Presbyterian, Melbourne, Quad County Community Living, Melbourne 4-H home making club, Melbourne Fair Ladies Association, Ekfrid Township school board, Middlesex County Sheep Assoc., children’s reading at Caradoc Public School, Quilt judging at various fall fairs and more. She was a lover of people and animals and took in sick animals without questions which prompted one neighbour to say he was going to put a sign at the end of our farm lane, “bring all your sick animals here to Judy for care”. Our family would like to thank the staff of SMGH for their loving care of Judy. We would especially like to thank Dr. David Sanders, Josh and Rose of ambulatory care and the nurses of Ward one South. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Judy please consider the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital. A Graveside service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY. Share a memory at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com.
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