In loving memory of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Judy Graham of Onanole and formerly of Foxwarren, Manitoba who passed away suddenly on February 4, 2021.
Judith Linda Brezden was born to the late Nat and Rosina Brezden on August 12, 1950 in Dauphin, Manitoba. She grew up on their farm in Fork River, Manitoba. Last August she celebrated her 70th birthday.
Judy met and married the love of her life, Garth Graham in 1976. For years, they shared their home and hearts by fostering children. In 1983, they adopted their first child, Justina. In 1986, they adopted twin boys, Patrick and Michael. Together, Garth & Judy raised their family and ran the family dairy farm while Judy continued to teach.
Judy is survived by her loving husband, Garth; daughter Justina (Cole); sons Patrick and Michael; her grandchildren Romeo, Coltin, Jett, Cobain, Archer, Rhea, Weston, Baine, Saber, Storm and Steele; her sisters Terri (Taras), Angie and Chrissie; her inlaws Karen & Dwight, Joyce & Martin, David & Dianne, Roy & Heather and Janice; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her parents, Nat & Rosina Brezden; her inlaws, George and Bernice Graham and her grandson, Taber (“TJ”).
Judy had a passion for teaching. She was just meant to be a teacher; to help children learn; to show love and guidance. She loved teaching all subjects and ages and a huge piece of her heart belonged to working as a Resource Teacher. Her passion for teaching took her on a journey to many places. She spent time teaching in Grandview, Nelson House, Switzerland, Brandon, Birtle, Foxwarren and Keeseekoowenin. She taught countless children and loved each one of them. She didn’t call them students as most teachers do. They were “her kids”.
Judy was a gentle, genuine, kind woman. A beautiful soul. She was loved by everyone she met. She had a warm, bubbly personality and was friendly to everyone she met. She loved to shop - some would even call her a shopaholic. She loved buying clothes, makeup and so many purses. She was easily excitable and couldn’t sit still. This is how she got the nickname “Hurricane Judy”. She was very much the rock of the family and always made time to check on everyone and offer support and encouragement when needed. She enjoyed reading and was always sharing books with her family and friends. Judy was a busy farm wife and loved cooking and baking to feed the crew. She always made sure that everyone was fed and happy.
Judy loved with all of her being. Her precious grand babies were her pride and joy. She told everyone about her grandchildren and glowed when she did so.
She leaves behind nothing but beautiful, loving memories. The world truly was a better place with her in it. Judy was an angel long before she gained her wings.
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