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Born: Dec 08, 1941

Date of Passing: Feb 01, 2022

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February 1, 2022

Judy Giles (nee Mitchell/nee Smith) passed away peacefully on February 1, 2022. Born on December 8, 1941 she lived 80 years on this earth, leaving love in her wake.
Judy is predeceased by her parents, Lorne and Anne Smith; and her brothers, Larry Smith and Craig Smith.
Judy is survived by her husband of more than 35 years, Francis Giles. Her children, Gerald Mitchell, Cheryl (Chris) Wendl, Kim (Edwin) Krueger and Jeffrey Mitchell (Sherry). Her sister Laureen Rosenblat (Norm). Her grandchildren: Jade LaLiberty, Justin LaLiberty, Mandy Krueger, Kaileen Krueger, Jaylen Mitchel-Fostyk and Brendan Mitchell-Fostyk. And a number of other family members and friends who will miss her dearly.

Dearest mother, your pain is gone.
Left is your forever loving husband and
a beautiful legacy in your children, who
are passing it along to their children.
We see the good you have brought to
this world and know that the
memory of you lives on in us.

A celebration of Judy's life will be held on March 13, 2022 in the company of family and close friends at the home of Judy and Francis Giles in Kemnay, Manitoba.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 12, 2022

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • I am truly to sorry to hear of Judy’s passing, she was such a fun part of my youth and memories. My Mum and her became quite close as I was brought (sometimes with Uncle Blair, often with Laureen and Danielle) to Brandon on many week-end visits; including a memorable cousin trip to Yellowstone Park - with both Judy and Francis. Miss. Fussbudget is what Judy affectionately called me- as I was a picky eater and didn’t appreciate her excellent cooking and baking. But I remember the laughs my Mum, her and Laureen loved to have together- Cheryl too! The dinners, the quaint shopping trips to Virden, or tea in Brandon. The things I have grown to appreciate too, in large part because of those experiences with Judy, Francis and her family. The quite walks down the gravel path in Kemnay; the political knowledge about what was happening in Brandon (Judy seemed to know all the ins and outs of the town); and the stops for tea and “fresh air” where ever we went. All leave smiles and reminder on the importance of patience and taking time to enjoy life’s many little beautiful moments. Priceless. Live, laugh and love- I think this is what she and my Mum tried to do and enjoy through all the tough life brings our way. I think they had it right, and were getting some time to just let go and enjoy. I know there are so many giggles going on up there right now as she is happily received by so many before us. There is peace in believing they get to rest together. Condolences to all who have lost her. In love and kind always, Kristin and McKenna (cousins) - Posted by: Kristin McLean (Cousin) on: Feb 24, 2022

  • Judy and I were first cousins. She was quite a few years older than me and I can remember calling her Aunt Judy when I was a kid. Our family used to visit back and forth with Judy’s family in our younger years and I was particularly close with my cousin Gerald, Judy’s son. As the years passed my Mom and Dad maintained a close relationship with Judy and Frances and often spoke about Judy’s cooking and hospitality and the woodworking skills of Frances. My older sister Debbie was very close with Judy and she enjoyed their many visits to Reston and Brandon and used to drag my brother Blair along as he always enjoyed Judy’s cooking and hospitality and her hearty laugh. Deepest condolences from the Simpson family to Judy’s family and Reenie and Norman and all their extended families. I was always remember Judy as a warm and caring person who preserved through tough times while taking care of her kids-Gerald, Kim, Cheryl and Jeffrey. My condolences to all of their families. Heaven has gained a kind genuine soul and a good cook with a hearty laugh - Posted by: Gary Simpson (First Cousin) on: Feb 21, 2022

  • So sorry for your loss. Maureen Fryza - Posted by: Maureen Fryza (Aunt) on: Feb 12, 2022

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