Obituary of Judith Emslie
November 17, 1943 – January 28, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, and grandmother at the age of 75.
Judy passed away peacefully at home with family by her side. She was the cherished wife of Fred. Married 52 years, together they raised 4 children, Frederick (Robin), Michael (Nelida), Deborah (Lance), and John. She was adored by her 7 grandchildren, Megan, Madison, Gillian, Michael, Allison, Christopher, and Jeffrey.
Judy was the daughter of Raymond and Constance Crothall and daughter-in-law of Fred and Mary Alice Emslie (all predeceased). Loving sister to Barry (predeceased), Dawn (Ted) Yarker, and Raymond Crothall. Sister-in-law to Marlene Emslie (predeceased). Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews.
Judy was a strong, determined, generous, creative,and giving woman. Along with Fred, they grew a successful business (Fred Emslie Ltd) on Avenue Road in North York and later in Downsview. Judy spent countless hours giving back to her community. She was a dedicated volunteer at Armour Heights PS, Ledbury Park E&MS, and Lawrence Park CI, as well as many other charities and organizations. She was part of many grass roots initiatives that are still operating today. In 1990 she was recognized as Volunteer of the Year in North York .
Judy was always willing to step up where needed and could always be counted on to help. She was creative and talented, known for her cakes, gingerbread houses, and crafts. She spent her retired years sharing her skills around the Orillia area. Upon Fred’s retirement, they spent their winters in St. Pete Beach, Florida, where they made longstanding friendships at the Friendly Native with people from across Canada and the U.S. Summers were spent at the cottage on Lake Simcoe . No matter where she was, family was always her priority. Judy was one of a kind and she will never be forgotten. She will always be in our hearts.
Friends and family will be received at R.S. Kane Funeral Home 6150 Yonge St, North York , ON on Friday, February 1 from 7 – 9pm and Saturday, February 2 at 12:30pm until the time of service at 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Diabetes Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be made at www.rskane.ca
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Judith
Emslie 1943 2019..
Décès pour la Ville:Toronto, Province: Ontario