It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mother,
Julie (Turnbull) Willdey. She will be deeply missed.
Julie was predeceased by her loving husband LCdr Tom Willdey, and her
parents, Mildred (Porter) and Gordon Turnbull.
Julie was born and raised in Digby, NS. She graduated from Acadia in
1964, went on to complete her B.Ed at Dalhousie, and obtained a
business diploma from Mount Saint Vincent.
Julie taught mathematics for a few years but luckily for us she chose
to stay home with her family. What a treat to arrive home to our sweet
mother and home-baked brown bread throughout our childhood! Julie was
known by many for her delicious pies and you could always count on a
pair of hand-knit socks or mittens.
Julie was a person of faith and lived her life serving and caring for
others. She volunteered much of her time helping those in need. Julie
was very active in her church community; she was a long time member of
the Catholic Women’s League, taught Sunday School for many
years, and served in church ministries. Julie was a member of the Red
Hat Society and loved spending time with her knitting friends, the
She is survived by her three children, Karla (David), Katherine
(John), and Brian. Gram will be dearly missed by her grandchildren,
Willy, Elliott, Lila, Jack, and Sophia and by her great grandchildren,
Clara-June and Harvey. She leaves behind two loyal brothers, Perry
(Elizabeth) Turnbull and Robert (Janice) Turnbull along with many
special nieces, nephews and wonderful relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 … 8:00 pm on Friday June 29th
at Snow’s Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax. The
Catholic service will be held at Snow’s Funeral Home on Saturday
June 30th at 1:00 pm. Reception and Interment to follow.
Donations in Julie’s memory may be made to the ALS Society of
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Juliana Belle Julie Willdey 19432018.source