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Born: Dec 13, 1953

Date of Passing: Jul 14, 2021

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Judith Darlene Cherrey (nee Ostryzniuk), aged 67 of Minnetrista, MN passed away on July 14, 2021. Born December 13, 1953 in Virden, Manitoba.
Survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Don; son Mark (Breanna) and daughter Amanda (Will); grandchildren, Clara and Anders Cherrey; mother Rosie Ostryzniuk; sister Diane (Emile) Robert and brother Ken (Diane) Ostryzniuk. Judy was a beloved sister-in-law and auntie to the extended Cherrey family. She was predeceased by her father Paul Ostryzniuk and her grandmother Annie Skrypetz.
Judy grew up in Beausejour, Manitoba and attended school there. Judy was extremely proud of her Ukrainian heritage and loved to tell stories of her upbringing with her many cousins, aunts and uncles. She worked for the Bank of Montreal until she became a full-time, stay at home mom. Judy lived in Winnipeg until 1980, then in Calgary until 1990 before moving to Minnesota, living in Plymouth and Minnetrista. She made lifelong friends wherever she went.
Judy was a member of the Medina Golf & Country Club in Minnesota and the Bermuda Dunes Country Club in Palm Springs, California. She was also a devoted hockey mom and enjoyed knitting, book club and bowling. Judy's biggest joy in life was being "Baba" to her grandchildren.
Celebration of Life service at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 19, 2021 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 7401 County Road 101, Maple Grove, MN. A livestream of the service will be available at during the service and for 60 days after. A luncheon will be held at the Rush Creek Golf Course clubhouse immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in Judy's memory to the Park Nicollet Foundation in support of the Frauenshuh Cancer Center.

Assisting the family:
Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapel in Plymouth, MN, USA (

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 17, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • We were privileged to meet and get to know Judy and Don through Freida and Greg. We always looked forward to visits with the Cherrey’s over the last few years in Palm Springs. Judy was a special person with her sense of humour and big heart. If you met her you loved her. Our condolences to Don and the family. Nick and Joyce - Posted by: Nick & Joyce Totte (Friends) on: Jul 18, 2021

  • Deepest sympathies to Don and their family. - Posted by: Theresa Hunter (Hnatiuk) (School friend ) on: Jul 17, 2021

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