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JUDITH MCLEOD (CHATTERLEY)
Born: Aug 06, 1941
Date of Passing: Nov 19, 2022Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
With overwhelming grief and unending farewell tears, we announce the passing of our beloved, Judy. Judy valiantly fought to defend against the cruel effects of cancer. Regrettably, it was too much to overcome. The angels escorted Judy to her final resting place in heaven on November 19, 2022.
Judy was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Irene Chatterley. She leaves behind wonderful memories to her husband of 59 years, Brian, son Lindsay (George), their son Austin, daughter Lori Macario (Paul), their son Jordan, brother Donald Chatterley (Diane), sister-in-law Helen Smith, brother-in-law Murray McLeod (Connie), and many nieces and nephews and their children, about all of whom she deeply cared.
Judy was born on August 6, 1941, in Winnipeg. She attended Lord Roberts school and Churchill High school. She graduated from nursing school at the Winnipeg General Hospital in 1962 and, by 1967, was head nurse of the surgical ward. During the years that followed, Judy worked part time on various hospital wards while raising her two children. In 1984, she joined the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Health Science Centre where her strong drive and tenacity led her to earn further academic credentials as an Infectious Disease Practitioner. With this designation, Judy found her career both challenging and fulfilling with shared publications in numerous infection control journals. In 2004, the Health Sciences Centre presented Judy with the nursing excellence award. One of her favourite career highlights was co-founding "Bug Day", an annual event that educates health care workers on infectious diseases and mitigation measures.
In 2005, Judy retired and was immediately recruited by CancerCare Manitoba to develop and maintain an infection control program. Judy was instrumental in setting up the infection control spaces, practices, and programs until her second retirement in 2019. She found her calling in health care.
Judy was a long-time member of the Lutheran Church of the Cross, a church that her maternal grandfather helped to establish which provided the foundation to her relationship with God.
In her earlier years, she enjoyed the camaraderie of being part of the Junior League of Winnipeg, and was vice-chair of its thrift store. Within her Riverview neighbourhood, she found friendships and satisfaction with the Good Neighbour group. On a very personal level, Judy formed a team of health care workers, family, and friends called the "HSC Heelers" that annually participated in the MS Walk.
Judy was a talented pianist and gourmet cook. She loved preparing holiday meals for her family, especially at Easter, her favourite time of year. Judy was a patron of the arts and greatly enjoyed attending Manitoba Theatre Centre with Brian for over 35 years in addition to the ballet and symphony orchestra. She enjoyed swimming and luncheons with her good friends, the occasional bomber game and summer nights at the Goldeye Baseball games, especially if there were fireworks. She also appreciated quiet time with a good book or her favourite television show.
Judy's smile could light a room, her red hair was her signature, her humour was sharp and so too was her detailed storytelling.
Judy went through life in a quiet manner and did not like being in the spotlight. Keeping with her wishes, no formal service will be held. It was her hope that all the people who were touched by her life would understand.
Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Judy's memory to a charity of your choice.
Family and friends may sign a book of condolence at www.glenlawn.ca
Glen Lawn Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 26, 2022
Condolences & Memories (8 entries)
On behalf of the WGH/HSC Nursing Alumni we extend our sincerest condolences to Judy's family and friends. It is evident that Judy had a remarkable career in nursing with outstanding accomplishments, truly a nursing alumni treasure. Judy was a cherished classmate, remembered as a very lovely person who was fun to be with, she will be missed. - Posted by: Marian Ulyatt (WGH/HSC Nursing Alumni Friendship Convenor) on: Dec 01, 2022
I was very saddened to hear the news of Judy's passing. I worked with Judy when she joined CancerCare Manitoba to start up the Infection Control Services with Dr. E.J. Bow. Judy was a true friend - not only was she the consummate professional when it came to her IC role, she was also a lot of fun, a great storyteller, and always showed an interest in others. She enjoyed relaying stories about her family, children and grandchild (1 at that time) and family trips. She loved all of you so much and was proud of you. I miss her at CCMB. My sincere sympathies to all of you. - Posted by: Ingrid Anderson (CancerCare Manitoba colleague) on: Nov 30, 2022
Judy and I were at Lord Roberts and Churchill schools together for all our school years. We became very close friends, particularly in high school. She was a really special person then. She went into nursing practically right after graduation from grade 12. We had lots of laughs and fun together-she was just that kind of person. Brian and her family will certainly be in our thoughts. They have lost a very, very special someone from their lives. Sharron and Jim. - Posted by: Sharron Ballendine (High School Friend) on: Nov 29, 2022
I had the pleasure of meeting Judy on numerous occasions usually for vaccinations. She became very friendly with me, stopping by the desk and always smiling and giving a compliment or two. I would try to out-compliment her :-) I always loved her funky red hair, her fashion sense, and always a smile on her face. We had a few chats over the years, short but very memorable. Enough to show me what a kind and caring human being she was. A real gem! Rest in Peace Judy and sending hugs to family, friends and all that knew her. - Posted by: Linda Norton (co-worker) on: Nov 28, 2022
My heart hurts with this news. Judy had an office next door to mine when I first started at CancerCare Manitoba and I was so lucky to have her there. She was one of the few people who took the time to get to know me in my junior position. We shared many chats and many more laughs. She was such a firecracker and made my days so much better. Over the years as I moved on to other departments, I saw Judy less but whenever we found ourselves in the same space, she always made time to reconnect with me. It was so meaningful to me. I will miss these encounters. Sending my deepest sympathies to all her loved ones. - Posted by: Carrie O'Conaill (Colleague ) on: Nov 28, 2022
I was fortunate enough to be welcomed into the McLeod home for many years. Both Judy and Brian always showed kindness, patience and a stability that had a great influence on me. The memories of those years will forever be with me. - Posted by: Monique De Pape-Iwan (Friend of the family) on: Nov 27, 2022
We met Judy 20 years ago when it was announced that her daughter Lori and our son Paul were engaged..we then celebrated their wedding in Mexico and had so much fun..Judy and I even tandemed para sailed..what a hoot..the next year we once again attended another wedding in Mexico..I remember when we all went to Disneyworld and how shocked I was when Judy went on the highest rollercoaster..will miss you Judy - Posted by: Sonia and Stan Macario (Friends) on: Nov 26, 2022
My heartfelt condolences to Judy’s family. I previously worked at CancerCare and worked part-time for Judy in the Medical Oncology/Hematology department. She was a lovely lady, tirelessly working to promote and make patients and staff aware of the importance of washing hands, the infection control policies and procedures and the infamous Bug Day, etc etc. I enjoyed working with her, her kindness and infectious laugh I will always remember. Rest in peace Judy. ❤️ - Posted by: Leslie Eskra (Former co-worker/assistant at Cancercare Manitoba) on: Nov 26, 2022
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