HOUSE, Judy - It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Judith (Judy) House (nee Elliott), beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Judy passed away peacefully, surrounded by love, on Saturday, April 16, after a courageous battle with cancer and a mere four months following the passing of her beloved husband Lou.
Judy is survived by her children Sheilah Scrocchi (Martin), Michael House (Donna), John House (Louise Scrocchi), James House (Aileen) and Thomas House (Staci Berner); grandchildren Ellen, Sonia, Shannon, Monica, Nathan, Meredith, Meara; and great-grandchildren Nash and Wesley. Judy was preceded in death by her husband Lou, her sister Margaret Baumbach (Bert), and her parents Frederick and Margaret Elliott (nee Kidd).
Judy was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario in 1938 and graduated from London Teacher’s College in 1959. Following graduation, Judy accepted an invitation to a party that changed her life, as it was there she met Lou. They married in 1960 and, following stints in Toronto and Sault Ste. Marie, they settled in St. Thomas, Ontario. Judy served in various teaching roles before starting her next phase of life managing a bustling home with 5 children. This required an impressive level of planning and organization that Judy maintained throughout her life. Judy also worked in the insurance business before retiring in 1994 in London, Ontario. In addition, Judy served in a volunteer capacity assisting a variety of charitable organizations over the course of her life. Summers were spent with family and friends at the cottage on Pigeon Lake. Judy loved the lake and when she had a rare quiet moment, she could be found on the deck, book in hand, enjoying the beauty and solitude.
Judy made such an effort around holidays and family events. She was a gracious host and happily welcomed family and friends to celebrate with her. Becoming a grandmother and great grandmother were her biggest joys. Each of her grand- and great grandchildren had a unique bond with her. Judy was a devoted Nana who loved everyone with an open heart.
We are so lucky to have a lifetime of memories to comfort us as we navigate our grief. Judy was a blessing in all the lives she touched and she will be dearly missed.
The family would like to thank Judy’s medical team and the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice for their compassionate care towards her during her final days.
A private service will be held. Cremation has taken place.
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