After a courageous 8 month battle with Pancreatic Cancer, Judy May McQuay passed away peacefully at home on October 5th, 2016. Born on May 4th, 1950, the eldest daughter of Glenn and Dorothy McQuay, she was born in Stettler, AB and grew up with her many brothers and sisters on farms in Stettler and the surrounding area.
Coming from a large family, Judy set out and started her own little family in 1971 when she gave birth to a son, Dean. Shortly after Doug and Judy had three more children, their daughters, Jodi, Darla, and Corrie. Soon after the youngest Corrie was born, Judy moved her tribe to the family homestead in Nevis, AB. here on the farm, with her children under the watchful eye of Glenn and Dorothy, Judy was able to go to Red Deer College and finish her Nursing Diploma with honors. Immediately hired on as a Registered Nurse in Stettler, Judy spent her 30 plus years in different positions within the hospital until her retirement in October 2015.
When Judy wasn’t busy working or taking care of others, her favourite thing to do was spend time with her family, especially her four grandsons, Declan, Josh, Zach, and Elliott. You could often find her on the football field or at the hockey rink watching the boys play.
Judy is survived by husband Doug Cook of Stettler; children: Dean McQuay of Edmonton, Jodi McCord (Chris Dalueg) of Stettler, Darla (Logan) Smith of Alhambra, and Corrie (Max) Menard of Red Deer; grandchildren: Declan, Josh, Zach, Paige, Kally, Hunter, Brandon, Zoey, and Elliott; mother: Dorothy McQuay of Stettler; fur grand babies Max and Teeka; brothers and sisters: Dave (Ev) Anderson, Dale McQuay, Carol (Walter) Paisley, Ron McQuay, Sandra McQuay, Barry (Shelann) McQuay, and Grant (Carrie) McQuay; brothers in law: Kevin Cook and Kenneth Cook; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and a host of many dear friends.
Judy was predeceased by her dad Glenn McQuay, sister Joyce McQuay and her mother in law Dorothy Cook.
A memorial service will take place at the Stettler Community Hall on Monday October 24th at 2pm.
In memory of Judy, donations may be made to the Stollery Childrens Hospital c/o
STETTLER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM,
Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0,
who were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements, 403-742-3422.
To send or view condolences to the family, please visit www.stettlerfuneralhome.com