July 30, 1945 to April 11, 2012

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of Judith (Judy) Anne Schlaffke at the age of 66 years. She was born at Grand Forks, B.C., to Eugene and Lena Goffinet. Judy moved to New Denver, B.C., after graduating and that is where she met her soul mate and love of her life, Dieter. They lived at Lilloett, B.C,, Vanderhoof, B.C., Prince George, B.C., and finally settling at Calgary, Alberta. Judy loved to travel and had been on many vacations with friends and family. Her love of camping, fishing, and animals will always be remembered.

Judy is survived by her husband and best friend of 44 years, Dieter; daughter, Bev (Tim); son, Gord; and her most treasured grandchildren, Nathan and Jacie. She also leaves behind her sisters, Ardis and Lorraine; and brothers, Robert and Philip; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Judy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She fought a long tough battle with lung disease and was surrounded by her family when she passed. Judy’s passion for life, her grandchildren, animals and family will be greatly missed. She touched all who knew her with her sense of humor and kindness.

Special thanks to Dr. Law, Dr. Helmerson, Dr. McFadden, Unit 39 at the Peter Lougheed and Dr. Sharma and all the nurses at the Santurai Hospice for all your care and dignity you gave her. At Judy’s request, there will be no funeral service. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic, Foothills Hospital, Calgary AB or your local Humane Society.

We sat beside your bedside,

Our hearts were crushed and sore;

We did our best to the end,

‘Till we could do no more.

In tears we watched you sinking;

We watched you fade away;

and though our hearts were breaking,

We knew you could not stay.

You left behind our aching hearts,

That loved you most sincere;

We never shall and never will forget you

Be at peace and breathe easy,

We will love you always.

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