RIP: Judith Slater


SLATER, Judith Joyce

Judith Slater, 91 passed away peacefully at Colonel By, Revera Retirement Home, Ottawa, on Friday, August 11th, 2023.

Judith will be sadly missed by her children: James (wife Anne), Timothy (wife Lisa), Elizabeth (husband Jim), Simon (wife Daniela), and daughter Emma. Her grandchildren Craig (wife Ashling), Sarah, Derek (wife Jenna), Charlotte (husband Gavin), Jesse (his fiancée Alison), Olivia, Christopher (wife Olivia), Gillian (boyfriend Skyler), Michael and Sarah. Great grandchildren Maggie, Hunter, Georgia, Mae, Layla and Kodi.

She will also be fondly remembered by her niece, Helen Green, her nephew, Adam Benge (wife Kim), and their children Christopher and Peter, her cousin Joyce and her nephews, Dennis and Roy Slater (wife Jackie) of England.

Judith is pre-deceased by her husband, John Slater, her sister Beryl Benge, and her niece, Louise Benge.

Judith and John moved to Deep River from England in October of 1966 to begin a full and active life within the community. Judith was a dedicated Deep River and District Hospital Volunteer as well as being President of the Hospital Auxiliary. She helped run the Deep River Hospital Gift Shop and was an active volunteer at the Deep River Library. She also enjoyed delivering Meals on Wheels.

She was an avid golfer and looked forward to playing Bridge with her friends. She and John were members of the Deep River Cricket and Tennis clubs. They enjoyed the local dances and parties (she often started the festivities with a glass of Dubonnet).

She loved when her family was around and was delighted to play many games with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We will miss her giving nature, love of cryptic crosswords, and her delicious English fare.

Thank you to the many Personal Support Workers and friends who helped support her and the family.

As per Judith’s wishes, cremation has taken place at the Cole Funeral Home in Ottawa. To celebrate Judith’s life, her family will be hosting a Celebration of Life at 17 Kelvin Crescent, the Slater Homestead, on Saturday, October 14th. The open house will take place from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one of the following charities: the Deep River and District Hospital Foundation, Kidney Foundation of Canada, Alzheimer’s Society of Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Any donation would be greatly appreciated by the family. Thank you.

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