Judy Anne HERDER (nee Parker)

Judy Anne HERDER (nee Parker)


Judy Anne (nee Parker)

Aug. 2, 1944 – Apr. 6, 2016

Judy passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, after a very courageous battle with cancer. Judy was born to Albert & Ruby Parker in High River, AB. She moved to Red Deer and met the love of her life, her handsome prince, Robert W. Herder, and married in January of 1963. Together they raised Jim (Lisa) Herder and Kim Reno (Craig), welcomed Danielle (Kevin) Silo. Grandchildren followed; Joel Reno, Rayelle (Mike) Byzitter, Colby, Grayson, Teryn Herder, Ryan and Ben Silo, and two very precious great-grandchildren; Mason and Ariel Byzitter. Survived by sisters-in-law; Betty Tisdale, June Hedemark, brother-in-law, Charlie Herder, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. She lived a very active life. She sang in the Red Deer Musical Theatre, sang in the Sylvan Lake Sympathy Band, along with weddings, funerals, lodges, and nursing homes. She often sang “Oh Canada” at Rodeos with her grandchildren in tow. She was a lifetime board member of the Red Deer Westerner and was the entertainment Director of the exposition. She was a founding member of the Sylvan Lake Food Bank and the Care & Share. Judy was also the Sylvan Lake Welcome Wagon hostess for many years as well as hosting the welcome wagon bridal and baby showers. She was the hostess and Director for the Shaw Cable’s Sylvan Showcase. She received numerous awards including Sylvan Lake’s Citizen of the year twice, Farm Family of the year, KG & CKRD Country Citizen of the Day. Judy was also a member of the Kinnettes and the Red Hat Ladies. The door was always open for anyone. Special thanks to Dr. Bahlis at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Unit 32 Nurses and Doctors at the Red Deer Regional hospital. A Celebration of Judy’s Life will be held at the Harvest Centre, Westerner Park, Red Deer, on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Donations in Judy’s honor may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 101-6751 52 Avenue, Red Deer, AB, T4N 4K8.

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