October 1953 – September 2011,
passed away suddenly last week surrounded by loved ones. Judy was born in Victoria, BC, where she lived until she was 12, when her family moved to Powell River, BC. She graduated from the University of Victoria, taught briefly in Kelowna, BC before settling in Parksville. Judy was a passionate educator, who taught in many of the district’s schools.
Judy was predeceased by her Dad, Alan Jones and survived by her mother, Jessie Jones. She will be forever remembered by: her loving partner Roelof Elzinga, children of Jim Powell, Graham Powell (Ashley), Jeanette Martin (Mike) and Ian Powell, treasured grandchild Isabella Martin, sisters, Lynne Broekhuizen (Jack) and Alma Van’t Schip (Brian), brother, Wayne Jones (Suzy) and countless other friends, family, co-workers and students. She will be fondly remembered by all who were fortunate to know her. Judy loved the outdoors, traveling, playing and listening to music, spending time with friends and teaching elementary school.
You are invited to join in a Celebration of Judy’s Life on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 1:30pm at the Winchelsea Elementary School gym,
140 Renz Road, Parksville, B.C.