Judith Patterson OWN R.I.P.

Written by  //  January 30, 2017  //  Absent Friends, Wednesday Nights  //  4 Comments

Passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 27, 2017, surrounded by friends and with her beloved German Shepherd, by her side. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Jamie Tiller, her loving parents, Glen and Barbara Patterson, and her dear sister Laurie. Judy leaves a large group of close and loving friends from far and wide who will miss her enthusiasm for life. Judy was an Associate Professor of Geology at Concordia University, in Montreal, Quebec, where she taught in the Environmental Geoscience B.Sc. programme. Her formal education was in the geological sciences, with a B.Sc. (Hons.) from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, an M.Sc. from the University of Calgary, and a Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. She did her graduate studies in the Baker Lake region of the Northwest Territories, and maintained a love of the far north throughout her life. Her recent area of research was modern environments, in particular the impact of fossil fuel combustion on the atmosphere, and specifically from the transportation sector. Her work has been published in a variety of journals. Judy was an ardent world traveller having visited Japan, Southeast Asia, Iran, the British Isles and in recent years enjoyed trips to the Himalaya Mountains in China, Sikkim and Nepal. An avid curler during the winter months, Judy cherished her free days in the summer at her cottage on Aylen Lake in the Madawaska Valley of Ontario. Many thanks to Dr. Ellen Rosenberg, the nurses and staff of the CLSC and NOVA, The Equinoxe Caregivers, and all the staff at McGill University Health Centre, Cedars Cancer Centre. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at the James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Blvd. Kingston Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Kingston Humane Society. Arrangements for a celebration of life in Montreal will be announced at a later date.
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Montreal-Centreville, September 04, 2009. Workman make repairs to the Marriot on Peel Avenue, near the corner of Sherbrooke Avenue, in downtown Montreal on Friday, September 4th, 2009. Gazette Photo J. Galbraith.

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4 Comments on "Judith Patterson OWN R.I.P."

  1. Diana Thebaud Nicholson January 30, 2017 at 6:58 pm ·

    What a sad day. Judy was a good soul and always smiling or laughing. I was honoured to photograph, her and Jamie’s wedding. How can such an effervescent person be taken so soon? Life just doesn’t make much sense at times. This is one of those times. My deepest regards to her family and friends. She lives on in our warmest memories.
    Robert (Galbraith).

  2. Diana Thebaud Nicholson January 31, 2017 at 3:29 pm ·

    Hi Diana,
    Thanks very much for the sad and shocking news. Judith’s deeply informed reflections and enlightened presence will be sorely missed. Condolences and bon courage to those who knew her and now mourn her passage.
    Thank you again for sharing the news.
    Guy Stanley

  3. Diana Thebaud Nicholson January 31, 2017 at 3:35 pm ·

    What terrible news. I knew she had been fighting cancer but did not realize it had returned. She was so thoughtful, open-minded and caring as well as being a great intellect. I know you will be missing a beloved friend. My thoughts are with you.
    Catherine Gillbert

  4. Diana Thebaud Nicholson February 4, 2017 at 6:53 pm ·

    Dear Diana,
    I am devastated by this terrible news. Judith was such a positive and energetic model for those suffering from this awful disease and for those of us who share their suffering. And, of course, her presence at Wednesday Night was always a source of intelligence, stimulation and insight. We will miss her terribly.
    Sam (Stein)

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