Kalinczuk, Judith Louise

KALINCZUK, Judith wNovember 17, 1948 – June 25, 2016
at the age of 67 years

A memorial service will be held at the Five Corners Pentecostal Church on July 5th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., with a tea to follow, which is generously being provided by the members of the church.

Judith Louise Kalinczuk, 67, passed away June 25th 2016 in her own home surrounded by family and friends after a brave fight against cancer.  Judith was born in Edmonton, Alberta on November 17, 1948 and moved to Armstrong B.C. with her family in 1966, where she graduated from high school in 1967. In her younger years Judith had a great love of horses and excelled in sports such as basketball, softball and shot-put. In her adult years she was an enthusiastic leader in the Girl Guide movement and her TOPS group and continued to enjoy softball, golf, going to the gym, reading, knitting, walking, travelling and scrap booking. In the last few years she also became a member of a Singles group, Hospital Auxiliary and the Lawn bowling club. In her down time Judith was happy to be socializing with her many friends and family. Judith walked many miles for the relay for life, her last relay was just two weeks before her death, and although she was unable to participate in the walk, she was a great motivator for the rest of us from her lawn chair.  Judith was a great cook, and worked as such, for many years to help support her family. She is probably most remembered for her many, many years of service at the Salmon Arm Golf Club.

Judith was pre deceased by her parents Doug and Hendrika Jackson; her sister Edna, Edna’s husband Rick Walsh; and the father of Judith’s children, John Kalinczuk. Judith is survived by her four loving children Jodi, Janice (Curtis), John (Candi) and Jay-Lyn, as well as her grandchildren Kalvin, Kendra, Olivia, Hannah, Abigail, Frankie, Sawyer and many other children who call her Grandma. Also survived by her brother Steve (Shirley), sister Donna (Alan), brother Brian (Donna), sister Jennie, and many cousins, nieces, nephews and close friends. Judith is known by her family and friends for her positive outlook on life and her stoic approach to the hardships she encountered; she faced life like a Champ!

The family would like to thank the many medical professionals who were so instrumental in her treatment, with special thanks to her family doctor and the cancer clinic at SLGH who encouraged her for the last three and a half years.

The family would like to encourage donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, PO Box 3451, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4S2, to recognize Judith’s life and her courageous battle against cancer.


  1. On behalf of Deryl Hosier’s family we would like to say how sorry we are for the loss of such an amazing woman. Her story of her fight with cancer gave Deryl the courage and strength to fight his battle too. She was always there to help him through the good and bad times, she gave him hope. Unfortunately Deryl lost his battle with cancer a few hours after Judith . Heaven got 2 courage fighters that day. May they both rest in peace now . Again thank you for giving us a great gift in Judith . The Hosier family

  2. Judy was an original; she was the best company at guide camps and the best person to share a joke with. She will be remembered by us especially for her laugh, her energy, her hugs and her friendship. Unfortunately we were away for her memorial but would like to convey our sincere condolences to all her family especially Jodi, Janice , John and Jay-Lynn.

  3. Sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. She was one of the best Guide leaders I had and she will be missed a lot. I always loved to see her around town and chat for the few minutes I got and her hugs

  4. We are very sorry that we weren’t at your mom’s service today, we didn’t realize it was happening today or we would absolutely have been there. I have a lot of good memories of your mom. I remember her being a great Pathfinder leader, being there to share in our wedding day and in the birth of our children. She was a wonderful, strong, caring person. I will miss seeing her around and having a chat. Take care all of you, our thoughts and prayers are with you. I’ll never forget her.
    Emma Ough and family.

  5. I was sorry to hear of the passing of Judith. she was a long time friend of my families. I first met Judy when I was a toddler living in Rogers Pass. She and my mom spent many hours talking over coffee in Revelstoke. I was sad to hear of her passing and wish to send hugs to Jodi, Janice John Mike and Jay-lyn and their families. May Judi rest in peace.
    Mason, Marian and Irvin Clough Kamloops BC

  6. We met Judith 45 years ago, we both lived in Glacier National Park. Two young families with CP Rail. Many fond memories and laughs. Always gave the best hugs! Rest in peace Judy. Jim and Christie Monteith

  7. Dear Jodi, Janice, John, Jay-Lyn and Hannah,
    sadly we were not able to be with you this morning as you remembered Judith in a Memorial Service.
    We still remember with warm thoughts the times when Judith and the family would be at the ‘midnight’ Christmas Eve Service at St John’s Anglican Church. It seemed to be a traditional time to catch up with you all as you were growing up.
    In more recent times Judith was working at the Food counter at the Village Market in Blind Bay and that is where I reconnected with her. She was a determined person ,willing herself to be around to see the family grow up and that is where Hannah became so important in her life…and we came to know her a little more.Phone calls kept us in touch for several months after this encounter.
    We were sad to know she had lost her battle to live but we know , as was written in her obituary, that she was a fighter and had such a positive outlook on life. We also know that she is at peace and not in pain anymore.
    We wish you all the best in your lives and hope one day that our paths may cross once more and we can share more memories of Judy. We remembered her in prayers Sunday July 3rd at St John’s. God bless and keep you , Lance and Brenda Garren

  8. I met Judy through the Salmon Arm Golf Course in the Ironwood restaurant. I was an employee at the concession on the 8th hole. I found Judy to be kind and generous and enjoyed her awesome soups. She coudn’t taste them herself as her taste buds had diminished so I was her guinea pig so to speak. We became friends and told stories to each other and I got to meet Hanna her grand-daughter. She brought Hanna quite often to the restaurant as she was pretty much taking care of her.
    After Judy left the Ironwood restarant we still kept in contact and she would often visit at the concession and would order a hotdog and a beverage and we would chat for hours about everything and anything. I enjoyed her visits very much. She would sometimes stay for an hour or 2 just to kill time I guess. I saw her for the last time (but I didn’t know it at the time) at Uptown Askews about 2 weeks ago. I gave her a big hug and she said that would probably be the last hug. I looked at her and said that is not going to happen. Well,it was the last time…..Judy I will miss you…you were a good listener and a good friend.

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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