Judith (Judy) Stenback

Obituary of Judith (Judy) Pauline Stenback

February 19, 1955 – Brampton, Ontario

August 1, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta


Judy Stenback of Calgary, AB passed away at home on Monday, August 1, 2022 at the age of 67 years.


Judy had “Sisu”, a proud Finn. She loved to laugh, hug, talk for hours on the phone, old movies, saunas, lakes, and travelling. She also enjoyed every kind of seafood, anything salty, cheese, and red wine,  and especially she really loved all of us. She disliked meatloaf, cheese whiz and corn, as well as pretty much every Kevin Costner film and was terrified of most dogs.


Judy was a proud and wonderful Mom. Judy was raised in Thunder Bay, and lived in many places, including Waterloo, Victoria, Terrace, California, and St. Albert, among others, before settling in Calgary in the early 90’s. Judy graduated from Wilfred Laurier and worked as a social worker for Calgary Family Services, Families First and the Alberta Government for many years before retirement.


Judy had many adventures, including a trip around the world, a voyage to Germany, many epic camping trips, and a special trip to Hawaii. She loved returning to Thunder Bay for summers spent by the water.


Judy is survived by her daughters, Jasmin and Christel; sons-in-law, Tom and Bryce and beloved grandchild, Heath; as well as Jasmin and Christel’s Dad and Judy’s former spouse Klaus. Judy is also survived by sisters, Sonja and Ruth, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many amazing life long friends.


Judy’s urn will travel east and be laid to rest in Thunder Bay in a family plot in the fall. Family, friends and co-workers are invited to join us for a Celebration of Judy’s Life taking place in Calgary at Southern Alberta Pioneers Lodge, 3625 4th Street SW from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2022. Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed here.

In living memory of Judy Stenback, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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