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Butler; Judith Clare

Posted By Obits On October 11, 2013 @ 4:55 pm In Obituaries | 81 Comments


BUTLER – Judith C.,  70, of Milton, Queens County, passed away peacefully in QE II, Health Science Centre, Halifax on Friday, October 11, 2013.

Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Dora (Carver) Mills.

Judy graduated from Liverpool Regional High School in 1960 and attended Nova Scotia Normal College in Truro and Dalhousie University where she received her Teacher’s Certification. She taught in Hamilton, ON, as well as various schools throughout Nova Scotia including Colchester/East Hants, South Shore Regional School District, Adult Vocational School in Truro and Shelburne Group Home.  She was a former co-owner, with her late husband Eric, and manager of  Motel Transcotia in Brooklyn.  In her later years, she provided private in-home care to various people in and around Liverpool.

She is survived by her daughters Kelly (Jeff) Whalen of Liverpool, Kimberly Roy (Scott Smiley) of Beaverbank, Wanda Heath and Deborah Noseworthy, both of NL, her sons Dave (Julia) and Ken , both of NL. Her grandchildren Chelsea, Brett, Colby, Bruce, Dara, Crystal, Tania, Gregory, Adam, Tony, Hayley and Kyle. Her brother Father Wayne of Kirkland Lake, ON.

She was predeceased by her husband Eric.

Visitation will be Monday, October 14, 2013 from 7 until 9 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Funeral service will be Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. from Trinity Anglican Church, Liverpool. Reverend Judy Cross officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Anglican Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Rose Fund or to the Sunshine Room, QEII, Health Science Centre, Halifax. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com.


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Condolence from Brenda and Jeff Foley on October 11th, 2013 5:22 pm

Kelly and family,

So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Keep your memories of her close to your heart and she will always be with you.

Brenda and Jeff Foley

Condolence from Marion Seamone on October 11th, 2013 5:23 pm

Kelly, Kim and families; keeping you close in thought and wishing you comfort during this sad and difficult time. Treasure your memories,they last forever.With sympathy and caring

Condolence from MARILYN WHYNOT on October 11th, 2013 5:23 pm

To Kim & Kelly just to let you know that you that I am thinking of you both at this sad and difficult time.Always remember the special times that you have all spent together and with family and friends to help you get through.

Condolence from peter and sherry ozon on October 11th, 2013 5:59 pm

I am so sorry for your loss thinking of you all our thoughts and prayers are with you all xo

Condolence from Beverly and Mike Llewellyn on October 11th, 2013 6:10 pm

Please accept my condolences,
Kim and Kelly. I am so very heavy hearted. She was a most special person and the best cousin in the world.

Condolence from evelyn and ed fisher on October 11th, 2013 6:14 pm

sorry to hear of your moms passing our thoughts and prayers are with you all

Condolence from Peggy & John Whynot on October 11th, 2013 6:21 pm

Dear Kelly, Kim and Families :
So sorry for your loss. We are thinking of all of you with heartfelt sympathy at this most sad and difficult time.

Condolence from Diane Warner (Whynot) on October 11th, 2013 6:22 pm

Kim, Kelly and to all Judy’s Family,
My condolences on your loss, may you keep her alive in the hearts of those closest to you and share stories and memories often. Your mom always had a smile that lit up the room and the spirits of those that came in contact with her. She was a hard worker with a gentle spirit. Hugs to all of you today and for the days ahead.
Take Care, Diane

Condolence from Elaine Kempton & family on October 11th, 2013 6:36 pm

Kim, Kelly & families: So sorry for your loss. Your Mom is at peace now, no more pain or worries. Cherish your memories & keep them close to your heart. Thinking of you & praying for your comfort at this sad time.

Condolence from Peter& Joanie Davies on October 11th, 2013 6:46 pm

To all of Judy’s family,
Thinking of you at this very difficult time, our condolences and prayers. God Bless.

Condolence from Cindy Mooers on October 11th, 2013 6:47 pm

To the family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Judy was a very determined and brave lady. I enjoyed my talks with her. She will be fondly remembered.

Cindy Mooers, Home Support

Condolence from Teresa Smiley on October 11th, 2013 7:49 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss. Take comfort in knowing that your Mom is now at peace and no longer suffering. She will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all that knew her.
Be strong and be there for each other. May all your fond memories help you through the difficult days ahead. xoxo

My sincere condolences

Condolence from david whynot on October 11th, 2013 8:01 pm

iam very to hear of Judy ,s passing iam going to miss her in church Sunday .s Morning our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Condolence from Phyllis & Gerry Leaman on October 11th, 2013 11:46 pm

Wayne & family of Judy
Being a good friend of Judy I was so sad to hear of her passing but know she has no more suffering . She will be missed by so many especially her family. I am sure there were many happy times so you have something to remember of the good times. May God comfort all of you.

Condolence from Susan MacLeod on October 12th, 2013 1:20 am

Dear Kim and Kelly: I am so saddened that you have lost your Mom. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Judy was a dear caring woman, always there for others lending a helping hand. God Bless You.

Condolence from Max and Myra Holdright on October 12th, 2013 2:49 am

Wayne and family,So sorry for your loss.Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.Remember the happy times …they will get you through.God Bless

Condolence from Marie Lamrock on October 12th, 2013 3:15 am

Dear Kelly, Kim and families:

I am saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was such a thoughtful and friendly person, always taking the time to stop and chat no matter how rushed she was. Your loss is great but the memories will give you comfort. Thinking of and praying for you. all. She is at peace now with no more sickness or pain.

Condolence from Carolee Meintzer on October 12th, 2013 3:30 am

Kelly and Kim, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, I can remember spending lots of time at your place in Brooklyn, she was always so kind to me,. Your Mom always had a smile. May she rest in peace. I can’t imagine how you must feel losing your Mom. My sincere sympathy to you and your families. xoxo

Condolence from Linda Moulton on October 12th, 2013 3:44 am

Family ; So sorry for your loss, Judy will be missed and always remembered!! Blessings from the heart !!

Condolence from Steve Kempton on October 12th, 2013 3:58 am

I am very sorry to hear about your lose, Judy was a great person and I always enjoyed stopping and chatting with her. She will be missed in the neighbourhood. Thinking of you all during this time of loss.

Steve Kempton

Condolence from Deb,Chuck Taylor on October 12th, 2013 4:19 am

To all of Judith’s family we send our deepest condolences . God Bless you all and keep you strong in this time of sorrow.

Deb, Chuck

Condolence from Shelly Shupe & Derek Neilson on October 12th, 2013 4:53 am

Kelly, Kim, and family –
We are both saddened to hear of the loss of Judy. She certainly fought a hard, but brave battle. Remember her with a smile, as she would wish for you. Her love and your memories will carry on with all of you.

Condolence from Margo Hanley on October 12th, 2013 4:58 am

Kelly, Kim and families: I am so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. She was such a kind and gentle person and always had time for a quick chat. She suffers no more and is at peace. I pray for you all that you can get through this difficult time together and remember fondly of her love for you all. God Bless.

Condolence from Betty Lou Wamboldt on October 12th, 2013 5:04 am

To: Father Wayne, Kelly and Kimberly and your family. Thinking of you at this time,so sorry. Love. – Betty Lou –

Condolence from Shirley & Paul Shot on October 12th, 2013 5:08 am

Kelly, Kim, Father Wayne and families: It is with a heavy heart that I read of your mother and sister’s passing. She was a beautiful person and loved you all from the moon and back. She is at peace now and I know she will always be in your thoughts and prayers. Her laugh will never be forgotten. She loved teaching and making a difference in her students lives. Take care of each other. God Bless.

Condolence from kendell colp on October 12th, 2013 6:36 am

Kim, Kelly and family…..

We are very sorry to hear about your loss, and send our deepest condolences to you and your family, take care.

Kendell & Karla

Condolence from Karen Oickle on October 12th, 2013 6:38 am

Kelly and Kim…your Mom was one of the sweetest and strongest women , I have ever had the pleasure of caring for at the hospital. And it is obvious to me that she passed those qualities on to you both. It is so hard to watch loved ones go though this journey, but you stayed strong and helped your Mom through, despite your sadness.May she be at peace and may you be able to find room in your hearts for all the wonderful memories she has left with you and all the family. So very sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Doug & Sylvia Zwicker and Brian & Kim Mansfield on October 12th, 2013 6:51 am

we are so sorry to hear of judys passing. our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from keith & virginia on October 12th, 2013 7:22 am

our thoughts are with you and as I said before anything that we can do for you please do not hesitate to ask.

Condolence from Noweta Nickerson, Ron Zwicker and Vincent Oickle on October 12th, 2013 7:55 am

We were saddened to hear this news, So sorry for your loss , our deepest sympathy to all the family

Condolence from linda oakley on October 12th, 2013 8:12 am

Kim Scott and family .my thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow , let the love of your mom and your family and friends guide you through this sad time . also know i love you very much , my heart is there with you now and forever you are very special to me . love momma L xo hugs

Condolence from Kelly & Kim on October 12th, 2013 10:02 am

Kelly & Kim
I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very special person and I will always remember the great memories I shared with your family.

Condolence from karencooke on October 12th, 2013 10:18 am

saddened to hear about judiths passing, just a great lady. always enjoyed my visits with her and penny. prayers to you all

Condolence from Carolyn & George Parnell on October 12th, 2013 10:41 am

Sending our sincere sympathy to the family; our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from Heather Anthony on October 12th, 2013 11:10 am

To Judy’s Family, my sincere condolences to all of you.

Condolence from michelle winters on October 12th, 2013 11:35 am

so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother, Judy was a lovely lady so friendly & kind will miss her I am praying for your families God Bless you.

Condolence from freda jim norman on October 12th, 2013 12:16 pm

father wayne . kelly.kim so very sorry to hear of judys passing she is at peace now no more pain

Condolence from Gail Feeney on October 12th, 2013 12:28 pm

Wayne, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister, she will be missed in the Milton Community. My prayers are with you and Judy’s family during this difficult time.

Condolence from Judi Wamboldt on October 12th, 2013 1:07 pm

Judy had such pride in her children and felt such strong support from you during her illness. She has set a great example of strength and courage for all of us. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Condolence from Shirley Melanson on October 12th, 2013 3:04 pm

Kelly,Kim and families,
I knew your mother for many years and we had many memorable times together.It is very difficult to lose your Mom,but rest assured you did everything you could to make her days the best
they could be, Love, Shirley

Condolence from Donna & Bucky Norman on October 12th, 2013 3:05 pm

May your memories comfort you all at this very difficult time.

Memories keep the one you loved close to you in spirit and thought
and always in your heart, today and forever.

Thinking of you with sympathy

Condolence from Doris Lohnes Schnare on October 12th, 2013 4:18 pm

To Judy’s family; My sincere sympathy to all of you in the death of your mom. She was a great friend in school and, in the years following whenever we met up, she was always so pleasant and friendly. Please know that she was a lovely, caring person. Regards, Doris

Condolence from Janice Mitchell on October 12th, 2013 4:54 pm

Kim, Kelly and families….I was sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. May you find comfort in knowing that her suffering has ended, Now she is at peace and back in your Dad’s arms once again. Judy loved her family and friends and will be missed by many. Rest in Peace Judy…..you are now free of pain and flying with the angels.

Condolence from Manson & Nancy White on October 13th, 2013 6:03 am

Father Wayne, Kelly, Kimberly & Families: Our sincere thoughts & prayers are with you at this time and always.

Condolence from Cookie Trainor on October 13th, 2013 8:35 am

Kelly, Kim and Father Wayne.
My sincere condolences and prayers are with you at this time. Judy and I were in the Holy Angels Girls group from St.Gregory’s Church when we were growing up but her mother Dora and Vi Doucet always called us the Holy Devils group but we had lots of fun anyway. Rest in peace now Judy, you suffered enough.
Love Cookie

Condolence from Lisa Whynott on October 13th, 2013 8:48 am

Kim and Kelly,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. I will always remember the great times and sleep overs at the motel where your mother’s laugh was infectious.


Condolence from Lynda & Richard McLeod on October 13th, 2013 9:25 am

We are so sorry for your loss. God Bless,

Condolence from Darren Horton & Dawn Himmelman on October 13th, 2013 12:36 pm

Kim & Kelly, Our sincere condolences to you and your family, Now it’s time to remember all those cherished moments together since the suffering now has ended. God had a finally opened up his doors and brought her home were she will be safe with your Dad. God Bless you all Darren & Dawn

Condolence from David and Liz on October 13th, 2013 1:26 pm

Jeff, Kelly and family.

We are sending our sincere sympathies to all of you. Sorry we can’t be there, but know we are thinking of you. Take care.Hugs

David and Liz

Condolence from Tracy & Kevin Samuels on October 13th, 2013 3:56 pm

Kim, Kelly and families,

We were very sad to hear the news of your Moms pasising. She was such an amazing lady who will be truly missed by many. I will always miss our chats and her beautiful smile.
Cherish all your good memories, they are so important. Sending many hugs and prayers to help you over the few days.

Condolence from Lynne ,Ellie and Steven on October 13th, 2013 4:46 pm

Dear Kelly ,Kim and Wayne and all family members, We are saddened to hear of your precious mom, sister, grandmother.We will remember her delightful laughter, beauty and her giving spirit to all who came in contact with her.She was my friend and I loved her.I will be praying for you all in the coming days.Lynne

Condolence from John and Marge Telfer on October 13th, 2013 6:50 pm

To. All of Judith!s Family;
Marge and I are very sorry for your lose.We will always remember our visit to Nova Scotia and the great time we had meeting Dora, Judith, and Wayne. May God bless all of her family.
John and Marge Telfer, Apalachin, NY USA.

Condolence from Philip and Holly Smith on October 13th, 2013 7:22 pm

Dear Kelly, Jeff and Chelsea-
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Your Mother was a wonderful lady. We will be thinking of you all in the difficult days ahead.
Philip and Holly Smith

Condolence from Greg Moore and Hanna Anderson on October 13th, 2013 7:29 pm

Our condolences to all of Judith’s family and friends.
We always enjoyed catching up with her when visiting back in Miltion. She was a great person and we will all miss her.

Peace at last. You have our deepest sympathy.

Condolence from Barbara Broom on October 14th, 2013 4:17 am

Dear Kim – so sorry for your loss. You are a strong and loving daughter – my thoughts and prayers remain with you and your family. Sending hugs and sincere condolences.

Condolence from HEIDI & BETTY LOU HUSKINS on October 14th, 2013 7:46 am


Condolence from Viv Croft (Whynot) on October 14th, 2013 8:16 am

Sorry to hear about your moms passing. Judy was such a wonderful person and a great teacher. She will be missed by all who knew her. Cherish the memories cause they can’t be taken away.

Condolence from Sandi Thompson on October 14th, 2013 10:02 am

Sincere condolences to the family. I’m thinking of you all all, please take care and let me know if there is anything at all I can do.

Condolence from Michelle Colp on October 14th, 2013 10:30 am

Dear Kim, Kelly & families:

I am so very sorry to hear about your mom. Please know I am thinking of you all at this very sad time. Please take comfort in knowing that so many people are thinking of you and sharing your grief.


Condolence from lisa bennett on October 14th, 2013 11:17 am

my heart is heavy as i read of ur moms passing ….may god give u strength in the days ahead and may ur memories guide u through,,,all my love and prayers to u kim and ur family…ur mom now has her angel wings and when its ur turn to return home there she will be waiting….with ur wings…..xx

Condolence from Heather Stevens & family on October 14th, 2013 11:22 am

Kim, Kelly & families,

I am so, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a lovely lady. Please know that we are thinking of you during this difficult time and that we’ll keep you in our prayers.

Heather, Rita & family

Condolence from Charmane & Jimmy Kay on October 14th, 2013 11:46 am

Kim and Family. We are so sorry Kimmie for the loss of your precious mom. It is never easy to lose a loved one. There are no words that can take the pain away. May your memories stay alive in your heart and give you comfort during the days and years ahead. You can be a proud daughter. The love and support you gave your mom during her illness was remarkable. Both Jimmy and I will be thinking of you with love and will keep you in our prayers.

Love Charmane & Jimmy (hugs)

Condolence from Linda Baron on October 14th, 2013 3:23 pm

Kim, Kelly and Families: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that your memories will help you through this difficult time. My sincere sympathy to you all. XO Linda

Condolence from joe& melba hubbard on October 14th, 2013 3:37 pm

Dear Kim,Kelly ,Father wayne; so sorry to hear of Judiths passing. please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Melba& Joe.

Condolence from Julie and Billy Haighn on October 14th, 2013 3:55 pm

So sorry for your loss … Thinking of you all

Condolence from Dianne & Keith Beare on October 14th, 2013 7:02 pm

Dear Kelly, Kim & Family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We have such fond memories of our times together. Judy had a great sense of humor and a strong faith that helped her through the rough times. She loved you girls and her Grandchildren very much, you meant everything to her. Her pain and struggles are over and we will see each other one day in heaven. May your happy memories give you comfort in the days ahead.. No one is gone who is remembered.

Condolence from Elizabeth Shein on October 14th, 2013 7:34 pm

Dearest Kim,
My heart is heavy with this news. I know how much your Mom meant to you. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family and friends at this time. By the many beautiful and thoughtful comments here, I can see your Mom was a very special person. You were an amazing caregiver to your Mom Kim and this provided tremendous comfort to her. Sending love and deepest sympathy.

Condolence from Frank and Althea Rowter on October 15th, 2013 4:18 am

To the Family,
So sorry to hear of Judith’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.

Condolence from Sally Fader on October 15th, 2013 5:00 am

Dear Kim & Kelly;

I was so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing but knew that she had been very ill. Please accept my condolences in your time of sorrow. Judy was a wonderful lady and will be missed by many.

Condolence from Pete and Sue McGregor on October 15th, 2013 5:06 am

Sending hugs and holding you in our thoughts. So sorry for your loss Kim.

Condolence from Kathleen Olds on October 15th, 2013 5:19 am

Although I have never met any of Judith’s family,your mom and I were childhood friends. Just want you all to know that my thoughts and my prayers are with you all. God Bless. May she rest in peace.So thankful that I was able to have a visit with her in August.

Condolence from Florence and Robert Douglas on October 15th, 2013 5:38 am

Our sincere sympathies to your family in the loss of Judith. I ( Florence ) am one of the cousins. Your mother and I used to spend a fair amount of time together when we were kids. As we got older we did not see each other very often as our lives went in different directions. Still I remember my slightly older cousin who always looked great and who always had time to talk to me. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from john bain on October 15th, 2013 6:45 am

so saddened of hearing of judys passing. I had the honor of meeting her when she came down from Ontario and we used to work on her car at my fathers garage. my thoughts and prayers are with you at this saddened time. she will always be in our hearts

Condolence from Donna Halverson on October 15th, 2013 8:39 am

I am so saddened by your loss. May your loving memories keep her close to you forever. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

With prayers,
Donna Halverson

Condolence from Kim & Joe Panczyk on October 15th, 2013 4:27 pm


Sending our sincere condolences with the passing of your mom. She was a very fortunate lady to have such a strong family to help her fight such a horrific disease.
Keep memories of your mom close at heart. They are what’s going to bring you smiles to get you through your roughest days ahead.

Condolence from Doug And Pat Lohnes on October 16th, 2013 3:58 am

We were sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. She was a very caring person and will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Peggy Kelley on October 16th, 2013 11:42 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.

Condolence from Merv Bernadette Hartlen on October 16th, 2013 2:31 pm

Kelly, Kim & Family
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She always had a great smile and loved to have a chat with us. She was so proud of her family and loved you all. Our prayers are with you.

Merv and Bernadette

Condolence from Kae (Wentzell) Webster on October 17th, 2013 5:37 am

So very sorry to read of Judy’s passing. She mentioned in her Christmas letter that she was waiting until after the holidays to find out the results of some tests and we had not been in touch since. Judy and I went to LRHS, roomed together in Truro during Teacher College days and did our practicums together in the Liverpool schools. Our paths went different ways but we did keep in touch yearly and then we spent a fun weekend during the 50 year reunion of NSNC in Truro. She loved life, had praise for her family and was always so proud of your accomplishments. To Kelly, Kim and Father Wayne my deepest sympathy. Cherish the time you spent together and allow your memories to help in your healing.

Kae and Ron Webster

Condolence from Vernon & Joyce Hawkes on October 17th, 2013 2:59 pm

So sorry to learn of Judy’s passing, a beautiful and caring lady.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Susan Verge and family on October 18th, 2013 5:17 pm

Dear Kim , Kelly and families
I am so sorry for your great loss, cherish all the great memories you have and hold them close to your heart.

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