Judy (Judith Ann) passed away peacefully in Scottsdale, AZ with her husband at her side. Born and raised in Vancouver, B.C., Judy is predeceased by parents Bob and Dorothy Cronk. She is survived husband of 37 years, Stevie Parent, “the rock" in her life, a loving man, who cared for her deeply, sister Susan Burbidge (Richard), twin Stephen Cronk (Ellen), daughter Rebecca (Richard), niece and nephews Scott (Natasha), Kim (Adam), Max (Maxie), Zach (Emma), grandchildren Taylor (Zach), Ty (Grace) and 3 great grandchildren (Summer, Logan and Abby).
A trained paralegal, Judy worked primarily supporting her husband’s public and private businesses in both Canada and US.
An intensely private person, Judy unselfishly kept her illness private so as to spare others from having to share her pain. Throughout her difficult five year battle with multiple myeloma, Judy kept her dignity and grace and refused to let her illness define her.
Judy's life was full of adventure and travel. She was fearless and always wanting to try something new and exciting. The world had no boundaries. But, most of all Judy was one of the most passionate, honest, and loving individual, she also had an amazing joy and zest for life. Her big heart and willingness to help anyone without question endeared her to everyone she met.
Judy also gave back to her community, for the past 15 years she volunteered at the PGA tour’s WasteManagement Phoenix Open. Where she, her sister and another dear friend, who together were referred to as the "triplets" and as Captains were responsible for the practice range and ensuring the golfers safety while at the range.
Judy has left a large hole in our hearts, but, we take comfort in knowing her struggle has ended. She will be remembered for her kind heart, caring ways, warm smile and an infectious laugh that could lit up an entire room. If you knew Judy you couldn’t help but love her.