WESTCOTT JUDITH (JUDY)
Judy passed away peacefully at Kensington Park Nursing Home, 23rd July, after many years of advancing dementia. Beloved Wife of Ben, loving Mother of Vicki and Craig, treasured Sister of Lynette and Coral (dec), Nan to Sam and Aunty to Michael. May you now rest in peace as a deserved reward for your ongoing love and devotion for all our well-being in times of your normal unaffected life span.
Forever in our Hearts
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This Guest Book will remain permanently online courtesy of Craig (son Of Judy) On Behalf Of The Westcott And Kelleher Familys.
Dear Mum (and Nan)
There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t think of you.
You were the best Nan and Mum any-one could wish for.
We miss your love, we miss your smile, we miss your laugh, we miss everything about you.
You know we love you so much and I believe we will meet up again one day and have the biggest hug and catchup.
Love you Mum xxoo
(by Craig, loving Son of Judy and Ben)
Gee I miss Mum.
I’ve been missing Mum for a long time now.
It’s been a long goodbye.
I could feel Mum leaving us some time ago.
Mum's candle was still burning strong at first, gradually flickering out, which was hard to bear for us at times.
However even in Mum's last days every now and then it was soo nice to see a flicker in her eyes and a fleeting smile of recognition.
She was showing us she was still there.
It reminded me of all those years Mum spent caring for the kids at Sir David Brand Centre. She taught us, and knew, that even though not showing it, they were listening, and living their lives in their own way.
They were very lucky to have had the care of Mum and her speech therapy boards, helping them to communicate.
From her early years Mum has always been a carer;
From her days being a Nurse at Pinjarra, through the many charity organisations she was involved with, while the family moved around WA, as part of Dad's banking career.
I recall some of the names, being CWA, Soroptimists, Lions, Rotary,...and others I probably don’t know about.
Then onto Sir David Brand Centre, looking after the kids with cerebral palsy, and up to her days at Work Power in Bassendean, getting people with disabilities ready for work in the community.
She even influenced me at one stage in my working career, convincing my managers to employ disabled people at Goodwill Industries to make our wire harnesses for Microfiche Camera's we were manufacturing at the time.
Mum's ability to care and think about others, before herself, had no bounds. This was felt strongly in our Family also.
Mum's been looking after me all my life, from very young, always stepping in with a kind word and encouragement.
Even now, to help get through this very tough time I ask myself what she would be wanting us to do. Always providing the answer; to carry on, you’re doing the right things, and to continue enjoying your life.
She really didn’t want a fuss made of her.
I know for sure she would be appreciating everyone being here now, remembering her, and celebrating her life.
Mum also had a humorous side.
She had the ability to lighten the mood on many an occasion.
I recall one funny incident at mealtime living at May Street.
Just to set the scene, there were a few family house rules about eating meals in the lounge room. One occasion we were allowed to have dinner in there.
I remember seeing Mum and Vicki bringing in plates of spaghetti, they had to juggle opening a dividing door in the process, we were all surprised when Mum presented Dad with an empty plate. Then we all looked back to see a mound of spaghetti on the white fluffy carpet.
Everyone gave a bit of a gasp, looking at Dad's face, but in Mum's funny way of looking at things she soon had Vicki, Dad, and I all in fits of laughter.
Even towards the end living at Belmont, before going into the care home, Mum with her foggy mind by then, showed her friendly nature to the staff at the local McDonalds, somehow convincing them to give her free coffees, on her way walking around the local park.
I certainly didn’t get your Social Genes mum.
I wrote a whole lot more down, but it’s not needed now.
I just want to say I appreciate you Mum.
You were a lovely caring person and Mother. Probably not always letting you know that.
You have touched many people’s lives, and feel sure they have appreciated your helping hand and caring ways. But maybe not as much as we did.
You were very loving and caring to me and the all the family, always knowing what to say to make me feel good.
I wish as much effort could have been put into dementia research as they have in the COVID vaccines. So possibly we could have had you here a little while longer.
Goodbye Mum. I will always love you.
(Your Son Craig)
Fond memories of my beautiful sister and Michael's much loved Aunty Judy are locked in our hearts forever. Thank you for loving us as much as we loved you. x o x o.
Sweet dreams Judy Love Lynette and Michael
Deepest sympathy to Ben and family on the sad loss of a kind and lovely lady. We will always remember your bright and cheery laugh.
Gavin and Lynne
Sincere condolences to Ben and family. Long time loved friend of Keith and Lola (dec). Dear friend of Fran. Rest in peace Judy.
Goodbye to our lovely friend Judy. Lots of happy memories of our good times together over many years. Judy was always happy, kind and thoughtful. Our deepest sympathy to Ben, Vicki, Craig and family.
Margaret, Leon, Russel, Jo-Anne and Tracy