March 28, 1940 – January 27, 2022
Judith Joan Ring, fondly known as “Judy Blue Eyes” and “Gram,” of Abbotsford BC, passed away January 27, 2022 at the age of 81 years at Abbotsford Regional Hospital.
Judy was born in Sherridon, MB.
She met the love of her life and surviving husband of 63 years, Doug Ring, in Lynn Lake. Doug was from St. John’s, NL currently working there for the Hudson’s Bay Co.
Also survived by her three daughters: Sandie Ring, Keri (Perry) Ferguson, Marnie (Brad) Connolly, grandchildren: Hayley Sturrus, Sarah (Brad) Wood, Johnathan Sturrus, Skye Ferguson, Lochlan Ferguson, Isabella Connolly, Mattias Connolly; many great grandchildren, nieces, great-nieces, nephews, great-nephews, and cousins throughout Canada and the UK.
Judy married Doug in 1958. Lynn Lake is where they began their incredible story together. Their journey took them to BC and the Ring family settled in Abbotsford where Judy spent her career as a medical receptionist in the lab at MSA Hospital. Judy’s life was rich and full of long-lasting friendships.
She was the life of every party and always up for an adventure. Her infectious laugh could be heard for miles and her smile would light up any room. Judy enjoyed curling, singing, dancing, the gym, participating with the Abbotsford Theatre Guild, winters in Palm Springs, watching hockey games (especially the Grandson’s) and dedicated her life to raising
her three girls.
With a great family background of dancers from Scotland, she ensured her girls would dance too. Highland dancing, among other genres, became an extensive part of her family’s life. Gram was always there supporting the grandchildren and the great grandchildren. She never missed a dance out performance or year-end recital.
She loved to travel to competitions celebrating dance with her family and cherished dance friends. Her travels took her across Canada, the US and the UK. Judy loved the Highland Games, particularly the thrill of the massed pipe bands marching down the fields.
Mum, you were our Queen. We will miss your kind heart, beautiful voice, cheeky remarks, bright blue eyes and million-dollar smile. You were the most incredible wife, mum, sister, aunt, friend and Gram a family could ask for.
We will hear you singing Sweet Caroline, The Bonnie Wee Pudding song at Christmas, We’re No Awa’Tae Bide Awa’ and many more tunes for years to come. You will always be forever in our hearts…
“Ggabhaibh fois ann an sith” (May You Rest in Peace)
…Until We Meet Again.
Donations may be made to BC Children’s Hospital, Parkinson Society BC or the Alzheimer Society of BC.
Special thanks to Fraser Health, BC Ambulance, ARH staff for their excellent care and to Henderson’s Funeral Home.
A Celebration of Judy’s Life will be held July 23, 2022.