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Judith Schlegel

Judith Anne Schlegel

Tuesday, January 31st, 1950 - Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
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Schlegel, Judith (nee Krafchick):

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear Judy on September 1, 2020 at Palmerston District Hospital at the age of 70.
Loving mother of Kevin (Brianna) and Jennifer (Scott Koebel).
Cherished Gran of Brevin, Tanner and Kearan.
Dear sister of Barb (John) Strub, Dave (Ellen) Krafchick and Peter (Janice) Krafchick and her extended family.

Despite the health struggles that Judy encountered throughout her life, she always had an optimistic outlook and wouldn’t hesitate to share her knowledge about the world’s events. Judy had a deep relationship with her Catholic faith which included numerous visits from parishioners to share in prayer and stories of her life stemming from her days of teaching Catechism classes to young children. She impacted anyone she came in contact with, whether it was out for medical appointments, lunches/dinners, card games and gloating in the fact she would win against her siblings. Judy had a special love for the Royal Family, Christmas, family gatherings, trips to cottages and phone calls to friends and if you were lucky enough to receive the novel size text messages. To know Judy is to know that what brought her through the tough times was to see and hear the voices of her famous triplet grandchildren. She will be missed by many but forgotten by none.

Judy's family will receive relatives and friends from 5-8pm on Friday, September 4, 2020 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at St. Francis of Assisi RC Church, 49 Blueridge Ave., Kitchener. Interment at Woodland Cemetery. Guests are required to RSVP to attend Judy's visitation and service and face masks are mandatory. For those unable to attend, Judy's service may be viewed via livestream at https://www.henrywalser.com/live-streaming

Over the years Judy received a lot of compassion and attention from numerous health care professionals that we would also like to acknowledge. A special thank you to Dr. Philip Deacon, Dr. Murray Urowitz and the staff at Winston Park (Schlegel Villages) Retirement Home for the care and kindness shown to Judy and her family.

Donations to Lupus Ontario or Palmerston District Hospital would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).
Visit www.henrywalser.com for Judy's memorial and to RSVP.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 4th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, September 4th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Henry Walser Funeral Home Ltd.
    507 Frederick St.
    Kitchener, ON N2B 2A5
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    *Please note that face coverings are required. Non-medical masks, bandannas, paper disposable masks or scarves and cloth can be used. Please keep 2 metres (6 ft) apart. *
  • Service

    Saturday, September 5th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Saturday, September 5th, 2020 10:30am
    St. Francis RC Church
    49 Blueridge Ave.
    Kitchener, ON
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    *Please note that face coverings are required. Non-medical masks, bandannas, paper disposable masks or scarves and cloth can be used. Please keep 2 metres (6 ft) apart. *
  • Interment

    Woodland Cemetery
    119 Arlington Blvd
    Kitchener, ON N2A 2G8
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Cathie Lemon

Posted at 11:13pm
Aunt Judy meant the world to me. We became very close during my teenage years when I spent my summers at the family farm. We had in depth conversations about family and life, and always had an open ear to listen and respond. She taught me so many card games, some of which are still my favourite today. We would spend endless hours at the coffee table in the living room playing euchre, backgammon, and of course cribbage. She gave my nickname, Dorothy, which the family still uses today. Aunt Judy always took an interest in all facets of our family life. From whats new in life to health struggles. But in was through her own health battles that I learned so much more from Aunt Judy. She always tried to remain positive, always looking for the bright side or the silver lining, she taught me what perseverance was, and showed her will and strength to keep on going. I'm so thankful for the time that we had and the life that we shared. My family and I are going to miss you dearly.

dianne koehler

Posted at 03:57pm
I was very sorry to see Judy had passed. She was a very brave, kind person. Sincere condolences to her loving family.
Dianne Koehler (Krafchick)

Charle&Darlene Koebel

Posted at 08:06pm
Our Deepest Sympathy to Jen ,Scott ,Kevin,Brianna &Brevin,Tanner and Kearan.We are Sad of Your Mom’s Passing.Judy was a Beautiful Lady inside and Out.Her Family meant the World to Her.I will sure miss our lunches when we use to go out with Jen.She could always make me laugh with stories she would tell me.Judy was one strong woman. Did not matter what the big guy through her way she would fight back stronger than ever.Judy was a Dear Friend and new her almost all my life.She will be Deeply Missed by many..RIP my Dear Judy till we meet again.Love You Charlie &Darlene Koebel

Donna Druar

Posted at 05:13pm
The Joe and Loretta Daub family spent many years visiting and holidaying with all the Krafchick family. Lots of memories of Sauble Beach and visiting between Sheldon Ave. and Ottawa St. And pictures to prove it.

I was also fortunate to accompany Judy to the Mayo Clinic when she was first diagnosed. Will never forget the plane ride.
Our sympathies to all her family. A great lady that will never be forgotten.

Donna Druar

Gail Girt

Posted at 01:54pm
Sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Kevin and Jen you were both so good to your Mom. Judy was a very special lady and I was blessed to have known her. The last time i saw you all was at Omega's and Judy introduced me to Brianna and she was having triplets!! They all arrived healthy. What a blessed family. With my deepest sympathy. Gail Girt from Fairway Chiropractic.

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