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Judith "Judy" A. Kelly Colson


Judith "Judy" A. Kelly Colson
Judith "Judy" A. Kelly Colson

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Judith "Judy" A. Kelly Colson on March 7, 2021, at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital. Born on September 1st, 1936 in Syracuse, New York, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Myrtle (Fairfield) Kelly.

Judy worked as a librarian at the Harriet Irving Library at UNB from 1967 until she retired. It comes as no surprise that she loved to read. She served on the Fredericton Public Library Board and Friends of the Library. She also had a passion for cooking, which showed through her many cook books and magazines. Judy sewed and made her own and her daughter’s clothes. In retirement she became a quilter, especially with the Cathedral Quilters and was librarian for the Cotton Mill Quilt Guild. Judy was a patron of the arts, especially attending classical music concerts. She was a member of OnStage and she served as secretary for the Fredericton NB Symphony Committee.  She never missed a mainstage concert of the NB Summer Music Festival, no matter how hot it was.

She is survived by her daughter Amy Colson of Mississauga, ON; father of her daughter, Theodore Colson; step sister Suzanne Norman; step brother Jimmy Slater; her beloved beagle Stoney, as well as many extended family members.

In addition to her parents, Judy was predeceased by her beloved four-legged companions Molly, Belle, Bounce and Skippy.

A memorial service will take place at Christ Church Cathedral on Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 at 11 am, by reservation only. Please call the funeral home at (506) 458–9170 to reserve a space as seating is limited due to COVID restrictions. A live stream of the service will be available to watch at the Christ Church Cathedral’s YouTube channel, . In lieu of flowers, memorial donations would be greatly appreciated to the Salvation Army or Canadian Red Cross.
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Service Date
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Service Time
11:00 am
Service Location
Christ Church Cathedral - Reservation Only

Requested Charity
Canadian Red Cross or Salvation Army