School 36

Judith Anne Roe

June 22, 1937 ~ May 13, 2021 (age 83)



Judy (Cairns) Roe was born on June 22, 1937 in Flin Flon Manitoba. She was the only daughter and one of five children born to Elmor and Asta Cairns. Judy took her schooling in MacGregor and Westburn Schools and then went on to teach school for one year on permit at Smalley School north of Amaranth in 1955. In the fall of 1956 Judy took a Junior Stenographer course at Angus Commercial School in Winnipeg and began her secretarial career at Sun Life Mortgage Office in Winnipeg in January of 1957. Judy worked at the Sun Life Mortgage Office for four years until she left to get married to Ron Roe of Arden, MB on October 22, 1960. Judy then started working at the Neepawa Salt Plant in 1961 and remained there until the birth of her first son Darren in March of 1965. Her second son Blake was born in May of 1967. While the boys were young Judy did part time work around Neepawa. In 1971 Judy was employed by the Beautiful Plains School Division where she did secretarial work for the School Division Office, Hazel M Kellington School and finally finishing off her 25-year career in the School Division at Neepawa Collegiate School. After retiring from Beautiful Plains School Division in 1996 Judy went on to help her sons in the office of the Neepawa Shop Easy where she remained working until 2004. Judy passed away peacefully on May 13, 2021 surrounded by the comfort of her family at the Neepawa Hospital. Judy was predeceased by her Mom and Dad (Elmor and Asta Cairns), her husband Ron in 2014, her brother Peter in 2008, her brother Gus in 2015, her brother Barry in 2020. She is survived by her brother Raymond in Florida, her in-laws Carol Cairns (Gus), Shirley Cairns (Barry), Harvey and Irene Smith, Ella Jarvis and Lilian Roe, her son Darren (Kathie) and granddaughters Dariane, Kaylyn and Brooklyn, her son Blake (Kelly) and grandsons Jeremy and Parker. Donations can be made in Judy’s name to the Neepawa and Area Palliative Care.                                                                                                                  .   


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