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January 25, 2024

In Loving Memory ~

Judy Ann Millar passed away peacefully in the presence of loved ones on January 25, 2024, after a two-year battle with cancer.

She is survived by her loving family including her husband Ernie Sheridan, her two children Austen (Sky) and Allison (Alvin), her grandchild Navey, her stepchildren Stephen, Shawnda, Sheri, and Krystal, and her sisters Vivian Basaraba, Selma Kurylowich and Phyllis Hardy.

Judy was predeceased by her brother Mervin Schmalzbauer in March 2022.

Judy had a long career in public service working in the Environment, Parks, Forestry, and Resource Management ministries for the Government of BC. Later in life she became a wonderful host at her bed and breakfast and loved to share the Okanagan with visitors. She truly was a lover of the valley.

Here in the Okanagan, Judy became a prolific artist working with many mediums, the most noteworthy being her mastery of the encaustic medium. An avid traveler and student of life, Judy has taken everything she learned and has moved on. She will be greatly missed by all her family, friends, and acquaintances from all corners of the world.

A celebration of Judy's life will take place this spring, details will be shared when the plans are finalized.

Thank you to the doctors and nurses at the Oncology department at Penticton and Kelowna hospitals as well as the nurses and staff at Moog & Friends Hospice.

A special thank you to all the friends and family who have reached out in this difficult time.

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