Judy Gatto, 80, passed away in Saanich, B.C. on November 13, 2021 after suffering from dementia.  Judy lived a long and happy life and was blessed with many friends and family.

Following her service as a professional social worker at City of Calgary Children’s Aid, Judy spent decades as the Manager of Special Projects for the Agristar Corporation.

Judy is survived by her devoted husband (Frank) of 58 years. She was blessed with two wonderful sons, (James) and (Jon) and her wonderful daughters-in-law, (Karen) and (Rene).

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens




  • Alicia Hope-Ross

    Uncle Frank and family,

    Over the past few years out of curiosity I would search to see if I could glean any info on where everyone from my little world blew in the wind. One of those missing has been Aunt Judy. She was such a cornerstone of my life, and for so many years a steady rock for my mom, Sandra. Judy taught me to not put up with any grief, know my worth, and to stand up for myself. I know the grown-up friendships fell apart later on, but know that as a kid that those trips to Arizona meant the world.

    They say someone never really dies until their name is spoken for the last time, and I promise you, we’ll be telling stories about Judy forever. I hope she and my mom are somewhere in the universe reconnecting over a bottle of wine or taking a heavenly shopping trip.

    All my love,
    Alicia Hope-Ross

  • Amanda Mills

    I can imagine the large hole in your heart over Judy’s departure. You and Levi were always a comforting sight when visiting Judy and I admire your dedication and great love in being with her each day over the past years.
    It is a cruel journey that Judy travelled. I send you my deepest sympathies.
    Amanda Mills and Giles Bixler

  • Sherry and Mark Ogle

    Dear Frank and Family,

    We are very sorry for the lost of your beloved Judy.
    You have been an incredibly devoted, loving and caring husband, present every step of the way.
    Day after day we saw you and Levi on your way to support Judy.
    We care about you Frank, if you need anything at all, please reach out to us.
    Sherry and Mark

  • Annamae and Luke Wyna

    Dear Frank we are sorry to hear of the passing of Judy. We are thinking of your family at this difficult time. Luke and AnnaMae Wyna

  • Martha Evens

    It was with much sorrow that I read of Judy’s passing.I have fond memories of Judy, you and your boys, Jon and Jim. I hope that remembering the happy times brings you some comfort. My condolences to you, Jon, Jim, Karen and Rene.

    Martha Evens

  • Veronica Beteta

    Dear Frank,

    With heartfelt symphathies for the loss of your beloved Judy. I want you to know that I’m thinking of you during this difficult time. I always admired your devotion and dedication to Judy. I will miss seeing Judy, yourself and Levi. Please stay strong and take care of yourself.

    With Love,

    Veronica Beteta

  • Paul Mason


    It was my pleasure to know Judy, Yourself (and Levi) over the past years. Rarely have I seen a person as dedicated to their spouse as you were. Please take care.

    You are in my thoughts and I wish you nothing but the best.

  • Lynne & Trevor Ferguson


    While we never had the pleasure of meeting Judy, and only knew of her through our chats with you and Levi on your daily walks, we have admired your enduring devotion to her during her stay at the Heights and the devotion to her throughout your many years together. Our deepest condolences to you and your family

  • Gladys & John Parkinson

    Frank, James, Karen, Jon, Rene – so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing and to hear she battled dementia, such a terrible disease. You all have great memories of a wonderful lady to carry you through these trying times. Take care of yourself Frank and may Judy RIP.

    With our sincere condolences
    Gladys & John Parkinson

  • Muzz Olson

    So sorry to hear about Judy and want to offer my sincerest sympathy. Hard to think of her as 80 years old as I still picture her as she looked at UND.

  • Sylvia Burkhardt

    Dear Frank, it is with sympathy that I send this message of condolence to you after reading of the death of your beloved Judi. Although I didn’t know her very well, I do know that you were so committed to Judi’s care and wellbeing.
    I miss seeing you and Levi on the “walkway” the last while.
    Kind wishes.
    Sylvia Burkhardt and Jemma.
    Fred Alcock.

  • Jane LeBreton

    Dear Frank and family, I would like to offer my deepest condolences regarding the loss of your beloved Judy. As always, I hope you and your family can find some peace of mind and comfort during this very painful time in your lives. May you and your family one day find some solace in memories of the life and love you shared together. I will miss seeing both of you together. Warmest regards, Jane LeBreton

  • Pam Campbell

    Hello Frank,
    We spent a lot of time trying to help our loved ones at the Heights on Carey Road.
    I am Pam Campbell , daughter of Barbara Gordon in 329.
    You were so very kind to my mum.
    Mum passed last year on November 24th. Your dear wife is now gone about a year later.
    My husband, Bruce and I send you our hero award.
    Nothing that went on there was easy.
    Hope you and Levi are doing well.
    Stay strong buddie. Pam

  • Garth and Rose Caron

    Frank we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Judy. Condolences to you and your family. I thank you again Frank for helping me get on the fire department in Calgary.

  • albert jenik

    Frank, our sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of Judy. We will remember Judy for how thoughtful and organized she always was. She showed great perseverance in things she pursued. We recall the happy time we spent together over dinners in Calgary and Victoria. May these happy memories bring comport to you. We know your sons and daughters-in-laws will be there for you, as well as your trusty canine companion, Levi. Take good care of yourself, dear friend.
    Albert and Marg


    Dear Frank
    Sheryl and I want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. It’s been way too long since we’ve seen you but do think about you often.
    Bob Bartlett

  • Bob Pitts

    Hi Frank John and Jim. I was very sorry to hear of your loss and trust that many fond memories and strong family will sustain you through this difficult time. A lot of good memories on Barret Place!!! Hope you are doing well Frank.
    Bob Pitts

  • John And Debra Weir

    Frank ,Debra and I are thinking about you and your loss. Jaxon and I still wait for the return of you and Levi to our daily paths and treats for all the lucky dogs in your life.
    Your devotion to Judy and her to you is legendary, and even though at times she may not have responded to you in her final days, she knew you and Levi were there.
    Take care Frank ,you are lucky to have such great Family around you at the present, and you are a force in the Royal Quays community!

  • Andy Levy

    Sorry for your loss my friend. You and Judy were my first friends in Arizona. Makers Mark and coffee started my days at Doublegate.

  • Paul and Marj Turner

    Dear Frank and family: We are so sorry to hear about losing your life long love. Judy will always be remembered in our hearts. Take good care my friend. Paul and Marj Turner

  • Susan Woods

    Dear Frank,

    It is so sad indeed to know that Judy is no longer with you and us. She was a dynamic lady and we had some great discussions about our mutual concern over harbour safety. You were a most caring and devoted husband; your visits with Levi over these past years did so much to improve Judy’s quality of life during her battle with dementia. Please take as good care of you now as you did for Judy.

    With my most sincere condolences,
    Susan (Woods)

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