Date of Death: November 18, 2023

Judy Thompson, (82) of Victoria, B.C., died on Saturday, Nov.18, 2023.
Judy was born in Regina, Sask. in 1941 to Harold and Virna Thompson of Wolseley, Sask. She attended elementary and secondary school near the family farm in Wolseley. She continued on to the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, majoring in psychology.
Her early career as a librarian evolved into expediting the family to Regina, Madison, Wisconsin, Ottawa and back to Regina. She obtained a Master in Library Science in 1981 from the University of British Columbia and then embarked on a career as an election consultant beginning as Deputy Chief Election Officer for Manitoba. Notwithstanding her never learning to drive, she worked internationally for over a decade organizing elections in new democracies including Cambodia (where she survived a helicopter crash), Kosova, Bosnia, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Papua New Guinea, Palestine, South Africa and Ukraine. She moved to Victoria in 2003 and in semi-retirement
applied her talents in the archives and libraries of the Maritime Museum of B.C., the Victoria Art Gallery and Ballet Victoria. Judy’s lifelong love of learning, theatre, the arts and history enriched not only her life, but those of her many friends and family members.
Judy was predeceased by her mother and father, Harold and Virna; and is survived by her brother, Lynn Thompson (Betty); her sister, Ronda Thompson; her daughters Terri Gartner (Brad) and Kelly Wharton (Gary); grandchildren Damon (Brittany) and Liam; great-grandchildren Dollshay and Nadia; and beloved nieces and nephews.
A service will be held in the spring in Victoria and Wolseley.

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