It’s with heavy hearts that the family of Judy May Carlson announces her passing on January 21, 2022. With God’s grace, her children were by her side.

Judy was born July 6, 1943, in Emo, Ontario. She was the oldest of six siblings: Roxie, Connie, Meryl, Keith, Harry, and sister-in-law Vivian. Left to mourn are her children Sherry Carlson of Fort Frances, Kurt Carlson of Fort Frances, Lisa Drazenovich (Bill) of Maple Grove, Minn.; daughter-in-law Sue Carlson of Fort Frances; grandchildren and great-grandchildren Kurtis Carlson, Mitchell and Skylar Carlson (Liam, Aspyn), Brittany and Kyle Anderson (Stella and Scarlett), Kailey and Jon Yellowega (Hudson and Georgia), Chelsea Carlson and Evan Miller, Mark Drazenovich, Hannah Drazenovich, and Holly Drazenovich; her niece Cindy Illson (Art) and nephew Carl Carlson (Monica). She was pre-deceased by her husband Wayne; son Robert; brother-in-law Ken; and nephew Albert.On May 16, 1959, in Fort Frances, Ontario, Judy Wilson married the love of her life Wayne Carlson. Together they raised four children all of whom were their pride and joy. Judy was committed to excelling and being the very best at the simple things in life. For Judy, the simple things were the most important things. She understood that her husband worked hard to support the family. Often working long hours in harsh climates and conditions. A perfectly planned lunch for him to take to work was important, with a hot meal to enjoy with the entire family once he returned.

Judy fuelled her home with kindness, laughter, tender pot roasts, cinnamon rolls, and homemade quilts. From summer to fall – fresh-cut bouquets of flowers from her perennial gardens could be found displayed throughout the home. She was a proud gardener, and come early fall the canning process would take place, the pantry lined with her colourful bounty. She made a great relish and dill pickles that the grandkids fought over. She mentored her children to adopt values that began with “please” and “thank you.” She was not only a mother and best friend to her children but to anyone who needed a hot meal or a cup of coffee. Her kindness also extended to animals– known for smuggling chipmunks in her purse to care for, and then increasing the population tenfold. Having her family close by her side made her the happiest. She was the definition of beauty and elegance inside and out.We will miss you and keep you in our hearts forever. God bless our wonderful mother,grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and best friend. Thank you for always keeping it simple.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made in Judy’s name to the charity of your choice