In Celebration of

Judith Anderson Stuart

December 23, 1953 -  May 1, 2023

Passed away peacefully at home with her family around her after almost a year-long struggle with the effects of organ rejection following a double lung transplant in January 2021.

Judith was born in Toronto to the late John and Joan Anderson and was the loved and loving sister of Jane Anderson-Renton (Michael). Married for 43 years to her best friend Charles Stuart who misses her greatly. Proud mother of Patrick (Heather) and Bryan (Lyndsay), and adoring grandma of Peter, Alice, and Aila. Fond daughter-in-law of centenarian Sylvia Stuart and dear friend of Jennifer Footman.

Judith and math were not friends, which blocked her direct path from high school to university. She was accepted as a mature part-time student at Woodsworth College of the University of Toronto. Judith thrived in the study of English literature, earning her Honours BA and MA at U of T and then her Ph.D. at York University, where she taught as a contract faculty at York for many years. Judith loved teaching and was both humbled and pleased to hear from students who told her she had made a difference in their lives.

Judith learned to curl from her mother and went on to considerable success at Mississaugua Golf & Country Club, winning both the ladies and mixed club championships on multiple occasions. She was also a positive teacher for Charles, Patrick, and Bryan and new mixed curlers at the club over many years.

Despite her fear of flying, Judith and Charles enjoyed traveling near and far, including summer curling trips to the US and Europe. In 2017, they played (and lost) against both Niklas Edin and Anna Hasselborg in a fun spiel in Oslo organized by one of the Norwegian world champions with the crazy pants! Bermuda, Cape Cod and the Napa Valley were favourite and frequent vacation destinations.

The family is very grateful to Dr. Frank Ritacca for correctly diagnosing scleroderma as the cause of Judith’s health problems and promptly referring her to his colleagues at Toronto General, where she received outstanding care from the entire respiratory and lung transplant team, which is rated among the very best in the world.

Visitation will take place at the Turner & Porter Neweduk-Erin Mills Chapel, 1981 Dundas St W in Mississauga 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm on May 7. Service will take place at Erindale United Church at 1444 Dundas Crescent at 11 am on May 8, with interment to follow at Erindale Cosmopolitan Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Judith’s memory may be made to the University Health Network Foundation or the charity of one’s choice.


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Lynn and Mark Wilson (Cousin)

Entered May 3, 2023 from King City

We are so very sorry to hear of Judith's passing!
We were not in close contact throughout the years, but I had the chance to see Judith and Jane, just a year ago October when they visited me here, in our home. We had a lovely afternoon catching up!
Judith was a very brave, courageous, loving woman with a great sense of humour!
I found out that not only was Judith a most valued teacher, she was also a very talented Haiku poet and a published author!
She was too young to pass!
We extend our sincerest sympathies to you Jane (Mike and family), Charles and your sons Patrick and Bryan and their families!
Lynn, Mark and Michael (Cass) Wilson

bridgette ritacca (Friend)

Entered May 3, 2023 from Mississauga

Our most sincere condolences to the family. We will miss her smile but will hold on to many great memories and curling tips. Much love, Bridgette, Frank, Charles and Joe

Ling Leng (Old Neighbour/Judith’s hairdresser)

Entered May 3, 2023 from Springbank Mississauga

Our deepest condolences to the Stuart family!

Darlene and Hugh Arrison (Friends)

Entered May 3, 2023 from Mississauga On

We were so sorry to hear of Judith's passing. Always a brave spirit in anything she did. A very kind and fun person to be around. At MGC&C we were always pursuing her to skip our ladies' curling teams. Our deepest condolences to the entire Stuart clan. Sending love, light, and healing energy to all.

Kathy Elliott 

Entered May 3, 2023 from St Catharines

I'm priviledged to share family with Judith. She was so proud of her boys and her grandbabies, all of whom brought great joy to her. Her love, humour, talent and bright light will always be reflected in them. My heart goes out to Bryan, Patrick, Charles, Jane, Peter, Alice, Aila, Lyndsay, Heather and familiy.


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