In Celebration of

Judith Artuso- Barnes

July 31, 1957 -  August 19, 2018

With deep sadness, the family announces the passing of Judith (Judy) Artuso-Barnes on August 19, 2018 at the age of 61. Beloved wife of Steven Barnes; devoted mother of Rachel Barnes. Much loved sister of Sandra Rouleau, the late Debbie Kyle, the late Christopher (Rocky) Artuso and John Artuso. Predeceased by parents Joan (Brown) and Armos Artuso. Judy will be greatly missed by sisters-in-law Jill (Zavitz) and Teri (Landry); brothers-in-law David Barnes and the late Pat Kyle; nephews Cooper Artuso and Norman Kyle; niece Lori Kyle. Judy had a zest for life, good food, fine wine, shopping. During her career at RBC, Judy’s natural gregarious personality was rewarded with the love and admiration of many good friends and associates. Judy will be greatly missed by all. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. Toronto (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) from 2 -4 & 7-9 on Thursday. Funeral Mass at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 61 Jutland Ave. on Friday, August 24, at 10 o’clock. Interment Christ Church Memorial Cemetery. If desired, remembrances in Judith’s memory may be made to Dorothy Ley Hospice or the Daily Bread Food Bank. Online condolences through


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Denise and Dennis Virtue (Special Friend)

Entered August 21, 2018 from Ajax

Judy, you are an amazing person, with an amazing heart and soul. Rest in peace my dear friend. Love you with all my heart. Until we meet again. Love Denise and Dennis.

Anna favaro (Friend)

Entered August 21, 2018 from Sault Ste marie

Johnny my sincere condolences to you and your family. I remember Judy in our younger years. Remember all the good times. Thoughts and prayers are sent your way.. Friends always Ms Anna...

Antonietta & Family (Friend)

Entered August 21, 2018 from Etobicoke

I was lucky enough to had been able to visit Judy a couple of weeks ago.
Even with her illness, her positivity and smile remained.
She said she was comfortable, happy and grateful for all that life had given to her.
Her strength has profoundly touched me.
She was larger than life. Her smile, laugh, kind heart and honesty taught me so much.
We will inevitably be grateful for her presence and friendship in our lives.
When my dad died, she reached out to me, my mom, sister and brother and continued to support us through out the years.
She would take Sophia and I out for lunch and to the movies. She shared her incredible skill and passion for baking with me. She made the best pasta.
Whenever I needed someone to talk to, she welcomed me into her home with open arms.
I then met her incredible family, all full of joy and happiness. She always spoke so highly and proudly of her family. Her unconditional love for her family and for everyone who knew her is beautiful.
Even when she wasn’t feeling well she’s never hesitated to let me in when I’d show up at her door.
Judy cared, listened and understood in a way no one ever did.
I know my dad is grateful for everything she’s done for us.
She lives on through her compassion and love for life.
I pray that her family will live well and be strong.
I loved her.
She was my greatest mentor. She always told me to dream big and to never give up. She told me to never sweat over the little things and live life to the fullest.
I still have the bear she gave me for my graduation and the bracelets she gave my sister and I from her travels.
I will keep them and always be reminded of the amazing person she was.
We will pray and keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
I know there is not much I can say or do to take away the pain.
But you’re not alone.
She was an angel and a gift to this world.
She will be missed and never forgotten.
Thank you Judy for the hundreds of brownies and hugs.
You always called me your little friend. It has been the greatest privilege knowing you.
I’ll never forget the day I met you when you were working with my mom. You brought me into your office and put a handful of candy into my pockets.
I loved you instantly.
The world won’t be the same but I’ll keep you in my heart always.
Rest In Peace

Dragan & Natasa Grandic (next-door neighbors)

Entered August 22, 2018 from Etobicoke

Words cannot describe what we are feeling. We give our condolences to the entire family. God rest her soul.

Dragan & Natasa

Trish Derby (Friend for many years)

Entered August 22, 2018 from Dartmouth

Dear Steve & Rachel,
My deepest condolences to you both. Judy was beautiful inside and out and had an incredible laugh and yes, a zest for life. The picture captures that zest. I will hold my memories of time spent with her and Steve close to my heart. Thinking of you both at this difficult. Sending love your way. Judy, you will be missed by so many.
Much love,


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