Pocha, Judith Elaine

February 20 , 1942 – March 9, 2024

It is with heavy hearts the family announces the passing of Judy in Invermere District Hospital after a short illness. She is now a free spirit at home with family and friends.

Judy is survived by sisters Joan, Nora (Ray), Opal, Janet (Terry), and brother Richard (Charlene); children Sharon (Chris) and family, Greg and family; step-children Sandra and family, Shane (Sharon); many grandchildren, inlaws and extended families.

Judy was predeceased by parents Adam and Kathleen Smith, husbands Tim Pocha and Dave Thornton, and siblings Jeff, Ken, Gary, Burton and Patricia.

Judy was employed as a cook and supervisor at Invermere District Hospital for 33 years. She was very active enjoying sewing, gardening, baseball, golf, skiing and camping. She was a great cook and entertainer when guests came to visit.

She lived in Wilmer for many years then moved to Invermere with Dave for 12 years. They then moved to Radium for the remainder of their lives, enjoying the beautiful yard they created together.

Judy will be dearly missed by her family. Mom was a very caring and loving person, and her legacy is her family. She always said family was everything.

We would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Invermere District Hospital for their kindness and caring during her illness. We would also like to thank the home support group and care aides who assisted her. She looked forward to your daily visits. Thank you.

As per Judy’s request there will be no service.

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