Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

429 2nd Street South, Kenora, ON


Judith Valdine Gustafson

February 16, 1941December 7, 2019

Judith Valdine Gustafson

With sad hearts and sorrow we announce the passing of Judith Valdine Gustafson at the age of 78. She passed away under palliative care, at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital, on December 7th, 2019 with family at her side.

She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Sylvia (Sigurdson) Bynski and her brother Bruce. She is survived by Oscar, husband of 51 years; their son Paul and daughter Valdine (husband Geordie) McEwen; grandsons Dakota, Cadham, Fenton and Anders; and her sisters Joyce (John Longe) and Allyson (Ziggy Magerowicz) along with many nieces and nephews.

Judy was a volunteer in her early years, at the Kenora Armories and St. John’s Ambulance. Through her tireless efforts with St. John’s Ambulance, she was recognized to the of Order of St. John provincially in 1965 & 1991 and federally in 1967, 1975, & 1978. She also enjoyed a career working in estate law at the law office of Jack K. Doner and was an active member of the Bethesda Lutheran Church. Her undying faith supported her through the years and provided her with comfort in the last days.

She loved spending time with her family. She loved cooking. There was always a new recipe to learn and taste. Judy was loved by so many. She will be greatly missed by her many friends and family.

A special thanks to the many doctors, nurses, and medical staff that have taken care of Judy over the years. In memory of Judy, please consider a donation to the Lake of the Woods Hospital Foundation, Dialysis Unit.

A Service will be held at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on December 19th, 2019 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Cathy Giroux officiating with refreshments to follow.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com



  • Celebration of Life Thursday, December 19, 2019


Judith Valdine Gustafson

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Cheryl Murray

December 16, 2019

Allyson and family, my thoughts are with you. Cheryl Murray

Judy Bechard

December 14, 2019

I have very fond memories of our children’s parties when our children were very young . We would get together at one another’s homes on a regular basis and have great fun !
Oscar, you and and your family will have beautiful memories that will stay in your hearts forever . Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time .

Les Armstrong

December 13, 2019

To: Oscar and Family,
I was very saddened to hear of your loss. Please know my heartfelt thoughts are with you.
Sincerely Les Armstrong