Judy Clare Fougere

April 8, 1954July 2, 2019
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FOUGERE, Judith Clare Marie ‘Judy’

Judy, our beautiful, vibrant, and precious mother, grandmother, wife and sister, completed her earthly journey on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, where she passed away peacefully with family at her side in the An Cala Palliative Care Unit at the CBRH. Our hearts are filled with sorrow but also deep gratitude for the wonderful memories she created.

Judy was born in 1954 in Sydney and was the daughter of the late Murdock and Betty (MacLellan) MacIsaac.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Wayne, her children, Deanna (Arthur Barbut), Windsor, ON; Murdock David, Montreal; Michael, Fredericton; Maureen, Sydney and her sister Maureen MacIsaac, CND. She also leaves behind her two grandchildren, Victor and Alexander Barbut as well as many friends and relatives. Judy was both courageous and gentle, and inspired others with her unceasing optimism and faith. Her profound love of nature and God’s creation was enriched by her regular walks on the Baille Ard Nature Trail and summer days spent at the bungalow in Island View on the Bras d’Or Lakes. Always up for an adventure, Judy and Wayne explored the island together and cherished their trips abroad. She worked as an LPN at Holy Redeemer Convent, and later at MacGillivary Guest Home, where she touched the lives of many as she expressed her innate gifts of kindness and compassion. Judy was known for her big, genuine smile and unique charm that lifted the spirits of all who knew her. Possessing a great deal of passion, curiosity, and an open mind, her eyes would frequently light up when exposed to a new thought or idea. She loved listening to stories and often had a radio playing in every room. Her first priority in life was her family and she was never shy about sharing her love. Judy’s grandchildren in particular provided her tremendous joy and satisfaction in her later years. Her enthusiasm for life was contagious and will forever live on in the hearts and minds of all who were blessed to know and love her.

Special thanks to the exceptional staff of the Palliative Care Unit who lovingly cared for Judy at home and at the CBRH, providing her with comfort and strength, especially Linda Murphy, RN and long-time family friend Dr. Anne Frances D’Intino.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, July 5 at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 6 at St. Theresa’s Church with Rev. Dennis Lamey. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Society.

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“All of us are better when we are loved.” Judy will be forever in our hearts


  • Wayne Fougere, Husband
  • Murdock MacIsaac, Father
  • Betty (MacLellan) MacIsaac, Mother
  • Deanna (Arthur Barbut), Daughter
  • Murdock David Fougere, Son
  • Michael Fougere, Son
  • Maureen Fougere, Daughter
  • Sr. Maureen MacIsaac, Sister
  • Victor Barbut, Grandson
  • Alexander Barbut, Grandson


  • Visitation Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, July 6, 2019


Judy Clare Fougere

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Debbie Lynch

July 10, 2019

Mike, and family,

Everyone at Pine Grove is thinking of you and your family at this very difficult time.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

Take Care,
from all the Nursing Staff at Pine Grove

Mike D'Agostino

July 8, 2019

Our deepest sympathy to the family

Ann Gillis-Nickerson

July 7, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing...she was always such a sweet, gentle, friendly person. My thoughts and prayers for all of her family.

Nancy MacKay

July 5, 2019

I had a pain in my heart when I learned that Judy had passed away. We were next door neighbours on Royal Avenue, childhood friends; the family were the best neighbours anyone could ever hope to have. Distance separated us over the years, but I cherish the time spent with both Judy and Maureen growing up. My Mom, Eleanor, recounted to me how she would see Judy pulling up to Betty's and her four little children would pile out of the car. How lucky Judy was to be able to raise her family at home. To Maureen, Wayne and family, I send my love and prayers. When my dear Dad passed away, I received a card which said, "When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure." Hold on to that as it is true that memories live forever sent from heaven up above to eternally connect us to the people that we love. You are not alone as you go through this most difficult time - our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love Nancy and Jack MacKay

Margaret Smith

July 5, 2019

My sympathy is extended to all of Judy’s family on the loss of wife,mother,sister,and Grandmother. as I know that sadness will be with them for a long time.I knew Judy from MacGillivray Guest Home,as we worked together very closely for many years,and we became friends.I look back and think she marched to her drum in the sense she enjoyed people residents,families,staff,she spoke to them,and they opened up to her so what a gift that was,and I admire that qualityShe loved and practice healthy eating habits trying to stay away from foods that were chemically treated,and past that on to her familyWe were very close group that worked nightshift we had birthday gathering,Christmas gatherings retirement outings we supported each other.There was lots of laughs and love we shared through the years.I talked and kept up with Judy through her illness via the computer and one of the best comments I hear from her over,and over was how loving and kind everyone was so I would tell her that is credit to you,and Wayne..I had the happiest memory with Judy taking her for a surprise birthday at Boston Pizza that couple of hours will forever be etched in my heart,and memory.Always remembered by her friends.

Susan Stewart

July 5, 2019

Wayne and Family:

My deepest condolences the passing of Judy, she was a wonderful
person. May you cherish the memories that you shared over the years. May she RIP.

Marjorie Allison-Ross

July 5, 2019

Dear Maureen, Wayne and Family,
Please know that you have been in my thoughts and prayers as you say mourn the loss of your sister, wife, mom and grandmother. May the wonderful memories you have of her bring you comfort in the days to come.
With Sympathy,
Marjorie Allison-Ross,
CND Visitation East Associate Co-Coordinator

Roberta Fougère

July 5, 2019

Aunt Judy was one of my favourite people (always will be). We got to spend time together more and more over the years, and for that I am forever grateful. Especially the time we all went to Spain and Portugal together! Her kindness, sweetness, genuineness, and curiousity made her who she was, simply one of the best!

Mom will always remember her as a great sister-in-law. She loved that she called her kids "precious", that she loved her brother (Wayne), and she always enjoyed their talks together.

Forever in our hearts. Love you Judy!
~Roberta and Noreen

Sister M. Alexandra Morrison

July 4, 2019

Sending condolences to all Judy's family, especially Sr. Maureen and Wayne. Judy was a very special person and was so good to my mom Rita when she was at the Mac Gillvery Guest Home. I am so grateful I was able to see her when I was home. A Holy Mass will be offered here at our convent in the States for Judy and all of you. May the angels accompany her into Paradise and our compassionate and merciful Lord fill your hearts with grateful memories of love and peace. In the Love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Sister M. Alexandra (Marilyn) Morrison.

Elaine Janson

July 4, 2019

Dear Uncle Wayne and family,
Sending our love and condolences. May you find strength during this very difficult time.
One of my memories of what a cool aunt Judy was, is when she and Wayne were visiting us in Halifax and we took my kids to the Dalhousie FunZone for playtime. Judy and Wayne decided to go lift weights and use the machines in the gym area and they were as comfortable as can be doing so in their jeans and nice shirts! I have a hard time finding the courage to go into the gym when I’m dressed for it! And there were Judy & Wayne, laughing and having a great time. Inspirational, in so many ways. And Judy’s laugh. So contagious!
Love, Elaine, Jim & family xoxo