Judith Paula Mosoff

June 20, 1947December 20, 2015
Obituary of {subject.fullNameWithPrefixAndSuffix}

Judith Paula Mosoff June 20 1947 – December 20, 2015 Late on Sunday December 20th 2015, our Judy lost an unfair and ultimately unbeatable battle with cancer, without pain at home with family. She was, and her memory will forever continue to be of a kind, exceedingly loving and smart daughter, spouse, mother, sister and friend. Judy was a professor of law at the University of British Columbia for the past 24 years. Before that she was a professor of psychology at Ryerson University for 8 years. She was a founding member of Steps Forward, an inclusive post secondary initiative, and sat as president of the board of directors. Judy has had a tremendous impact on disability rights across this country and was considered a brilliant mind, strategist and pragmatist with a huge heart. Beyond her working resume, Judy loved books; usually reading 3 at a time. She cooked inventively and daringly, she appreciated art, poetry and music, and was always ready to try the next fitness craze. Judy was an enthusiastic world traveler and was never happier than with a packed suitcase. She was patient and unwaveringly supportive, and a great many people would agree. Judy was a person who would do your friend’s mother’s neighbour a favour. It was a privilege to have known her. A brief list of her achievements and our kind words cannot truly describe Judy. With impossible sadness we say goodbye to an unforgettable person.

Left to mourn are mother Sara, spouse Jim, son Ben, daughter Leah (Sam), brother Mark and special friends Nancy Goodman, Maureen Malloy, Isabel Grant and many important others too numerous to name here. The Guest Book can be accessed at this website:

A memorial for Judy will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Steps Forward ( or a charity of your choice.

Show your support


No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.