Condolence & Memory Journal

We live in Grosse point estates during the winter months coming from Canada. Judy would pass past our unit walking the dog on a daily basis. She always had a smile and would stop to talk. She was a wonderful lady.
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Tom and Anne Utting

Posted by Anne Utting - Largo, FL - Neighbor   May 30, 2020

Judy Keeling Walsh, 73, of Largo died suddenly in her home May 14th, 2020. Judy was born in Hearts Delight, NFLD as the second child of Isabel and Wendel Harnum. She graduated with her Nursing degree from General Hospital in St. Johns, NFLD 1977. She is survived by her husband of 28 Years, Timothy Patrick Walsh; her siblings, Paula Harnum Brown and Robert. Judy has two daughters, Christina Keeling and Staci van Wyk; grandchildren, Sarah and Johnnie van Wyk.

She had a passion for life and a boundless energy that infused every room she walked into. She loved to be doing something. If there wasnt a project already underway she created a new one. Tim thought the sun rose and set with her and happily knocked down walls or put up shelving wherever she wanted it.

For the last years of her life Tim was living in a memory care facility. Early in the disease Judys loving care kept him cognizant far longer then anyone could believe. That care continued into the facility with daily visits, bringing him clean clothes and ensuring he was groomed as meticulously as ever.

With COVID regulations she was no longer allowed to visit him in person but she found a way. Bringing him sweet treats and foamy Frappuccinos the girls on the floor would pick up at the door and bring it to him on the second floor patio where she could watch him enjoy them.

Not capable of hugging him broke her heart and added to the stress and responsibilities she carried bravely without complaint.

Being forced to stay home in quarantine for 8 weeks was difficult for her. Her energy had to go somewhere so it went to another of her passions; any home improvement project she could think of.

Between climbing on ladders to clean gutters and working outside to paint the patio deck and fencing Judy never stopped. Until she truly stopped...

Judys ashes will remain in Florida until Tim is ready to join her. The family is planning a celebration of her life when this crazy world we now live in gets back to some sort of normal, when its safe to come together again. We will announce that at a later date.

Please do not send flowers. If you would like to honor her life, a donation to Alzheimers Disease in your community would be appreciated.

Posted by Christina Keeling - Clearwater, FL - daughter   May 23, 2020