BAHRY, Judith Diane

My soulmate Judy Bahry, mother, companion, paralegal at Court of Queens Bench, Edmonton Law Courts passed away with the grace of the Lord on June 22, 2020, at the age of 76.  She was a loving, doting, and understanding mother, a warm and giving sister, aunt, and friend.

Judy is survived by her partner Steve Tanasiuk; sisters Janice Bahry, Betty Morris and brother in-law Dell Morris, brothers Jerry Bahry, Brian Bahry; the Tanasiuk family, including Lezlie Tanasiuk, Regean and Bruce Sim, Julia and Joe DesRosiers, Coltan and Keedan Anderson,  Chris Tanasiuk and Diane Garipee and Ashley Tanasiuk; as well as numerous beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was predeceased by her mother Ruby and father Joseph, her daughter Gina Bahry; sister of Steve Tanasiuk, Sabine Tanasiuk; and her paternal and maternal grandparents.

A traditional service will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 12:00 PM, at Serenity Funeral Chapel, 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, with Pastor Max Solbrekken officiating.  The viewing will be 1 hour prior to the service, between 11:00 am and noon.

Interment will be at Glory Hills Cemetery, 53131-53305 Range Rd 280, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1Y9.

Let us come together and social distance in this time of COVID-19 to celebrate her life.  The service will be live streamed at






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Brian Beresh

I met Judy when i came to Edmonton to practice in 1980. Over the next 24 years i saw her on a regular basis at the courthouse. It was always a pleasure to have Judy acting as the clerk in my courtroom. She always had a pleasant disposition and made my difficult work more enjoyable. I recall, with fondness, the occasions when following a successful cross-examination during a break she would say “Oh Mr. Berrrresh…that was a really cute move.” Her sense of humor brought joy to what was often a difficult and sometimes painful trial. If she ever became flustered trying to find an exhibit she would wave her arms around for a while and then calmly produce the item and act as though it had never been a problem at all. I also have fond memories of Judy coming to our non-Xmas party events where she was often the delight of the party. She always had that generous and kind smile (and wore some of the brightest lipstick i have ever seen). She was a real pleasure to know and always seemed to maintain that youthful disposition and love for life. The courthouse has not been the same since she retired.

Bob & Rose Palylyk

When you and Steve lived on the Coast, whenever we got together, we had such a good time. You were always such a good person, so kind and generous. You will be missed by all your family and friends.

God Bless you Judi.

Susan Logan

I remember Judi with such great fondness, working with the Court of Queen’s Bench. She was absolutely great with the clients and I learned so much from her. Judi will never know how much she supported me while I grew in my career. Upon her retirement, she gave me a heart felt letter of support and I often referred to her kind words when I was feeling low or dealing with difficult situations. You will be missed, Judi. My condolences to Steve and the rest of her family.

Brenda Nastiuk

I first became acquainted with Judy as a coworker.
Always the first to invite you to join her for coffee before work we quickly became friends.
Later, when we were in the same office, Judy was my “buddy” and we came to know each other even better.
Judy was a caring, open and honest person, I will always remember her fondly.
She absolutely loved her job, and her coworkers.
Her beautiful smile helped me out often as did her kindness. May she rest in eternal peace.

Lezlie Tanasiuk

Judy thought of everyone else before herself. She loved children and her face would light up in their presence. She was loved and respected by both Reg and Murial Tanasiuk, my parents and she was an authentic ukrainian woman that cooked the traditional dishes as good. as my baba! I will miss her kindness, consideration, and her loyalty to the Tanasiuk family.

Laurie Savich

A truly kinder old soul with a big heart She loved her family and friends and they all loved her. She leaves a big hole for those who loved her. She has always been a huge part of the Tanasiuk family and was so very much loved by us all.

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