Banting, Judith 'Judi' Lynne

May 15th, 2020

BANTING, Judith Lynne ‘Judi' (née Webb)

March 15, 1946 – May 15, 2020

Judi was born in Palmerston, Ontario and moved to Hamilton, Ontario at a young age with her parents. She spent most of her childhood and teenage years there, where she attended Dalewood and George R. Allan public schools, Westdale Secondary School and Hillfield Strathallan College. Judi met her first and only love, David, during a sock hop at the Young People’s dance at David’s church. They went steady for five years and married when David was in his last year of Dentistry at U of T, class of ’67. She worked as an assistant glove and handbag buyer for Eaton’s and, through her savings, bought their first three room set of colonial style furniture. Judi and David moved to London, Ontario in 1970. By then, they had two young daughters, Jennifer and Melanie. Their son, Adam, came along a few years later. London has remained their home for 50 years and during that time Judi made many lasting friendships through Dental Wives bridge, the Bridge Ladies bridge group, and neighbours who she met in the three areas of north London where she lived. Judi was a caring, compassionate and loving individual who will always be remembered for her radiant smile and generous measure of common good sense. She was a model homemaker, a loving mother, an adoring wife and the best grandmother to her seven grandchildren. She was the glue that held them all… and everything else together. Judi tried and excelled at many things throughout her life: sewing, knitting, macramé, cake making and decorating, vegetarian cooking, bridge, doll making, and studying the genealogy of both families. One of her finest moments, she delighted in recalling, was when a female colleague of David’s at a university gathering asked her: “So what do you do?” Judi looked right into her eyes and impishly replied: “Just about anything I want.” She loved word games, puzzles, music, Chardonnay, gourmet dinners with friends, reading (particularly Chief Inspector Gamache novels), live theatre and driving a golf cart. Judi had strong opinions and a steadfast moral compass and was not afraid to make them known, but always in a non-confrontational, considerate manner. She was fortunate to enjoy four months living in sunny Florida (Sanibel and Marco Islands) each year for the past 18 years, where she met and befriended many wonderful people, whose friendship she had cultivated and valued. To say that she will be missed by her family and friends is a huge understatement. Judi was a great woman and grand dame who will be lovingly remembered. She leaves behind her beloved husband, David; her dear children: Jennifer Connolly (Shawn), Melanie Joseph (Gehad), all of London, and Adam Banting (Kate), of Toronto; her grandchildren: Gihan, Hannah & Hunter Joseph, Noah & Jonah Romer, and Delphine & Margot Banting; her siblings: Marnie Kohn (Harvey), of Southern Pines, North Carolina and Robb Webb (Liz), of Lantana, Texas; and her numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Judi are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society or Diabetes Canada.

Miss me a little – but not too long

And not with your head bowed low.

Remember the love that we once shared,

Miss me but let me go.

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Najet A. HassanI am sad to hear of Judi's passing during this very difficult time. She was a wonderful lady with a beautiful smile. We send or sincere condolences to David, Jennifer, Melanie, Adam and your families. May She Rest in Peace. Warm Regards Najet & Hanny Hassan
Lindsay and Rick BaxterDear David and family, We are deeply saddened to Hear of Judi's passing. She was such a beautiful person. Our hearts go out to you all! Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers! Lindsay, Rick and Sarah
Lee & Elizabth BeamDavid and Family Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time Lee & Elizabeth
Judy DeVriesDavid, you know how much we loved her. I will always remember her beautiful smile. She was a loved member of the Bridge Club who always loved to play. Your writing of this perfectly done and described all her great qualities. She will leave a large hole in my heart. Judy
Melikie JosephDear David, Melanie, Jen, Adam and Family, With deepest sympathy as you remember and celebrate a life well spent. Judi loved with all of her heart and will be dearly missed. May the countless memories you shared, bring you some comfort during this difficult time. Forever in our hearts, Melikie
Fatima DarwishTo the Banting Family, May the care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences to the entire family. Fatima Darwish
Irene KingHolding the family in thoughts and prayer. Peace and Blessings to you all. Judi made the best Chicken Divan ever - my birthdays will never be the same. 💖
Bill GrayDavid, Barb and I send our condolences to you and family on the passing of Judi. Our prayers are with you in this difficult time. Bill Gray
Ursula GediesDear David & Family May you find Comfort in Memories. With Sincere Sympathy Ursula Gedies ( Ursula Paul & Steven)
Bob TottenTo David and family: please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. The thoughts and prayers of my wife, Judith, and I are here for all of you. Take time to grieve your loss and take even more time to give thanks for Judi's impact on your lives over the years. May the good memories always be there. Peace be with you.
Jodi GuthrieDavid, I'm terribly sorry to hear of your wife's passing. I always felt the two of you were a very tight unit. Although I'd never met Judi, I know she was a woman of impeccable taste by the beautiful crystal candle holder you gave me for Christmas in (I think) 2002 when I was your assistant at the Dental School. You were one of the most affable, pleasant people I'd ever known, and I credit Judi for creating a happy life for the two of you. I know this must be very hard for you, but you many loving friends and family. You must lean on them now. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Patricia MorrowDear David, Jen, Melanie, Adam and family, My heartfelt condolences on the loss of Judi. I will be forever grateful for our lasting friendship. I will miss her deeply. Pat
Tom DaleyDavid, My sincere sympathy for the loss of your wife. T Daley
Antonios and Ellen MamandrasOur sincere sympathy to you, David and to the Family for the loss of your beloved Judi. You are in our prayers at this time of sorrow. Antonios and Ellen Mamandras
khadry GalilDavid,I am sorry to hear of Judi's passing. May you cherish many great memories of times spent together. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. k.Galil and family
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