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Judy Booth (1961 – 2019)

The PPBSO Ottawa Branch extends its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Judy Booth, who passed away suddenly in the OC Transpo bus collision on Friday, January 11th.

Judy was a tenor drummer in a number of Ottawa area pipe bands over the years, including the Sons of Scotland, Ottawa Police, RCMP, and Ottawa Highlanders. She was also actively involved with the North Lanark Highland Games in Almonte, having served as its president for a time.

Judy’s warm smile and kind heart will be greatly missed by many. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with her family, and all of those in our pipe band community who had the fortune of knowing her and performing alongside her.

Friends are invited to share memories at the C. R. Gamble Funeral Home & Chapel (127 Church Street in Almonte) on Friday, January 18th from 2:00 to 4:00 & 6:00 to 8:00 pm. A celebration of Judy’s life will take place in the Almonte Civitan Hall on Saturday, January 19th at 2:00 pm, with pipe band honours accorded.

Those wishing to honour Judy with a memorial donation are asked to please consider the North Lanark Highland Games by way of the funeral home.

Massed Band Information for Saturday, January 19th

Date/Time: Arrive at 12:45 pm for a 2:00 pm performance (full uniforms with instruments) Location: Civitan Community Hall, Almonte (500 Almonte St, Almonte, ON K0A 1A0) Notes: Massed bands (OHPD, RCMP, OPS, Sons of Scotland, RCAF, others) led by PM Chris Reasbeck. Playing inside. Flexibility is appreciated. Tunes: “My Home” (processional), “Wings” (recessional), “Paddy’s Epic Journey” & “Itchy Fingers” (by RCMP).


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