Julie Slack

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Julie Christine Slack. At her home, with her daughter Kristie at her side. Julie fought  a long courageous battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis, and passed away on September 19, 2019. She will be dearly missed by her daughters, Kristie (Chris Goodhue) and Kyla Buckingham and Step-daughter Lindsay Lawson. She was the most adored daughter of Marilyn (Marnie) Slack and the late Stanley Slack. She was the cherished Nana of Hailey and Blake Butler, Nolan Schleihauf, Landon Buckingham and Carson Pevec. Dearly loved sister of Linda & Chris Dunham, Billy (Lady) Slack, Lori Slack & Jeff Pelletier, and predeceased by her baby brother Brian. Very best friend to her dear Mary MacDonald. Julie was the ever cherished “Aunt Dodi” to many nieces and nephews.
She also leaves behind many dear relatives from North Carolina; Bill Slack (Lynn) and family, and from Kitchener, Jody Slack (Nancy) and family. Julie was your favourite server at Leaky Tank and Skyview Restaurants over the years. She loved all her regular customers. She had a passion for pleasing and helping people, and putting a smile on their faces. She had a committed type of love and never gave up on those of us, even in our darkest hours. She had an extremely unconditional love for her two girls, Kristie (Chris Goodhue) and Kyla, and she cherished her grand kids with all of her heart. They were her life. She treasured her special sleepovers with Carson and her special weekends at the trailer with Hailey, Nolan, Blake and Landon. She was so proud of all 5 of them. One of Julie’s fondest memories that she spoke of often was driving through the mountains of West Virginia, North Carolina, to visit family every summer. She watched The Waltons every day because it reminded her of those times. She had a special place in her heart for her dear family in the South. Family was most important to Julie. Sunday visits with her dear Mom and all of her friends at Albany Retirement home in Petrolia. She was very grateful for her special bond with her big brother Billy and her sisters, Linda and Lori. She very much enjoyed going for long car rides and playing backgammon with her loving friend Mary. She is now reunited with her brother, Brian and her Daddy, who she missed terribly. We would like to extend a very special thank you to her extra caring home care nurse, Sheila from VON, Dr. Greensmith, Dr. Lau and all the staff at Bluewater Health. James from Life Transitions has been a tremendous help guiding us through this tough process as well. Cremation has taken place and there will be a private graveside service with just family, as Julie wished. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a charitable donation to The Sarnia Braves Organization, to carry on with our family’s continuous support of Sarnia’s youth in sports. Online condolences are welcome at www.lifetransitions.ca

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18 Comments on “Julie Slack”

  1. She will be missed. We “discovered” our cousin relationship years ago and even though we never saw each other, we communicated on Facebook all this time. She missed her father and will be happy to be with him. My condolences to Marnie..

  2. My deepest condolences to her family. She was a loving and caring person. She will be missed.

  3. I will so miss our times together. I have had many friends over the years, but none that I laughed so hard with, that I peed my pants. Its rare to find some one with the same sense of humor as yourself, we had that together. I lived her and will miss her terribly. Godspeed Julie.
    Still waiting for the sign that arrived safely

  4. Julie was such a kind and caring soul who cared deeply for many.
    I have some of my greatest memories of all the fun that I enjoyed with Julie and Ken.
    My sincere condolences for Kyla and Kristie and families.

  5. I had the pleasure of working with Julie at the Skyview restaurant. She was she most loving , caring and kind person I had the pleasure of knowing. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  6. Lori & family. Claude and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of your. You are all in out prayers ❤️

  7. My deepest condolences go out to you Kristie and as your mom called you Kyla “poo” and the rest of the family. Your parents were the first people I met when I moved to the Sarnia area. Many great memories were shared with your mom and dad. Your mother was an amazing person that adored you girls, and her memory will always live on in both of you. Thinking about your whole family at this very difficult time. Hugs.

  8. Lori and Kyla

    Lori I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dear sister, and Kyla of your dear mother. Keep those fond memories close to your heart at this very difficult time.
    Rest in Peace Julie
    Sincerely, Monique xo

  9. My sincere condolences to Marnie and the entire Slack family. Julie always treated me like a member of the family, always had a smile and a comment to brighten my day. I have shed a few tears since I heard of her passing. Special condolences to Kristie, Kyla and Lindsay.

  10. My sincere condolences to the family. Julie was a great soul and was loved by many… RIP✌

  11. I can still hear you saying “Hiya Honey”. I never realized until now how much you sounded like Papa. You always made me feel so special and loved whenever I was in town visiting Dad. Time with Aunt Dodi was and always will be one of my fondest childhood memories of Sarnia. Your hugs were everything. Mom always talks about the day I was born and how she saw you poking your head in every few minutes and she went “is that Julie?!” in shock that you had somehow weaseled your way into the delivery room. The story never gets old or any less hilarious and it is very typical Aunt Dodi. You used to whisper jokes to me at family get togethers or make fun of Dad or Nanny or Papa (perhaps any Slack family member) and make me laugh. You loved to do that and then say “oh nothing” when people caught onto us.

    I am so sorry that so much time passed between my last visit and now. I wish I could have seen you. Heard one more hiya honey or felt another bear hug. I know you took Papa’s passing the hardest so maybe this happened for a reason. Maybe you’re in less pain now and are back sitting on Papa’s lap. Feed him a jujube for me. Love you Aunt Dodi.

    Kristie and Kyla, I am so sorry for your loss and I hope you have each other to lean on.

  12. Kristie & Kyla, I am so sorry for your loss. About what I know about Julie, she loved you both so so much. She was a good friend that I will never forget. We use to talk for hours on the phone. Many laughs together, always fun conversations. She is now being loved by her Dad whom she missed so much & brother Brian. Stay strong for Mom, its not going to be easy when you loose a parent. God Bless you Kristie & Kyla & family.

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