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Julia Marcella "Judy" Rau


Julia Marcella "Judy" Rau

Rau, Julia Marcella, "Judy" (nee Reynolds), 95, Truro, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018 in Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro, surrounded by her family. Born in Windsor, Ontario, she was a daughter of the late Edmund and Julia (Quarry) Reynolds. Judy travelled the world as a Diplomate’s wife. While traveling around the world, she gave birth to five out of her seven children overseas and two of her children in Canada.

She is survived by sister Rosemary Hall of Ontario; sons, Andy (Lucie) of Ottawa, Pat (Adelia) of Truro, Brian (Donna) of Truro, Jerome (Cheryl) of Dallas Texas; daughters, Mary K. (Sue) Hay (Bill) of Truro, Christine Isaacs (Roger) of Ottawa, Margaret Duhan (Mike) of Hubley, Hlfx. Co; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Jane.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Gerald Anthony Rau; son Kevin in infancy; brothers, Ted, Bud, Bill; sister Margaret.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. No visitation by family request. Funeral service will take place on Friday, Sept. 14th at 10:00 am in the Immaculate Conception Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro. Father Dariusz Miskowicz will officiate with a reception to follow in Campbell Hall. Burial will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Robie Street, Truro. No flowers by family request. Donations in Judy’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. A special thank you to the wonderful caregivers of Purdy Lane at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro, for your compassion, your care, and your professionalism. We could not have asked for better care for our mother.  Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Judy’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:

Service Date
Friday, September 14, 2018
Service Time
10:00 am
Service Location
Immaculate Conception Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro, NS

No visitation by family request.

Burial Date
September 14, 2018
Burial Location
Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Robie Street, NS

Requested Charity
Alzheimer's Society