Thursday, February 1, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Vibrant Industry Leader Passes Away

The sailing community is mourning as one of its vibrant personalities sadly passed away just before Christmas, leaving behind her loving husband of 41 years.

Annie Judd was a beautiful woman who will be remembered for her engaging character, enthusiasm, and desire to spread love and joy to whomever she met.

She met her husband, John, in Port Lincoln four decades ago, the two of them were married in Thailand in 1992 and have been inseparable since.

They’ve enjoyed a full and exciting life, travelling the world, and running a successful marine business together for many years.

A lover of culture and travel, Annie was also a conscious community member, offering her help with a variety of local charities and events over the years.

She was farewelled by over a hundred people at a memorial service held at the Lookout Lounge, Coral Sea Marina, on Sunday.

Everyone wore her favourite colour orange, and her niece Kristen Zacher wrote a eulogy for her much-loved aunt.

Her words resonated with many people in the room as she described a woman who was always encouraging people to love and connect.

“She was the person keeping the Judd side of the family connected,” said Kristen.

“Calling to see how we were, asking if we had talked to others in the family and encouraging us to do so.”

Annie was also known as a great friend to many, known for her love, honour, loyalty, and kindness.

“We had the privilege of knowing a vibrant and energetic, down-to-earth, generous, kind, talkative person who had a fantastic sense of humour and faced any challenges head on and was willing to help those she loved in any way she could,” shared Kristen.

Our thoughts are with family at this very sad time.

Annie Judd sadly passed away on 9th of December 2023. Photo supplied

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