The Trent University community is saddened to learn of the passing of Judith (Judi) Brocklehurst, a long-time employee, whose career with the University spanned two decades.
A fixture with the Trent International community, recognized for her dedication to helping students, Ms. Brocklehurst began her career at Trent in 2001 as an academic skills instructor in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program, a position she held until 2009. Ms. Brocklehurst continued her long career at Trent working with Trent International as an ESL instructor and instructional technology coordinator.
“Judi had a special and uncompromising belief in all that is good, and an unwavering commitment to family and friends,” said Glennice Burns, associate vice-president of International. “Judi was a member of the Trent community for over 20 years, sharing her knowledge with many students. We honour her, by profoundly feeling and expressing our loss, but also by remembering Judi – an amazing person who has played a unique and special role in all of our lives as well as all her students.”
Below is an excerpt from her obituary notice:
Suddenly on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre in her 56th year. Beloved wife of George for 30 years. Devoted mother of Lewis. Loving daughter of Malvin and the late Stephen Kozsukan. Dear sister of James Kozsukan and his wife Barbara, Robert Kozsukan, and Donald Kozskan. Dear daughter-in-law of the late Mildred and Peter Woods. Dear sister-in-law of Ann Brocklehurst, Mark and Karen Woods, Fred and Hope Woods, Hilary and John Sledziewski. Sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. In accordance with Judi`s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be a private family. Celebration of Life held at the HIGHLAND PARK FUNERAL CENTRE 2510 Bensfort Rd., Peterborough. In memory of Judi and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Kawartha Food Share would be appreciated by the family.
The University extends heartfelt sympathies to Ms. Brocklehurst’s family and friends, and to all who knew her at Trent. In honour of Ms. Brocklehurst, the flag atop the Bata Library will be lowered to half-mast on the day of her memorial service.