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Judy Sinclair (September 13, 1934 - October 5, 2021) was a Canadian actress who portrayed Willy. She passed away peacefully at the age of 87.


Judy Sinclair

She was born as Mary Judith Sinclair to her parents Moray and Madeleine Sinclair. She was married to David Hughes. She was the mother of Laura Ann Nahaway Hughes and Evan Moray Hughes who both passed away before she did. She was the sister of Dr. Colin Sinclair and sister-in-law to Margot Sinclair. She also had another brother named Donald Sinclair.

She was survived by David Hughes, her grandsons Aidan Taylor, Owen Stratten, and Gavin Hughes, her sister-in-law, Estelle Sinclair, her cousin, Patricia Huschilt, her ten nieces and nephews and their partners: Carolyn Gordon (Lindsay), Janie Beyrle (Steve), Margie Wilson (Greg), Mary Ann Pas (Mike), Diane Landgraf (Robert), Donald Sinclair (Stacey Sawyer), Michael Sinclair, Robert Sinclair (Sandy), Joan Sinclair-Pion (Gerald), Suzanne Wilson (Dr. Jack), her 22 great nieces and nephews and their partners, as well many cousins.

Judy was introduced to the theatre by her father, when she was just six years old. She was a stage veteran while still in her early twenties, appearing in I Remember Mama, The Remarkable, Mr. Pennypacker, Philadelphia Story, Our Town, Twelfth Night, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Crucible, and The Moon is Blue. She took part in more than 600 CBC radio plays, did film roles for the National Film Board. Some of her later films include Don't Say a Word (2001), Lucky Number Slevin (2006), and Away From Her (2006). She also did numerous television commercials and print ads.