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Familiar Face Retires From Serving Community For 19 Years

by Shanine Sealey

Judy Morris is a familiar name around the community and is known for a wide array of reasons; however, one of her most prominent roles in Martensville was through the Valley West Justice Committee (VWJC).

Morris, who is a founding member of the VWJC has been involved with this organization for the past 19 years, spending many of those years as Chair, in addition to being a liaison with police, the court, Saskatoon Community Mediation Services and Saskatoon Tribal Council.

Others may recognize Morris from her many years working the front line at the Martensville RCMP detachment, or from her time working as an advocate with Sask Central Victim Services.

Countless individuals have seen firsthand benefits from the compassion and kindness that Morris displays, and those that have worked alongside her over the years have gained an abundance of knowledge and personal growth thanks to this dedicated individual.

Wanda Soder-Munholland can attest to how having Morris in her life has been a gift. “Judy is one of the most caring people that I know, and I consider myself so blessed to call her one of my good friends. She has listened and walked beside me through some tough files over the years and in my own personal life. She has never stopped advocating for Restorative Justice in the policing areas that Valley West covered and even offered our services in communities not in our service area,” Soder-Munholland explained.

This year marks the end of an era as Morris will be heading into retirement. Although she will no longer be working in these areas, her impact will continue to live on through the many individuals that she helped ensure received proper training. “Judy also advocated for training and support for all the mediators with Valley West and she will be missed by all,” Soder-Munholland added.

“Judy so deserves her retirement, and I am so happy that she will have more time to travel with Ivan, spend time with all their grandchildren and of course save all her furry friends (cats especially). I want to say THANK YOU Judy on behalf of Martensville and surrounding communities for your commitment to Valley West Community Justice Committee for the past 19 years.”

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