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Donations In Memory of Judith Ann (Madsen) Ceroli

Judith Ann (Madsen) Ceroli Nov. 5, 1940 – Sept. 18, 2021 Judy, as she was known then, may have been one of the first hippie women living in Slocan City, and in those early days, it wasn’t easy. Nor was her son’s early years as a hippie kid at the Slocan Park school.

But Ceroli, an outsider at first, became an integral part of the Slocan Valley, helping to forge new institutions, the early food buying co-op, as a founder of decades-running Theatre Energy, an early member of the Vallican Whole School, Appledale Daycare, the Dumont Creek Burial Society, as a carpenter and crew supervisor at Vallican Whole work days, as a mediator in difficult land negotiations among Reformed Sons of Freedom land holders in the New Settlement, a participant in Common Ground, a group that met in Perrière’s basement to discuss logging and forestry, and then The Slocan Valley Community Legacy Society, and most recently as founder of the Slocan Valley Grassroots Grammas, raising funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. A gathering to remember and tell Judith stories, sad and joyful all at once, will be held next fall.

Judith leaves behind family she loved, her sister Debbie Madsen in Manhattan, Kansas, brother Jeffrey Madsen in The Villages, Florida and son Michael Ceroli in Encino, California.

In her honour, donations may be made to the Slocan Valley Community Legacy Society and the Slocan Valley Grassroots Grammas.

If you wish to make a donation in Judith’s memory, you can:

1. Mail us a cheque (payable to "Slocan Valley Legacy Fund”) at Box 363, Slocan, BC, V0G 2CO. Please enclose a note with your name and mailing address for your tax receipt.

2. Donate via e-transfer by sending an e-transfer to Please include your name and mailing address in your message to receive your tax receipt.

​3. Donate online with a credit card (Click HERE). As you go through the steps to donate this way, there will be a box with a space for a message where you can indicate the donation is in memory of Mike and include your name and address, please.

All “In Memory” donations will be recognized with a card sent to the family informing them of your contribution.

Tax receipts are issued for any donation of $20 or more.

Thank you for your generosity

You can read Judith's full obituary in the November 4th

Valley Voice Newsletter, or by clicking the PDF below.

2021_VV_Judith Ceroli
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