Linda Lee — My personal bridge blog

Sad News about a lovely lady

I was saddened to hear about the death of Julie Fajgelzon, a Canadian womens bridge internationalist.  Last year Julie was scheduled to play in the Canadian Womens Team Championship. She had cancer and was too ill to play and so at the last minute I substituted for her playing with Barbara  Saltman, her partner. I was a poor substitute.

I remember visiting and talking about the plan, if we won she would be better and she would go to Lisle and play. I think both of us knew that was unlikely to happen but we did share that fantasy.

I last played with her on a team in the 2011 Toronto NABC. She was ill but she still gave the event her all.


Julie Toronto 2011

Our last international event together was a team in Shanghai in 2007. It was fun to visit China and our team did quite well.

She was always giving, always cheerful, never critical. She was a wonderful person, a very good bridge teacher a loving and giving mother and grandmother. Julie always had a way of placing the other person first. She did that even now when she managed to make it to her daughter’s wedding just before she died.






1 Comment

veziMarch 3rd, 2013 at 5:32 am

yah neh! All she did it was her gift from god, she wil be always remembered…… God ‘v time 2 give & the time 2 collect his belonging an i would like us all 2 accept and let her soul rest with peace…..

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