- 60 years old
- Date of birth: Sep 18, 1955
- Place of birth:
- Date of passing: Sep 1, 2016
- Place of passing:
Orlando, Florida, United States
|A Beautiful Soul is Never Forgotten. May Julia's Spirit Remain With Us Forever.|
Julia was born on September 18, 1955, in Montreal, Canada. She received her bachelor’s degree from Concordia University, and went on to build a vibrant career as a residential real estate broker. The ultimate entrepreneur, Julia started her own business in Ottawa, the Real Estate Book, where it soon thrived. When she relocated to Orlando, she fought through the bureaucratic red tape to start her own real estate brokerage company, Options Realty. Julia’s reputation in the real estate industry, where she worked for more than twenty years, was exemplary. She mentored the people who worked for her, inspired those who hoped to follow in her footsteps, and served her clients as a consummate professional.
Julia was diagnosed with breast cancer in the fall of 2014. For the past two years, she fiercely and courageously battled cancer, while simultaneously running her successful business. Unwilling to cede any ground to cancer, Julia had the best period of her professional career last month.
Julia Lynn Parsons-Kalser passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2016. Julia is survived by her husband, David Kalser, her son, Jamie Parsons, and Pumpkin, the best puppy in the world.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to charities working to prevent and cure breast cancer. Please follow the link: https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-donations
"There has not been a single day that has passed that I do not wish you were still here. Every morning I wake up I think of you,
because every morning I wake up, I know I am here because of you. For every sunrise for the rest of my life, I will be grateful for your guidance and encouragement. For every sunset I will know I made it through the day because you carried me. I needed and wanted many more days with you but what you left me with, will forever resonate. Every single day I'm fortunate to open my eyes, I thank you for blessing me with you. I will forever love you my sweet Julia today and everyday I'm able to take in air. You've given me confidence, you've given me courage, and you gave me something that could never be replaced, your love. Everyday I thank you and I hope you can hear me ... when I look up and speak, asking you to stand behind me, asking you to guide me as ive been so used to for the past 4 years of my life. You were God sent and though I'm an athieist, I know it had to be something omnipotent to send you into my life. I miss you terribly Julia, with every yearning piece of my heart. No matter how many days pass this feeling will never grow old. I miss you Julia Kalser, today, tomorrow and for the rest of my days. I know this will stand true until my last. You have made an imprint on this meager life that nothing in all its glory could possibly fill. Forever empty in a place only you could fill. I love, love, love, love , love you my sweet Julia."
"God gives hope to see the ones we loss in death again.may this scripture gives you all comfort in this time of loss this is just temporary (Act 24:15)"and I have hope towards God,which hope these men also looked forward to,that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous ".ay gods holy word the Bible continue to strengthen your faith in his promises."
"My deepest sympathise to Jamie. Julia was a long time friend and a LOVELY lady. Having known her for over 30 years has been a pleasure. Her death has made a vacancy in my life and those who know her. A great loss"
"Today would have been our Julia's 61st birthday. Julia, you should have had at least 30 more birthdays, but you were robbed of this life and we were robbed of your beautiful earthly spirit.
I find myself talking to my new angel, several times a day, already asking for help here and there. Julia would, if at all possible, look out for all of us, the people she loved.
Thinking of you David, on one of many sad days that you have had since August 28th, when the nightmare began. Know that you are not alone in your grief, because many of us loved Julia too and are feeling a gap in our souls as well. But you were Julia's soulmate and you must be missing her terribly. Our hearts are with you.
Take good care, David and we will be in touch soon.
Mary & Mickey Bailey"
"David, I wish I had the words to express the sorrow that we are feeling. We think about you and Julia often and the laughs that we were able to share during our visits to FL. I hope that when we are having these cherished memories we are also passing on some comfort from afar. She'll always be in our hearts."
"Shocked and saddened by the news, but we're so happy we had the chance to get to know her a little over the last several years. Our get togethers were always something special. May Julia rest in peace. David our hearts are with you.
Love, Cheryl & Steve"
"Wishing Julia's family and close friends peace and strength at this time. I had not been in touch with Julia since our teen years, but I am saddened by her passing. She lives large in my memory as a bright, intelligent being who could make me laugh and think at the same time. I can see her smile when I close my eyes. I had intended to reconnect soon, but alas, life is too short. I console myself by knowing that she lived well and was happy. Peace to you all."
"My heartfelt prayers and love to you David as well as Julia's family. We are so very sorry. Julia was such a fun-loving and free spirited woman whom we adored.Always here for you. Beautiful Julia, fly high you precious soul. You will be missed dearly!! xoxoxo"
"I am lost without my hero and idol. I read tributes from so many of Julia's close friends. It is a true testimonial to how caring and special she was to so many of us for so long. Years and miles did not give her reason to forget all her friends from the past. Years and the heavens will not allow us to forget all that we admire and love of Julia. I will try to be as kind and thoughtful in her memory. Let us all take time every day to appreciate someone and to show we care as Julia did so naturally. Jamie and David, though we all feel a great loss, we cannot imagine your sorrow. My prayers and thoughts are with you both through these difficult times."
"I cannot begin to say how saddened I am by the news of Julia's passing. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Please know your work "family" is here for you if you need anything at all. XO"
"David & Family - Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for your loss. We know that Julia was everything to you and to many others. She is in a better place and always watching over all who she loved and all who loved her. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you in the coming days, months and years.....................Rest peacefully Julia"
"It is with great sadness to hear of my cousin Julia's passing. Julia was a vibrant and caring soul and she will be missed. Cheryl and I extend our deepest condolences to her husband David and her son Jamie. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May she now be at peace."
"Words are so inadequate, but we will always keep Julia close in our hearts, and offer her family healing prayers at this most difficult and painful time ..."
"Just when her life seemed brightest
Just when her years seemed the best
She was called from this world of wonder
To a home of Eternal Rest
Fond memories of the times we shared will keep us together.
Irene Parsons (Jamie's Nana)"
"My condolences first to you David, your family, and your friends. Alas and blessedly also the sadness and the sorrow is not yours alone and the grief is shared by so very many: Julia was a powerful force and left an indelible mark. At first simply a sister-in-law she proved herself to be a trusted and valued good friend—she was "family" as defined in every way of the term. Not without her troubles, Julia always triumphed. It is a comfort she "found" you and she always thrived—and left us on a high note. May we all celebrate our memories of her and her legacy."
"Julia and I met in grade 9 in Montreal. We hit it off immediately. Her wit and intelligence were probably what I noticed first. There were many experiences we had but our trip on the bus to Trois Riviere was the most memorable. Clearly, Julia was loved and admired by many. My condolences to her family during this very sad time"
"Dear David,Jamie and family. We send sincere thoughts , regrets to you today at the passing of my cousin Julia, named after our dear grandmother. She was loved ,is loved and will always be remembered by the Canadian cousins."
"I am deeply saddened about my cousin's passing. You don't expect to have to say goodbye at such a young age and so suddenly. I, along with my husband Dennis, send love and sympathy to David, Jamie, Gerald and his family, Dean and his family and all of Julie's and David's family and friends. God bless you, Julie."
"I can only imagine your sense of loss David. Julia and I felt connected by both our Canadian citizenship and our choice to move down to Orlando. Julia was so honest and dependable and truly cared about people's happiness. I am so saddened to hear of her passing and will miss her for both personal and professional reasons. Rest peacefully Julia."
"It was with great sadness that I learned of Julia's passing. Julia and I were high school friends who spent all of our time sharing all the things teenage girls do. Even though our paths have not crossed in awhile Julia will always hold a special place in heart and memories."
"For all who knew and loved her the memories of her will be happy ones and someday will leave an afterglow of smiles. But not today. Today the earth has one less gentle soul, and heaven has new angel. Rest in peace beautiful Julia."
"I was deeply saddened by Julia's passing. Julia and I were friends since we met in high school at BHS. She was one of the first friends I met and she introduced me to so many new friends. she was always kind, loyal, funny and extremely smart. She loved her family so much and was so very proud of her son Jamie. She was an exceptional woman and I am so proud to have had so many wonderful memories of our friendship. You are cherished by all who knew you Julia xxx
Love Nancy Anderson
"I write this with such a heavy heart. My memories of Julia start when we were just little girls playing and swimming at our cottages on Lac Notre Dame. Our friendship started then and continued through our lives. We celebrated so many special occasions together, the last one being my daughter Kristen's wedding. (Julia's goddaughter). That day was the first time I met you David and the last time I saw Julia. I am so glad she found you David. Jamie, you know what you meant to your mom. I don't know how to end this other than say thank god for memories. I will miss you dear friend. Love you always,
"Words cannot possibly convey the depth of sadness we are feeling at this time. With broken hearts we send our condolences to David, Jamie, Dean and Sheila, Gerald and Anita, their families and extended family.
We will cherish our fond memories of a lifetime and I will forever miss my beautiful cousin...my "buddy".... With Peace and Love from Nancy, Paul, Jon and Jaclyn."
"Heather and I are so saddened to learn about Julia's death. She was such a vibrant person, full of dynamism and energy.
Julia was good at keeping in touch with friends, and always full of fun and laughter. I have many warm memories of her as a young girl, when we would spend time together as part of a large circle of friends at Lac Notre Dame.
Whatever difficulties she had, Julia tackled them head on, bringing all her talents to bear on any obstacle in her path. She was thoughtful and effective as a town councillor here in Hudson and used her way with people to get things done.
Julia will be dearly missed by family and friends."
"My dear niece, Julia, has been a bright light for me since the day she was born. I have delighted in watching her grow and bloom as a wonderful mother to Jamie and a loving wife for David.
I miss her very much as do her cousins Andrea and Derek but her love of life will remain a shining memory for us.
My loving thoughts are with Jamie and David. i share your emptiness.
With much love,
"Words cannot express our shock and sorrow. You not being at the other end of a phone call or email is too hard to imagine.
She is Gone
You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all she has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
Or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she’s gone
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
Be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what she would want:
Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
"Dear beautiful Julia, oh you are being terribly missed. We are blessed for the fun time we had together just two weeks ago, when we had some glasses of wine, enough to put us in the mood to sing and dance inside the uber ride home...lol...And that evening you reminded that i had said "Julia, he is the one!!", referring to David, You just kept talking about this special guy. Yes, he is the one indeed!! We always had so much fun together, dancing, laughing, and sometimes falling on the floor due of course because we always would be wearing super high heels!! You are not just a friend, but you are also a professional we will miss forever. You helped us so much purchasing our new home here in Winter Garden. We have your touches throughout our home, the plant you chose for us, the screen, the blinds! and the love and dedication you engraved into our house and our heart. We love you. God bless you and until one day we meet again."
"Dear David, your Aunt and I only knew Julia for about six years -- through Phone Calls, Emails, Texts and Videos ...
What we soon learned after you had us "meet" her was that she was a Loving, Lovely, Friendly Sweet lady who was making you, our Nephew David, very very very happy!
Now we hope and are very sure that your cherished memories of Julia will continue to make you, David, happy throughout your life...
We love you,
Uncle Manny and Aunt Trudy"
"How would I describe Julia? Well, vibrant would be a good start! Julia was so kind, always had her car full of gifts for my kids and me, whenever she visited. Julia never forgot a birthday - she was much better than I was on that! She was so very proud of her Jamie and talked about his pilot progress. Julia truly cared about her friends, her friend's family and never forgot details about people she loved. Julia and I met in 1968 and became fast friends. I love her like a sister.
Julia and David were two peas in a pod. They were so well suited and were such wonderful hosts at their beautiful home in Florida. They were the entertaining dream team and we will always remember our time with them. Julia loved David to bits and always told me so. It went both ways.
How can such a vibrant, funny, smart, beautiful lady be gone so early? It is baffling to us all. Julia was so brave with her breast cancer treatment and what followed. Even describing what she was going through was always with humour! That's our Julia!
Julia will be forever missed by all who were lucky enough to be in her life. Rest in peace, beautiful friend.
Love Mary and Mickey Bailey"
"Deeply saddened by Julia passing - she was one beautiful,smart, full of life and love person . My prayers and thoughts are with you all
As a mother, she could not be anymore proud of her son.
May she rest in peace - while always being with us ."