Judith Rose HUBBARD (REEVE)
It is with sadness that
the family of Judith Rose Hubbard (Reeve)
announce her passing on Friday, September 20th, 2019 at the Cumberland
Regional Health Center.
Judith is survived by three
brothers, William, Nick, and Simon; seven children, Benjamin, Edward,
Suzanne, Nicola, Haynes, Lydia, and Francis. The Hub-Club has grown to
include 15 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was
predeceased by her husband, Charles.
Judith was born in
Norwich, England in 1933, the eldest of four of the late James and
Hesketh Reeve (Spencer).
After school and following
her lifelong love of four legged creatures with a saddle, she worked
as a stable hand and groom in England, Ireland and Switzerland before
meeting something two legged that caught her eye; Charles. With their
mutual love of each other and the land, they set about a life of
farming initially in Wales, then England. In 1969, with family and
animals in tow, they sailed into Pier 21 and settled in Shinimicas,
When she wasn’t
raising seven children, milking 40 Jersey cows, engaging with the NS
Federation of Agriculture, studying St. Augustine at King’s
College, writing for Rural Delivery, and hosting an endless steam of
diverse international agricultural students, she found a sliver of
time to get on a horse now and then.
At 66, with grown children
scattered across the globe, she and Charles transitioned from full on
commercial farming to a more sedate, organically orientated, farm
lifestyle. Then she met Leonard, her spotted ‘fire
horse’. Together with her extended Galloway Stables family,
she returned to her stable hand roots. She not only enjoyed riding
but, as was her want, was incredibly generous with up-and-coming
riders of all ages – first and foremost being her grandchildren. Age
did not stop Judith from being curious and a yearning to learn new
things. She would avail herself of different instructors and
clinicians, often sponsoring other riders who shared her passion.
Known as the Grand Dame of Galloway Stables, Judith set the bar and
will be greatly missed for her kindness, generosity and
A few years back, along
with a billion others, Judith signed up for a Facebook account. Unlike
slightly less than a billion others, her musings were thoughtful,
poignant, inclusive, and eminently wise, drawing on a profound
understanding of Mother Nature and our collective need to wake up and
look after our little patch called Earth.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jones
Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS
(902-667-8777). There will be no visiting hours. A funeral service
will be held at Christ Church, Amherst, on Wednesday, September 25 at
4PM. Fr. Will Ferry officiating. Burial will take place in the parish
Following the service, a
potluck reception will be held at Art of Eating Deli, 91 Victoria
Street East, Amherst. Please label food and ownership of pot.
Those wishing to
make a donation in Judith’s memory may do so to Feed Nova
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Judith Rose HUBBARD REEVE..
Décès pour la Ville: Amherst, Province: Nova Scotia