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Judith Frederica Hickey (née Harrison)

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Judith Frederica Hickey (née Harrison)

January 6, 1942 - January 16, 2023

It is with profound sadness that the family of Judith Hickey announces her passing at the age of 81 of pancreatic cancer, peacefully at home in Cobourg with the family by her side. Judy was born in Montreal to the late Geraldine and Fred Harrison. She was also predeceased by her brother Richard (Sherrill). Judy was the beloved wife and best friend of David William for 59 years, loving mother of Susanne and Stephen, and dear sister of Gwynneth Harrison. She also leaves behind her sister-in-law Linda McKenzie (the late David), nephew Peter McKenzie (Susan), and nieces Anne Fullerton (Greg) and Heather McKenzie (Sonas Choi). Judy was a multi-faceted woman who carried on family traditions with her superb culinary skills and flair for entertaining, her understated elegance, a penchant for orderliness, and most of all her thoughtful and kind nature. For years she volunteered with several organizations. She managed Meals on Wheels in Aurora, ON for several years. In Millbrook, ON she managed the Red Cross Equipment Loan program, organized the Millbrook Historical Society’s House & Garden Tours, and was instrumental in securing not-for-profit status for that Society. Most recently, she was an active member of the Inner Wheel in Cobourg. A celebration of life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation in Judy’s name to the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation, or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. We would like to thank the staff of the Northumberland Hills Hospital and, in particular, Dr. F. Mulé for his incredible care and compassion in Judy’s final days.

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Sherry Harley - December 22, 2023

I am so very sad to just find out just now about Judy’s passing. She was an incredible soul who was always so kind to me. My heart hurts for the family.

Tricia Bifolchi - May 7, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Zahida - March 2, 2023

Susanne and family, Thoughts and prayers to you all. Know that mum is smiling down on you all and she will always be with you. Zahida

Michael and Marianne Hendren - February 19, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Community Living Trent Highlands

Tina Carson - February 6, 2023

We are so sorry to hear of Judy's passing. She was indeed a woman of elegance, beauty, and kindness. Mark and I have many fond memories of being warmly welcomed into your home and enjoying delicious meals! :) We hope that only the happy memories of your time together will soon replace the feelings of sadness that you are feeling now. Much love from Mark, Tina, Jake and Zoe Carson

Bill and Marilyn Van Engen - February 2, 2023

Dave we are so very sorry to hear of the loss of Judy, our thought and prayers are with you and your family!

Karen Karvat - February 1, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Christine Robinson - January 31, 2023

So very sad to hear of the passing of Judy, I thoroughly enjoyed our visits when I cleaned for her the past three years. Always had a smile on her face, so kind, gracious & positive. I will miss her. My thought are with you all during this difficult time. Rest In Peace Judy.

Lynda Forgette - January 30, 2023

Judy you will always be in my thoughts and in my heart, you are such a lovely person. Over the years that I've known you, you welcome me into your home and made me feel like a part of your family. You will be greatly missed by everybody that knew you rest in peace Judy.


A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

PRASANN SRIVASTAVA - January 28, 2023

Susanne, my deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and I hope you have the strength in this difficult time.

Mary Elizabeth and George - January 27, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Donna Czukar - January 25, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Bill and Tracy Rinzema - January 24, 2023

Dear Dave, Susanne and Stephen Our deepest condolences to you all on the recent passing of Judy. May your memories give you peace strength and comfort during this challenging time

Donna and Ian Craig - January 24, 2023

Dear Family of Judy, We were very saddened to hear of Judy's recent passing. We learned of it from long-time friend for both Judy and Donna - Margaret Hofmann (Errey). Donna and Judy go back a long time to their teens, and Donna has often talked fondly of an "ancient" rail visit to Judy's "second home" in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia many years ago. Age and distance have kept them apart for many years now, but the good memories remain, so our condolences for Dave and Judy's family are sent with the knowledge that Judy will be remembered for the fine and creative person she was, and the many lives she has touched over the years. Sincerely. Donna and Ian Craig - Pickering.

Sherrill Harrison - January 24, 2023

Dear David, Susanne, Stephen and Gwyn, Judy was an endearing and beautiful soul. She was the epitome of grace, creativity and kindness. Her devotion to family and those she loved was one of the great hallmarks of her life. I am grateful for her friendship and for her being part of my life. My love and thoughts are with you all, Sherrill Rand Harrison, Indian Point Nova Scotia

Rob Tatangelo - January 23, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Kary Moore - January 23, 2023

Susanne, my condolences to you and your family. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

Brigitte Miller - January 23, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Mike S - January 23, 2023

Susanne and Family, my prayers are with all of you during this time. Even though I may not have known her when reading all that she was involved it I can see her passion for things in Susanne.

Vince - January 23, 2023

My deepest condolences for you at this time. Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

gerrie alguire - January 23, 2023

Susanne I was very sorry to learn your mother has passed away. She was a lovely person and it is a huge loss for you and your father and brother. I lost my parents many years ago now and I while I still feel the loss of them in some way they are also always with me. I hope in time that is also true for you. Gerrie

Jeannie Allan and John Atkin - January 22, 2023

Our deepest sympathy to David, Susanne, Stephen and Gwyn. Judy was a positive person and a joy to be with. She will be sorely missed.

Judy & Al Philbrook - January 22, 2023

Dearest Gwyn, Be patient & gentle with yourself as you grieve the loss of your sister. May you & your family accept our sincere expression of sympathy.

Donna Murphy - January 22, 2023

I was deeply saddened when I heard of Judy's passing. I feel privileged to have known her. She had that gentle warmness about her. My deepest condolences go out to her family. May she rest in peace.

Mary Talbot - January 21, 2023

I am saddened to learn of Judy’s passing. As a fellow student at Mount Allison in the early sixties, I well remember her graciousness, kindness, and both inner and outer beauty. Her passing will leave a huge void in your life, Dave, and in the lives of all your family, and her many friends. I wish you peace in your hearts and souls, with my sincerest sympathy. Mary Talbot ’64

Mary Talbot - January 21, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Gwynneth Harrison - January 21, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Patricia Adams - January 21, 2023

So Sorry to hear of Judy's passing, I didn't know she wasn't well, may her problems be ,over, May God Bless

Martin and Linda Foxhall - January 21, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Dale McMillan - January 21, 2023

My condolences to you, Dave and family. Judy was a very soft-spoken, graceful woman, always with a kind word. A pretty good lawn bowler, too. She will be missed.

John Vuckovic - January 20, 2023

My condolences to your family. Judy was a very warm and welcoming person. Our thoughts are with your family.

Joe McCabe - January 20, 2023

Deepest condolences to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. From your friends at AFS


A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Sharyl Ann Milligan - January 20, 2023

To Dave & Family My heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your dear wife Judy & Mother to her children. Whenever you met Judy she always had a warm smile & kind word to say to one, whether at the Lawn Bowling Club working on the flower pots or in an aisle in the grocery store.

Diana Maltby - January 20, 2023

To Susanne and Family. Sending my sincere condolences during this sad, difficult time. Although I did not personally know your mother Judith, during many walks on the Magna campus over the years with Susanne, your closeness and respect for her was very much noted. I hope that she is now in a more peaceful place and that memories of good times together will help you through your grief. With respect, Diana Maltby

Joan MacKinnon - January 20, 2023

Dear Susanne and family, our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Mom. Whenever you talked about your Mom, it was always about Judith being an amazing, strong and kind person. I know her loss will leave a big void in your heart. May your memories help you through your sorrow. Our deepest sympathies, Joan & Bill and Joyce & Bill

Mike Hardman - January 20, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Brigitta Miller, Daniel and Sarah - January 20, 2023

My heartfelt condolences to David, Susanne, Stephen and Gwyn. Judy was a graceful, kind and giving Lady - one of a kind, indeed. She set an example to all who knew her. A challenge to emulate, if at all! Her unique spirit will remain guarded in my heart and soul - never to be forgotten.

Desiree McDonald - January 19, 2023

So heartbreaking. The Hickeys are like family to us and played such a huge role in my childhood and who I am today. I will forever cherish all my memories when I was a little girl with Mrs. Hickey teaching me how to bake and cook, going into town and going shopping, tucking me in at night, teaching me about horses and so so much more. I love you all so very much and I am forever grateful for everything you all have done with and for us ❤️❤️ I'll always remember the amazing taste of her pasta salad and the excitement I felt when she gave me the recipe in high-school, or making zucchini chocolate cake that I still crave and Mr. Hickey at the table grinding the zucchini while Mrs. Hickey and I laughed and baked away ❤️ I am so sorry such a kind, wonderful loving soul, woman, and mother has left this world, sending all the thoughts and prayers to the family ❤️❤️❤️ Rest in peace Mrs. Hickey ❤️❤️ love you forever ❤️🕊

Ralph & Norma Stoffers - January 19, 2023

Dave and family; our deepest condolences. We enjoyed many hours of lawn bowling with both of you. I treasure the hours Judy and I spent together in the kitchen and the flowers at the club loved her touch. She was indeed a special lady.

Diane (Fordham) and Bruce Wells - January 19, 2023

Dear David, Bruce and I were so very sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. She was a truly lovely lady. May your wonderful memories bring you comfort in the days and weeks ahead.

Murray & Patricia Wood - January 19, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Murray & Trish Wood - January 19, 2023

Dear David, Susanne and Stephen, There are no words to express how sad we are to hear of Judy's (your mom's) death. She was such a lovely, kind and generous woman. We know this must be such a painful time and tremendous loss to all of you. Know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time and that we are available at any time should you need anything at all. Our deepest sympathies, with love, Murray & Trish

Lisa and Bill Wittur - January 19, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Margaret and Frank Hofmann - January 19, 2023

Words fail to express the heartbreak Frank and I feel to learn of Judy’s sudden devastating health crisis that has led to her passing. Judy was a pivotal part of my childhood. We shared so many dreams and concerns. When were we ever going to stop growing? (Each of us was always the tallest in our classes.) What would we be doing when we grew up? Our final Halloween outing together - Judy the groom to my bride - was such fun and so memorable. Merely a few years later Judy was being voted Princess of her Maritime university - early recognition of what would become known as her stellar qualities. Even before she was a teenager Judy had been the gentle, caring, kind and thoughtful girl that she remained throughout her life. I will be forever grateful for having had her in my life - then, and across the miles throughout the intervening years. The loss of her now feels enormous. But the beauty that was Judy - from the inside out - can only remain. She was a precious gift in our lives. Frank and I hold all of Judy’s family in our hearts in this time of all too real sorrow. We loved you, Judy.

Peter Schmitz - January 18, 2023

This is incredibly sad. We, Myra and I, remember going for our morning walk and there, as most routine, were the Hickey’s walking north as we were walking south. Then came the usually chatter, between us, either of a political note or some sort of nonsense stuff and then slowly we would meander on. It was always fun and enjoyable. Our condolences to you three as you move into your new circumstance. Peter 🙏

Don Patterson - January 18, 2023

My sincere condolences to the Hickey family, I only met Judy a couple times, such a graceful soul, with her beautiful daughter and son, Steve. Judy had a special presence with her. God send peace to your family, may you all remember Judy and the great memories with Judy. Love from Steve's great friend, Don and the Patterson family

Jann Howard - January 18, 2023

I am devastated to hear the news of Judy. We became good friends on a cruise and have corresponded ever since. Geoff my late Husband and I visited in Canada and were able to stay with Judy and Dave for a few days, and that was a very special time. My sincere thoughts go to Stephen and Susanne and to Dave for their loss and all my love, Jann Howard Australia.

Clemy Lamensa - January 18, 2023

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Judy's passing. My deepest condolences to everyone. Thinking of you, love and hugs from Clemy, Olivia and Sophia

Eunice Mrazek-Chartrand - January 18, 2023

Dear Gywnn I'm so sorry to learn of your sisters passing. You and your family are in my prayers. Eunice

Mike and Debbie Bedford - January 18, 2023

Dear Dave, Susanne and Stephen, Mike and I were heartbroken to hear of Judy’s passing. She was a kind, loving lady and a wonderful neighbour. I will miss chatting with her while we walked the neighbourhood. Mike will miss chatting with Judy at the end of the driveway and convincing her she could use more vegetables (zucchini) from the garden. She made a lasting impression on us and we are so glad to have known her.

Celia Hunter, on behalf of the Millbrook & Cavan Historical Society - January 18, 2023

On behalf of the Millbrook & Cavan Historical Society and all of us who enjoyed the grace, the talents and the energy that Judith bestowed on us during her years here, I send sincere condolences to David, Susanne and Stephen, and all the family, for your difficult loss. Judy is part of the fabric here. Her unforgettable smile, her hospitality, and all the wonderful work she did to advance and enhance the appreciation of local history in our township, are woven into who we are as a community. We will miss her but treasure all that she gave us. We send our deepest sympathy.

Kelly Smith - January 18, 2023

Dear Dave and family, we are so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. She was such a sweet and thoughtful lady..the epitome of Class..we always enjoyed visiting with her. Please take care, and know that you have a special Angel watching over you all now💞 Sending love & hugs from Kelly & Bill Smith, and Joan McMann

Janice Ecclestone - January 18, 2023

Miles and I are very saddened to hear of Judy's passing. I think of Dave and Judy often ... she was a lovely, kind person and the world is not as fine a place without her. One of my favorite pics that still hangs in our stable is with Dave, Judy, myself and Gord Wadds as my Awesome Mr Te colt had one of his many wins. Sending our condolences to Dave and her family.

Heather McKenzie and Family - January 18, 2023

Thinking of you all. Sending love and light during this difficult time. Much love.

Fran Marsh - January 18, 2023

Judy was such a lovely person. It was always a pleasure to lawn bowl with her or against her or have a pleasant chat whenever we met up. My sincere condolences to Dave and family.

Larry and Lynne McDougall, Carrie Patterson - January 18, 2023

To Dave and all Judy's family. It is with great sadness that we learned of your unbearable loss. We have so many great memories of Judy from our days of showing Prince Royale and the appaloosa horse shows. She was always wonderful. So generous and kind. In all beautiful inside and out. We are so grateful to have known Judy. Our hearts and prays are with you.

Allan Davis - January 18, 2023

So sorry to hear that this woman, whose beauty was way more than skin deep, is no longer with us. My memories of Judith are deepest in my Nova Scotia boyhood when Grandmother Strum would spend part of the winter with us in Hantsport or Yarmouth and summertime would involve some time spent in Mader's Cove, Mahone Bay. My thoughts are with all of you today. Cousin Allan (Strum) Davis.

Philip and Linda Verzin - January 18, 2023

We are shocked and saddened by Judy's passing. She was a wonderful person and dear friend. We had so many fun times at horse shows over the years. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Barrie and Patricia Fordham - January 18, 2023

Dear David and family. We offer our deepest sympathy at the passing of Judy. She was a wonderful gentle woman who gave so much of herself to others. When we met over the years she was always smiling. This comes as an incredible shock to all who knew her. May she be at peace.

Linda Gilbert and Tom Hobbins - January 18, 2023

Our condolences to Dave, Susanne, Stephen and other family members. We thought the world of Judy. She was always kind and gracious. We love you and are thinking of you during this difficult time.

Alma Beston - January 17, 2023

Dear David, Stephen and Susanne. As a friend of Judith's in Inner Wheel, I am very sorry for your profound loss. Our club seem to suit Judith, and we in turn enjoyed her friendship and faithful participation in our activities to raise money for local charities. We will miss her. May the grace of God be with you all always.

Petra Hartwig - January 17, 2023

I was so sad to hear of Judith‘s passing. We met and worked together in Inner Wheel and Judith brought elegance and flare in whatever she did. My sincere condolences to Judith‘s family.

Donna Longman - January 17, 2023

David and family, my deepest condolences. Judy will always be remembered for the beauty that shone from her through all that she was involved with. She will be missed. Donna

Bonnie Sheridan - January 17, 2023

David and family, our deepest sympathy to you. I missed seeing Judith at the lawn bowling club these past couple of years. I will think of Judith whenever I see the pots of flowers on the club house veranda. She was such a lovely lady and she will be missed. Ray & Bonnie