Hummingbird hand drawn watercolor realistic illustration

February 25th 1943 - February 28th 2011

Celebrating her life

Judith Marlene McLeod, Born February 25th, 1943 in Port Hawkesbury, died February 28th, 2011 at the Cumberland Care Regional Health Center with her family by her side. Judy was a resident of the East Cumberland Lodge the last two years of her life.

Hummingbird Flying
Purple Flowers Watercolor

In her early days in Pugwash, Nova Scotia, Judy was a social activist who was very involved in the Family and Children’s Services of Cumberland County, as well as involved in the refurbishment and the construction of homes for persons needing housing assistance.

After moving to Wallace, Judy was a volunteer librarian at the Wallace Elementary School for many years and started a program to have authors of children’s books read their works to the children, led the implementation of the Dewey Decimal System and received A Friend of Education Award from then Premier John Buchanan.

Judy then moved to Wasagamack, in northern Manitoba with her husband Peter, also a life long educator, where she was a school librarian and taught home economics on a Cree Reserve where she was much loved by the children.

Judy was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Mary Philpott and her son Donald Peter.

She is survived by her husband Peter of 41 years, sister Pauline of Denver, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia; brother Kenneth, of Lethbridge, Alberta; children Carroll Joseph and wife Seung Kyoo Lee, Montreal, Quebec; Francine, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Andrew, Wallace, Nova Scotia; Charles, Omaha, Nebraska; Tracey and her partner Moe, Moncton, New Brunswick; Katie and husband Darren, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia; Lisa, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Sara, Vancouver, British Columbia; and grandchildren Celeste, Dreizan, Jalen, Madeleine and Jesse Peter.

Judy’s remains have been cremated and she is resting at her home in Wallace, Nova Scotia. A Memorial Service in her memory will be styled on her annual garden parties and held at the family home in Wallace, Nova Scotia, in July 2011 during the families’ bi-annual reunion vacation.

Watercolor Purple Flowers Illustration

A Day of Celebration

A Day of Joy, with attendees coming together from England, New York, Nebraska, and various places throughout Canada, celebrating through music, laughter, and the sharing of stories.

Modern oasis leaf
Modern oasis leaf

Gone, but not ever forgotten

She will be forever remembered by those who loved her as a lifelong social entertainer well known for her outstanding cooking talent, irreverent story telling, and making all those around her laugh and feel at home.