It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of the matriarch of the family, Hattie Hubley of Amherst Shore, NS on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at the age of 95. Everyone loved "Granny Hattie".
Born in Minudie, NS, she was the youngest daughter of the late Florence (Field) (Gordon) Bell and the late Frederick Gordon. She was predeceased by sister Claire, sister Ruby Betts, and twin brother and sister Frank Gordon and Frances Lowther. Hattie was the last surviving member of her family.
After the war, Hattie married Edward Hubley and they settled in Chapman Settlement to raise a family. She worked hard her whole life raising her children, quilting, knitting, painting and wallpapering, gardening and running the household. As her children got older, Hattie ventured into housecleaning, traveling to Amherst daily; she had many clients who became good friends. Her energy was endless; cleaning cottages in the spring/summer often included moving a boat outdoors by herself, something she chuckled at in later years. She continued housecleaning well into her senior years.
Hattie was always up for company and a good cup of tea. She loved playing cards, Yahtzee, Bingo and slot machines; especially the ones in Las Vegas! She enjoyed the challenge of doing large, complicated puzzles and was feisty to the end.
Hattie will be dearly missed by her daughters, Donna Brown who cared for her mom the last 3 1/2 years, Sharon Hubley (Roy Embree), Spirit River, AB, Barb (Keith) Davis, Port Howe, NS, and Frances Johnston, Grande Prairie, AB.
She was predeceased by Edward in 1982, her only son Donald in 2019, her eldest daughter Edith in 2018, son-in-law Don Brown, former sons-in-law Fred Brown and Ronald MacDonald.
She will also be greatly missed by special niece Edna Embree, daughter-in-law Carolyn Hubley, son-in-law John Graham and former daughter-in-law Pearl Richardson. Granny Hattie leaves a huge legacy of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; she fiercely loved them all.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church Street, Amherst, NS (902-667-8777). A public funeral will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 2 pm from the Jones Family Funeral Centre, Wayne Jarvis, DLM, officiating. Pre-Registration is required. Please call the funeral home to register your attendance. Masks are required, and it is asked that all follow Covid Regulations.
Donations in memory of Hattie may be made to the VON Cumberland or the charity of your choice.
"SHE WAS A TREASURE."
Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Hattie's online memorial at www.jonesfamilyfuneralcentre.ca or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.