Judith Curtis

Obituary of Judith Evelyn Curtis

You always made my troubles feel so small

And you were always there to catch me when I'd fall

In a world where heroes come and go

Well God just took the only one I know

Jealous of The Angels ( Jenn Bostic )


The passing of Judith "Judy" Evelyn Curtis of Fredericton, NB, wife of Robert "Bob" Curtis, occurred on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at Hospice House, Fredericton NB. Born November 14, 1950 in Moncton, NB, she was the daughter of Evelyn ( Barchard ) McCafferty and the late James McCafferty. Judy cherished her job at the Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries as the Program Administrator of the Growing Forward Program before taking retirement in 2015.


In addition to her husband, Judy is survived by her children, Shawn Linden ( Nicole ), Kristen Ishmael ( Mark ) and Erin Linden ( Richard Stewart); step-son Dustin Curtis ( Carole ); grandchildren, Darian, Cassidy, Kayla, Logan, Ava, Brooke, Chloe, Liam, Quinn, Cade, Noah, Tillie and Dylan; sisters, Sandra Pooley ( Doug ), Gail Holtby ( Paul ) and brother, David McCafferty ( Maureen ); several nieces and nephews.


For those who knew Judy well, you knew her life was filled with the most pure and honest joys in life. Other than a trip to the Canadian Rockies and her beloved New York City, She was not one to need extravagance or travel the world; but was grounded in her love of the simplest routines and her family and friends.


Judy prioritized her children and their activities of hockey, ringette, rugby, football and the FHS Musical Productions and spoke with pride of each one. She was her son’s #1 fan travelling to McGill for football games and always loved seeing the #5 hit the field. Her love for family was contagious as she welcomed the annual joy of Christmas and birthday shopping for her Grandchildren, the Halloween Pumpkin photo shoots at Moxon’s displayed in every holiday photo book, and her trips to Ontario for the wave of celebrations. Judy also had a unique appetite for food and the family she shared them with; breakfast at Porters, drives to Woodstock for Dixie Lee potato salad, Costco Soft Serve Ice Cream, Hodge Podge with the first crop of summer veggies, spaghetti, Liver and Onions (?) and was mildly obsessed with creating “the menu”. As hobbies, she was again blessed to find precious relaxation in simple pleasures; biking the Fredericton trails, hot summer days in the shade, walking the Gagetown wharf, evening soap watching in the winter and during the pandemic she co-completed 10 jig-saw puzzles with focus and excitement.


Judy had an undeniably huge obsession and love of Ladybugs and a hatred for the number 9 – both were present in her every decision and remain in the hearts of those closest to her. She cherished the weekly cards from sister-in-law Susan, and saved every one in a special place. She felt peace hearing the soft echo of a guitar resonating from the “den” and the comfort it gave her will play forever in her heart. Daisies, carnations and sunflowers were her favorite flowers and they always brought a smile to her face with their innocent beauty, but the blooming Hydrangea at "The Farm" where she worked, will forever be closest to her heart.


A special lady, friend and soulmate, she will be so greatly missed.


As per her request, there will be no services. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to Hospice House Fredericton or to the charity of the donor's choice. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com


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