Winston Churchill # 19 was saddened by the loss of Sis. Joyce Hudson

Joyce Miriam Hudson, 92, of Hopewell Hill passed away peacefully on December 1 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Joyce was born in Lower Queensbury July 20th, 1923 the daughter of the late Lorne & Ruby (Jordan) Brown.
Joyce arrived in Albert County in 1942 to teach in the one room school house in Curryville. She met her husband Vernon and married in 1944. Joyce was a life-long teacher for students in Germantown, Riverside Albert and Hillsborough but most importantly as a daily teacher to her seven children. Joyce also worked with her husband over the years as the family built Broadleaf Guest Ranch. As a tourism pioneer, Joyce was a leader in developing the Farm Vacation and Bed and Breakfast programs in New Brunswick. She would be up before dawn making donuts for people in the community who may be having a hard time, just to cheer them up. She was known for her hospitality and caring for others, it just came naturally to Joyce.
She was very involved in her community and belonged to the Red Hat Society, a long time member of Winston Churchill Chapter #19, Forest Dale Home Auxiliary, Shepody Lioness, Albert Baptist Church, was the Goodwill Ambassador for Albert County and was a recipient of the Order of New Brunswick, the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal and the New Brunswick Tourism Pioneer Award. She could be found behind the table at Brunch at Broadleaf Guest Ranch every Sunday making sure everyone enjoyed the food and her famous jams and pickles.
Joyce also had a knack for taking pictures, she submitted numerous pictures to the Times & Transcript for many local events. She also had an adventurous side and nothing could hold her down having started repelling down the cliffs at Cape Enrage at the age of 80 and did it for seven birthdays after that. Above all things she was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great- grandmother. Her family knew all they needed was to call and she would be right there. She will be remembered for her smile, her kindness and for her genuine great personality. We have lost a pillar of our community but her stories and Golden Rule philosophy will live on in the hearts of her family, neighbors and friends forever.
She will be deeply missed by her seven children, Edward (Donna) of Hopewell Hill, Donna Weir (Leslie) of Shediac, Kathy Weir (Darrell) of Riverside-Albert, Robert (Molly) of Ontario, Danny (Phyllis) of Hopewell Hill, Wendy Hudson (Ron Groundwater) of Hopewell Hill and Doug of Edmonton; her 18 cherished grandchildren, 25 treasured great-grandchildren and two precious great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Alice Milburn of Hillsborough and Dawn Jarvis of Riverview and Pam Hudson of Ontario, Joyce Brown of Ontario and Bernice Brown of Mouth of Keswick, NB. She will also be missed by several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Vernon (2001) and his brother Carman and her brothers, Ernest, Neill, George and Ralph.
Her Life Celebration Service was held at the Hillsborough Baptist Church, Dec. 5th. In lieu of flowers Joyce would hope that you would do an unexpected and unsolicited act of kindness.