Judith Anne Robarts (née Haugen)
Born July 10, 1951
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of the heartbeat of our family, our dearest mother, sister, and friend, Judy.
Judy was a pillar of unconditional love, bringing laughter, support, and strength to everyone she met. Her kindness knew no bounds; her door was always open, ushering warmth and cherished memories into the lives of all who knew her.
With an unrivaled spirit, Judy would do anything for anyone to make their lives easier and more fulfilled. She readily extended a hand of friendship to strangers and offered her home as a sanctuary of joy, camaraderie, and safety to all who entered. Her house was more than a home; it was a vibrant gathering place buzzing with laughter, the rollicking notes of classic rock, beloved pets, and joyous, sometimes no-holds-barred, games of dice, board, and card games.
Music was the language of her soul. A lover of classic rock and a connoisseur of a wide array of genres, she shared her passion for music with her children and all who would listen. Judy’s spirit danced vibrantly to life’s rhythm. Her life was never truly complete without her cherished pets, especially her recent loyal companion, Scooter, the wagging tail that brought her immense joy.
In her fierce battle with cancer, Judy displayed unwavering strength and resolute stubbornness. She remained a warrior in the face of adversity, fighting valiantly to the end. Her devoted daughter, Anna, stood as a beacon of support and unyielding love, both in moments of celebration and challenging times. Curtis, her son, harbored a deep and abiding love for her, a testament to the incredible mother she was. Besides her biological children, she embraced many others with a mother’s love, a choice born from her boundless heart.
As we mourn, we also celebrate a life rich with love, laughter, and the formation of unbreakable bonds. The sounds of shuffling cards and rolling Yahtzee dice will echo in our memories, a tribute to Judy's vibrant, loving, and incredibly generous spirit.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to Anna, Curtis, and everyone whose life was graced by Judy's loving spirit. As we remember her, let us not succumb to sadness but embrace joy, cherishing the wonderful moments we were fortunate to share.
Judy, may you rest in peace, forever alive in our hearts, the joyous music in our souls, and the loving smile in our memories.
Judy is survived by her daughter Anna Robarts (Stephen Monett) of Bridgewater, son Curtis Robarts of Halifax, brother Jimmy (Debbie) Haugen of Seattle, WA, chosen daughter Katie Latour of Lunenburg, grandchildren Samara and Taylor Dorey, Anthony Levy, and Jace Pierce, and nephew Matthew Haugen. She was predeceased by her loving parents, Gerald and Frances Haugen, brothers Harold and Richard Haugen, and numerous dearly missed family members.
Flowers will be accepted. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, SHAID, or charity of choice.
Visitation will be held from, 1-3pm and 5-7pm on Thursday September 28 at R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.corkumfuneralhome.ca
The family wishes to express deep gratitude to the staff at South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater. Your caring, patient, and nurturing approach eased Judy’s final journey, granting her peace and comfort. Words fail to convey our appreciation for the precious time you afforded us.