Judith Paulette (Avery) Guptill

October 22, 1944 ~ January 6, 2022 (age 77)


One day you’ll read in the newspaper that I am dead ~
Don’t believe it for a moment for I will be more alive than ever before. 
                                                                                                            - DLMoody

Judith Paulette Guptill
October 22, 1944 - January 6, 2022

With heavy hearts filled with hope, the family of Judith Paulette (Avery) Guptill regrettably share the news of her unexpected passing on January 6, 2022 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. 

Judy was predeceased by her husband Clinton (2013), and her son Robert (2015), her parents Harry and Stella Avery and her brother Phillip Parker. She is survived by her daughter Andrea (Randy) Brownlee of Grand Manan, her son Tim (Gayla) Guptill, and her sister Betty (Dale) Russell, all of Grand Manan, daughter in law Jocelyn Guptill, granddaughters Hope (Guptill) DeMerchant, Autumn Guptill, Jacqueline Guptill, Rachel Cunningham, Ashley Guptill, grandsons Jacob Brownlee, Matthew Carey, Jonathon Guptill, and several great grandchildren.

Mom deeply loved her family. She will always be remembered for the many selfless ways she showed us her sacrificial love. Always caring, always listening, always praying and checking in to make sure everyone was okay. We have many memories of times when mom chose to put others first, ahead of her own needs. She especially adored each of her grand and great grandchildren, calling often just to ask, “tell me about the children”. 

Many will remember her playing piano or organ at the First Wesleyan Church, Boars Head Rd, Saint John. Warm memories of serving Jesus with her gift and love of music. She spent most of her adult life living in Saint John but the beaches and breezes of Grand Manan were always ‘home’. She loved to just sit at the beach, especially Pettes Cove, and just listen to the waves as they came ashore. She had many special and cherished friends and her family wants to thank each one of you for the way you loved our mom. 

Special thanks and appreciation to the team of 5ANorth. Thank you Dr. Bewick, Suzanne, and Sarah for the care, dignity, and respect you honoured our mother with in her last hours. 

And of course Billy Tyler at Fundy Funeral Home,  I would also like to thank you for your compassion and excellence getting me through this process.

Judy and Clinton were always giving and looking after the needs of others. In light of this and to honour them, the family is suggesting that your ‘donation’ be a gift you give to someone else. Love your neighbour, care for someone in need, lend a helping hand and enjoy the blessing of caring for one another.


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