Huxtable, Elizabeth “Bee” – 90, died in Halifax, August 21, 2016. Born in Charminster, Dorset, England, she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Lee-Norman.
She served in the WRNS in London in the Second World War as a driver for the Admiralty and emigrated to Halifax in 1955 with her husband, John Huxtable, who was an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy. Throughout the 60 years she lived in Halifax, she was very actively involved in the arts and cultural life of the area. She worked as the personal assistant to Gary Karr for 10 years and she volunteered for and supported numerous organizations such as the Halifax Ladies Musical Club, Women for Music, Scotia Festival, the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, the Halifax Kiwanis Music Festival, St. Augustine’s Church Ladies Guild and Theatre Arts Guild amongst others. She played the organ at St. James Church in Herring Cove until this spring.
She was predeceased by her parents; sister, Anne; brother, Alexander; and John, her husband of 50 years. She is survived by her daughters, Antonia (Albert) Mahon, Comox, B.C.; and Jasmine (Bruce) Snelling, Burnham, England; and four grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. A Service of Celebration for Bee’s life will be held in St. Augustine’s Church, 290 Purcell’s Cove Rd., on Friday, September 23 at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Bee Huxtable to the Victorial Order of Nurses Greater Halifax, 100-7075 Bayers Rd., Halifax, NS B3L 2C2 or QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation, 3005-5657 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax, NS B3J 3R4.