HEBB, Lucy Marion


Conquerall Mills. Lucy was born to Ruth and D. Stewart Hebb, pioneers in the greenhouse business, August 15, 1958. She was the second to last of six children. She joined her older sisters Dianne and Maryann, along with brothers Rickey, Bubby (Stewart) and later Baby brother Bill. While growing up Lucy and all her siblings worked at the family greenhouse & farm. After graduating from Hebbville Consolidated High School, Lucy took a Clerk Typist course at the Bridgewater Vocational School. She worked at a few waitressing jobs, then she moved to Lunenburg in an apartment with her best friend Rae. Together, they worked at National Sea for seven years. During that time, Lucy realized that factory work wasn’t for her, she needed the freedom to make her own decisions, to be her own boss. So, Lucy and Rae purchased a small bus and made it into a mobile canteen which they named the Yum-Yum II, after Rae’s mothers original Yum-Yum Bus. For many years they travelled around Nova Scotia to Exhibitions and other events. Although it was long hours and hard work, every day was an adventure and they were living the dream. They later set up the canteen on Crescent Beach (Lun Co.). The beach was a beautiful place to work. Lucy was especially fond of the friendly local people. After 31 years the old bus had seen its better days and it was time to end an era. Lucy returned to a place she truly loved, her family greenhouse business. Rae and her husband Joseph joined her, and together the three of them renovated, expanded and built up a successful business growing and selling their flowers. Lucy was exceptionally talented at creating beautiful planters. Her mother and father would have been so proud of her and the way she handled the business. Although Lucy was not much for hobbies, she liked sports and followed them closely. She fondly recalled the family all sitting in front of their black and white television on Saturday night watching the hockey games. She was a devoted Toronto Maple Leafs fan all her life. For a month each winter, Lucy, Rae, and Joseph would travel south to enjoy the warmth and explore the beauty of Costa Rica. A lot of inspiration for the planning and changes to the greenhouses was done here surrounded by lush green Vegetation and gorgeous flowers. Lucy was diagnosed with stage 4 Colon Cancer early in 2016. Even with these diagnoses, she still continued to do the things she loved between Chemotherapy treatments. She still liked working in the greenhouses, picking and selling vegetables and entertaining customers and friends. She even went camping in Newfoundland, Cape Breton and some of the local campgrounds in the area. Before her diagnosis, Lucy lived a very healthy life and had never been to a doctor or hospital for anything. We will be forever grateful to the staff and volunteers at Chemo for making "Lemons into Lemonade". Lucy said that any one of those nurses could be her friend. Many times, Lucy said ‘How did I get so lucky to have Dr Heather Johnson, and Dr Heather Robertson as my doctors,". She would recall how Dr Proctor saved her life by doing emergency surgery late at night. Lucy truly appreciated all the kind and caring help that she received from throughout the Healthcare System and from her friends and family during her illness. Visitation will be 7-9pm Tuesday in R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville, and where Memorial Service will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday. Interment will be in Hebbville Cemetery. Family flowers only,.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the South Shore Regional Hospital, SHAID Animal Shelter or the Charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.corkumfuneralhome.ca

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