Brian  Hubley

Obituary of Brian Murray Hubley

It is with comforted but broken hearts, we share that on June 24, 2021 at the Victoria General Hospital, Brian embarked on his final journey to be forever free from pain. Brian was born to the late R Murray and Marie (Lively) Hubley in Halifax on January 29, 1961. Left to carry on his memory is his wife of 38 years, Janet (Woodworth), his pride and joy, son Taryn, his baby brother Todd, sister-in-law Jennifer and niece Meghan. Also left with many great memories are his many cousins. Brian’s love for the water started at a very young age while spending the summers at the Camp in Glen Haven. Whether he was trying to get the boat started, water skiing with family and friends, or retrieving the sunken speedboat off the bottom of the cove, he took it all in stride. After a lull in boating, his passion was once again fulfilled at Sully’s Campground. For more than 20 years, he looked forward to great times out on Grand Lake with family and friends. The shenanigans continued both on the water and on the land. Brian was always organizing something fun including the Grand Lake Poker Rally for seven years and he served as Social Committee President for the last 10 years. Brian also had a love of Nascar and was a loyal fan of #48. He had the opportunity to take in races at various tracks in the US. His lifelong love of tending the net started in minor hockey, continued all the way to the Temrom Gentlemen’s League and also included his time coaching his brother’s hockey team. In the summer, Brian enjoyed baseball. After seeing a need in his community, he and a friend started the Corridor Men’s Slo-Pitch League which still plays on to this day. There was always an entrepreneurial spirit inside of Brian. He learned the printing trade alongside his Dad at M&B Printing in Sackville, a family business. After many years of printing, he changed his professional focus to his love of sports. Seeing the need to provide the community that he called home a chance to shop local, he and his Mom and Dad opened the Family Sports Store in Elmsdale. Brian enjoyed every minute there either helping someone make a purchase or just chatting with the locals who dropped in to visit. Brian never forgot the face or name of anyone he met. After closing the sports store, Brian returned to the printing trade as Print Shop Supervisor at Anchor Industries. A few years later, the entrepreneurial bug got the best of him yet again and, together with Janet, they opened BM Hubley Auto Sales in Elmsdale. Again, it wasn’t all about sales, it was about the people he met along the way. Shortly after opening the car lot, he hired one of the oldest car salesmen around, Tony Henneberry. Tony remained loyal to the end. He never hesitated to continue on when Brian was not well enough to be there. For this, we will be forever grateful. In 2017, Brian received the diagnosis that no one ever wants to hear… pancreatic cancer. From the very beginning, he fought the battle with the motto, “This is the hand I have been dealt, this is the hand that I will play.” He never faltered once in his fight against the disease. When hope was fading in Halifax, he found a doctor in Toronto who was able to perform the lifesaving surgery he needed. On December 18, 2018, Brian received his Christmas miracle, a successful surgery. Through all of the good days and the bad days, Brian took strength from the wonderful family and friends who surrounded him. Although starting out as friends, his “summer family” at Sully’s were there to support him in his fight. He often said, “I don’t know where we would be without them.” During his fight, Brian was blessed with many angels. The last angel, Jason, was there by his side along with Janet and Todd. Together they helped Brian transition in a peaceful way. As per Brian’s wishes, there will be no funeral. Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to join the family in a celebration of Brian’s life at the Enfield Legion on August 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. If you have a photo or memory of Brian to share, his family would be forever grateful.
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