The region was shocked last week with the news of the sudden death of Brenda Ball at the Civic Hospital in Ottawa on July 11. Brenda had played an important role in her community and the wider township over many years, and was best known as the proprietor of Hubbard and Company Heritage Restoration in Spencerville. The company, founded by her late husband, Brad Hubbard, had a well-earned reputation for excellence and dedication to heritage restoration around the province.
Brenda had also served as a councillor for Edwardsburgh-Cardinal, and had 30 years experience in business management, finance and human resources for a wide variety of clients, including major banks, provincial and federal governments, large corporations, and hospitals. After she retired, Brenda threw herself into community activities, which included:
Director of Roebuck Education Recreation Association, serving as Chair, 2002-2005
Member of the Spencerville Community Choir, 2002-2004
Treasurer for A Country Christmas Remembered, 2007-2010
Director of Spencerville Mill Foundation, serving a term as Chair, 2008-2011
Citizen Member of the Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal Economic Development Committee, 2010
Treasurer and Co-Chair of the Spencerville Heritage Fair, 2011-2013
Councillor Ward 3, Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal, 2010 – 2014
Chair of the Community Development Committee, 2010-2012
Policy Advisor, South Grenville Bluegrass Festival
Vice-Chair of Spencerville Business and Community Connections
It is clear from that incredible list, that Brenda will be sorely missed by so many in the municipality, county and wider community. Condolences to her family and friends, and to all those who knew and admired Brenda over many years. To continue Brenda’s dedication to her community, as well as preserving Brad’s memory, expressions of sympathy donations made to the Bradford M. Hubbard Memorial Fund (please, make cheques payable to the Brockville Community Foundation) will be gratefully acknowledged. Send condolences, place a donation, light a memory candle or share a special thought of Brenda online at www.irvinememorial.com.