NEWMAN, Judith Anne (Harford) - 79, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2021, in Richmond Hill, Ontario. She was born on January 15, 1942, in Birmingham, England, to Pat and Maisie Harford.
Judith was predeceased by her parents, Pat Harford and Maisie Takenaka, her twin sister Brenda Carole Spearing, and her eldest son, Terrence David Bunker.
Judith is survived by her husband, Maitland Newman, her son, Ted Bunker (Carmen), her grandchildren, Carson, Colvin and Claire, her brother Terry Harford (Lori), and stepfather, Tom Takenaka.
Judith was aunt to Brianna and Christian Harford of Fonthill, Tracey Woods of Richmond Hill and her children Jayda Rene and Jenna Crystal.
Judith grew up in north Toronto after leaving England in 1953 with her parents, Pat and Maisie Harford, her brother, Terry, and twin sister, Brenda Carole. She married Maitland Newman on December 17, 1995, in South Burlington, Vermont, and in 1962 to her first husband, Bill Bunker (Kathy).
Judith worked for The Bank of Nova Scotia for over 28 years. She was admired and liked by everyone who knew her. Judith loved customer service and was highly valued by the bank. She received letters of acclamation for her service from senior management upon her retirement.
In the late 1950’s, Judith and her twin sister became a singing duo known as the “Harford Sisters”. Among their many performances they also appeared on the well-known CBC country variety show, “Holiday Ranch”.
Judith was an accomplished actress performing under the direction of Lorraine Green Kisma, Choreographer, Director, Onstage Productions; L. Garth Allen, Director, Stage Centre Productions; and appeared in various plays at the Curtain Club in Richmond Hill.
As a young woman, Judith enjoyed dance and, in later years, reading, watching movies, and spending time with her family and friends.
Judith is sadly missed.