Libby was born in Montreal to older parents meaning that she didn’t have grandparents.  She belonged to a young person’s group and did a lot of outreach and community service.  She attended McGill University for 2 years then married and moved to Toronto in 1964.  She taught school for 3 years.  Libby has 4 children and 10 grandchildren.  She helped form a chapter of the Kidney Foundation and was in a puppet show “The Tinkle Fest” as one of the characters.

 

In 1971 she bought an old stone house in Milford with no running water.  Her husband’s great grandfather was born in The county as were other family members.  She read a reference in one of Al Capon’s books – 1836 – re a teacher Mr. Crombie from Montreal.

 

She also read from an “illuminated letter” given to her husband’s great grandfather on the occasion of his leaving Picton (he was the Bank of Montreal manager) on October 18, 1892.

 

They restored the farmhouse over weekends and summers and the PE Sailing School was very important to her kids.

 

In July 1987 her husband learned he had stomach cancer and died in January 1988.  Libby went back to teaching and then decided to try real estate and took the courses at George Brown College and was fortunate to get in.  She got her licence and worked part-time for Hugh Jackson.

 

Libby has worked full-time in real estate since retiring from teaching in 1999 and there have been many changes in the field.  Her slogan has always been “why not live where you love to visit.”  She’s proud to be with Royal LePage.  She sponsors many fundraisers, is on many boards, including Glenwood Cemetery, and feels fortunate to have so many people to call her friends.