BABCOCK, Ann Louise

Ann Louise (Lawless) Babcock, age 69, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018, surrounded by her family.

From her birth in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, on February 17th, 1949 to her death on Wednesday, she nourished people around her with her love, passion of teaching and creativity, her warmth for music, and her giving nature.

From an early age, Ann had the desire to learn and share her love of learning with others by completing her Teacher’s Certificate at the young age of nineteen, later obtaining her Bachelor of Teaching at the University of New Brunswick. She used her devotion to the English language to continue her passion of teaching for thirty-five years, teaching students from kindergarten to grade twelve. During her time as an educator, she not only touched the lives of many youth, but also devoted her time to her students through multiple extracurricular activities, by which many of the programs were founded by Ann, herself.

Ann was very actively involved in community service organizations, being a member of the Milltown Branch #48 Ladies Auxiliary, Atlantic Charter Chapter IODE, and the Founder of the annual IWK Carnival. 

Her enthusiasm for teaching and community service, led her to continue her drive of educating and helping others in her retirement years. Ann travelled to China to teach international students the English language and opened her home to many academically struggling students, along with continuing her services to the organizations.

As a loving and devoted wife, nurturing and encouraging mother, and caring and affectionate grandmother, she will be greatly missed by her husband Dick Babcock, her children Tricia (Kevin) Calder, Courtney (Jarod) Parsons, all of St. Stephen, NB, son Jared Babcock of Airdrie, AB, stepchildren Dawn Babcock, Clint Babcock, all of Mass, U.S.A., eight grandchildren, her mother Pauline (Russell) Lawless of St. Stephen, brother James (Angela) Lawless of Chipman, NB, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ann will be remembered by her warm smile, generous hugs, caring nature and reassuring words of comfort, her love of the lake sunshine, summer friends, laughs and campfires, her beautiful musical talents, and her passing of many family traditions that the family will continue to celebrate.

We celebrated her inspirational life on Saturday, May 26th, 2018, from 2 – 5 p.m. at 146 King Street, St. Stephen, NB.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Humphreys’ Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen, NB, E3L 2B2 (506-466-3110).

In lieu of flowers, donations to the I.W.K Children’s Hospital or a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences to the family or donations can be made at

As requested by Ann, we celebrated her life on Saturday, May 26th, 2018, from 2 – 5 p.m., at 146 King Street, St. Stephen, NB.