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Count Dracula, Lagerfeld and Rice 'N Peas)
tributes and pictures of Judy to
spirit will walk ON ON with us!
to Judith, She's true blue
She's a Hasher through and through
She's a hasher so they say
and she made it into Heaven
'cuz she lived the right way!"
You Jude! Walk Good!
From the Hashberdashers
Keep dancing JB! Rice 'N Peas
Judy "Dr. Livingstone" Burke, our
"Hash Cash", was truly a bastion of our Hash community, caring for our wellbeing
as individuals and as the Hash House Harriers!
We would like to express our heartfelt condolences to her husband Anton, her
family and all her dedicated friends.
You will be remembered singing, laughing and dancing in our midst. Dance in
heaven Judy! Your spirit will walk ON ON with us!
BMW (Ulla) and Maniac (Paul)
Judith was a very bubbly and friendly lady, she made
everyone feel at ease.
She was interested
in you as a person, she was always smiling even when times for her were tough.
Christine and Walter Woods
(Frau Brau and Guano)
I will miss her
soooooooo very much. She is forever in my thoughts and probably she is smiling
down at us and saying, "she has moved ON ON to a much better place". I will
always remember the good times we shared.
Mara (Miss Purrfekt)
I only knew Judith for less than
two very short years. The first thing that struck me was how very strong she
was, handling the severe illness that had her body trapped. She walked tall with
The second thing I remember is her
sincere smile every time she greeted me; with that best kind of Jamaican
hospitality that welcomes and accepts a stranger right away. It was a smile that
enlivened our many get-togethers, and animated the whole group with a love of
life and keen appreciation of living for the “now”.
Amongst many other things, like
friendship and the natural beauty of her Island, Judith loved music and had an
encyclopedic knowledge of it. When I close my eyes now I see her in the midst of
her struggle to survive and with a scarf to warm her bare head, up near the top
of Blue Mountain, with a chill in the air, raising her spirt to sing a silly old
song with me. And as the last note on the guitar rang long in the mountain
stillness, she’d laugh and clap for us, encouraging me to go on and mangle
I think that’s what she is
encouraging us all to do now. To go on and, sing the next song, to have the next
Hash, to laugh at the next party. For her memory is not best served by feeling
sorrow and anger at the unfairness of life. Her legacy should be about how she
clung to life and spared the rest of us the pain and depression.
Let us live and learn from the
great people that have walked amongst us, all of us stronger from the example
they showed. That is hard to do today, but life is a long song, and she will
always be amongst us and the warmth of that smile will forever burn hot like the
Rest easy Judy, we will find a way
to say….on on.
The first time I met Judith in Oct 2007 she had just
arrived home the day before from the hospital. Although she was obviously not
feeling well she welcomed us into her home, offered us refreshments and made us
feel welcome. She was bubbly, witty and warm a most gracious hostess.
When assisting her with Hash Cash duties we'd chat and
share a few jokes usually regarding Anton and Wayne's antics. During our January
stay in Blue Mountain and our February picnic in Hollywell and our Easter
Weekend in Black River I really got to know another sides of Judith. She had a
very nurturing, motherly instinct always making sure everyone had enough to eat
and was comfortable. Her courage, laughter and bright smile are the things I
will always remember most.
Talking about Judy could fill a book as far as we're
concerned. There is one story you might have heard of, but which might be new to
some of the JAH3 gang. It's our absolute favourite, and it goes like this:
Oldenburg in Holstein, June 2006. Judy and Anton had decided to come to Europe
that year, and as their visit happened to begin in June, they came to the
world-famous Oldenburg Gilde (the oldest of its kind in Germany). We have a
special breakfast location in Oldenburg, a famous bakery whose name escapes
to us at the moment but it's where Top Banana grew up. As we all know, Judy
wasn't the shy kind, in fact she was very confident in her German language
skills, and so came the morning when we all met for breakfast and she decided to
order hers all by herself, knowing that the German word is "Frühstück". Her
husband was very proud of her indeed and even complimented her. Shortly
thereafter, a serving of breakfast came to the table, which Judy started eating
while Gerd was beginning to wonder why his breakfast took so long to arrive. The
six of us were a little surprised when suddenly the waitress brought an
absolutely enormous ice cream with fruits. Each of us were wondering who ordered
ice cream for breakfast, the waitress was confused, and then one of us asked
Judy what word she used when she ordered. She tried to pronounce "Frühstück",
but it indeed very much sounded like "Früchtebecher" -- the said ice cream. So
she was actually having Gerd's breakfast. As you can imagine, all of us, except
the poor waitress, were absolutely in stitches!! Gerd then eventually got his
breakfast, we shared the ice cream -- and we had to reassure the poor waitress
that everything was all right.
So much for the story. Flo and I will always remember our dear friend
as cheerful and funny, full of laughter, as well as warm-hearted, open, always
willing to help, always accommodating -- we could go on and on and on...
We miss her and always will!
Flo & Olli (a.k.a. Full Stop & Winword)
My deepest sympathy to
the family of Judith (Dr. Livingston) I will miss her very much.
May God be with you on
your journey to the other world-keep on hashing Judith !!
"Rest in God's Love"
Your fellow hasher Annie Lopez
What I will always
remember about Judy is that she always had a big smile for everybody. I will
always remember her positive attitude towards her illness, maybe behind closed
doors it got to her but out front, she just shone like the sun. I will never
forget her and would like to think that we'll meet again one day
................ maybe at the Heavenly Rum Bar, I'm sure Col would have set one
Yvonne Gibson (Stitcher)
from the Trinidad Hashers (POSHHH).
Big Bird, Henk Bertsch
Judith has gone too soon. I will miss her very much, she was one of
the first persons to invite me and Rainer when we arrived in Jamaica
1998. We know the Jamaican German Society because of her and Anton,
they even introduced us to the Hash where we ended up knowing all
good friends we have until now.
Most of the
places we went she was always among us. She organised lots of
activities like Sunday Brunches, the drink and drive outings, trips
to places like Hollywell, Sincona, Jan Festivals, and not forgetting
the Europe trip we made with Bev, Majory, Junia and poor Anton who
was the only man to survive with all the women around him. Also she
organised all the New Years street parties at Wellington Glade and
many more. I can't count all the good moments we spent
together with such a wonderful person, she was good in communicating
with people who left Jamaica and could easily make them come back
and feel as their second home here.
Judith was a
person who was very well known by many of my family members and
friends here in Tanzania and even the ones who never met her knew
her from pictures I have in our albums and also by telling them of
how close we were, what a good person she was, Judith is
un-replaceable, she has left a big gap in the group. I pray to God
that we continue our unity just like the same way she was bonding
us, we unite and love each other. Now we know our good Lord can take
us anytime and so it is time to keep ourselves ready and repent.
May God rest our
dear sister Judith in eternal peace, I know that she is still
together with us spiritually and we will meet each other again in
our new life.