We welcome Judy and Don Bryant, Kathryn Opyc and our many other new neighbours!
My name is Judy Bryant and I have just moved to Hopewell Cape with my husband Don. Here is a little history of how we have ended up in this area.
I have a connection with NB because my grandmother came from Fredericton Junction. We went there often as children and I always loved “the Junction” and its people. Over the years, Don and I have travelled extensively in New Brunswick and the rest of the East Coast.
We fell in love with the people, the scenery, the food, the music and the laid-back lifestyle.
My nephew and sister both moved to NB from Kilmarnock, ON. My nephew settled in Petitcodiac with his family. Eventually my sister and brother-in-law retired to New Horton to be close to them. We visited them a few times which enticed us to make the move. They are both HUGE advocates for Albert County.
Initially, we thought we would purchase land or a summer place but when our new home came up on MLS, we decided to make a permanent move.
We left suburbia and our hometown of Brockville, ON and we haven’t looked back.
We are so grateful to sit, watch the tide, walk at “the Rocks” and listen to the birds.
Thank you to all of the lovely people of Albert County who have so graciously helped us out and welcomed us into this new community.
Kathryn Opyc: a new resident of Hopewell Cape.
I'm from Okotoks, Alberta; it’s just 15 minutes south of Calgary. I have always dreamed of having a property where I can have my chickens and all different types of animals. I was living in the GTA [Greater Toronto Area] when Covid hit, and my mom had said it was her dream to move to the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia. I started frantically searching for property around that area, which turned into my scouring the whole province, but nothing fit the image I had in my head.
I began to give up when one of my mentors mentioned a realtor they knew in New Brunswick. I'd never been to the Maritimes, and I only had the slightest bit of knowledge about New Brunswick. The next thing I knew, I contacted [the realtor].
Well, as soon as I started looking through the listings, I said “This feels like home.” Something about this place gives me peace. After a lot of collective prayer and conversations, I made an offer on my house.
I am currently in school to become an addictions counsellor. I will be looking to start a student placement as soon as my summer position with the Albert County Museum is over in October. My time at the Museum has been such a blessing, and I feel very fortunate to have been able to wake up and stroll down my street to such a great job. I wake up and still can't believe I have been blessed with such amazing neighbours who have gone over and above to make me feel welcome. A special thanks to Stephen and Marie Land, who have taken me in like a daughter.