Judith Potter (Snyder)

Judith Snyder was born in 1939 in Kitchener, Ontario. As she grew older, it was apparent that Judy showed a great propensity towards music winning numerous prizes. She married Ron Potter in 1958 and they had three children: Chris, Tim and Robin. Judy attended the University of Western Ontario and graduated with a BA in Social Sciences in 1986. Throughout her life Judith was an advocate for women’s rights and she volunteered with the Women’s Community House and later the Battered Women’s Advocacy Clinic. Later in life Judith decided to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a lawyer and was accepted in the University of Windsor Law School and got her LLB in 1989 at the age of 50. She used this degree to help women in and around London, giving them free legal advice to those who had sought refuge in the shelters. Then she was elected Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada LSUC in 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011. Judith’s life is an example of what one person can do with some hard work and dedication to what they believe in.

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  1. Barry Martin (& Betty Ann) says:

    Happy Birthday Judy (Friday next)! A voice from the past (Victoria Public School). Barry Martin now in Victoria, BC.

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