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Obituary for Valerie Vivian Stackhouse

Valerie Vivian Stackhouse, beloved wife of Charles Russell Stackhouse of over 60 years, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, surrounded by close family at home in Lewis Lake, Nova Scotia. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, on June 16, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Eva (Vail) Jones.

In her youth, Valerie played basketball in high school and later worked for the Telegraph Journal. She met Russell, and they enjoyed going out, where she loved to dance. Valerie was a loving mom who stayed at home to raise her family and enjoyed baking, listening to the local police scanner, Elvis and Country & Western music, and daily walks uptown and around her beloved city of Saint John.

She and Russell volunteered for many years, delivering hot meals with Meals on Wheels in their community. In 2009, they moved to Nova Scotia to be closer to their new grandchildren.

Valerie is survived by her sister Marilyn Bruce of Saint John, NB, and brother Victor (Ellen) of St. Thomas, ON; nephew Gary(June) who was like a brother; children: Amy (Dave) of Lewis Lake, NS, Holly (Corey) of Williamswood, NS, Wayne (Bonnie) of Geary, NB; stepchildren: Curtis (Theresa) of Saint John, NB and Cathy Perry (Hugh) of Saint John, NB; grandchildren: Logan and Lexi, Christine (George), Jason (Shelley), Amanda, Candace, and Aaron; along with many cousins, nieces, nephews and other members of her extended family. In addition to her parents, Valerie is predeceased by her sisters: Elsie and Lois; brothers: William “Billy”, Maurice, Vincent “Vinny”, and Leo.

The family would like to thank Dr. Jennifer O’Connell and the folks at Closing the Gap, especially Sue, for their amazing care. Russell wanted Valerie home, and their help made that possible.

In keeping with Valerie’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Valerie always wanted everyone to be well-fed; therefore, donations in her memory may be made to a local food bank, animal shelter, or wildlife fund of the donor’s choice.