Velma Ruth Stafford
With heavy hearts, the family of Velma Ruth Stafford announces her passing on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Pine Grove Nursing home in Fredericton, NB.
Born in Upper Kingsclear, NB, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Lillian (McGuire) Kitchen. Velma worked at the Hartt Shoe Factory for 37 years. After retiring she enjoyed caring for her grandchildren.
Velma is survived by her son Steven Stafford (Daphne) of Fredericton, NB; grandchildren Greg Stafford (Anne) and Terry Stafford (Julie), both of Fredericton, NB; sisters Grace Constance of London, ON, Myrna Holland of Yoho, NB, Faye Stewart of Islandview, NB, and Gloria MacKenzie (Alister) of Stoney Creek, ON; sisters-in-law Helen Kitchen, and Patsy Kitchen both of Kingsclear, NB, as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Velma was predeceased by brothers Hazen (Ruby), Eugene, Lloyd, Arthur and Frank (infant) Kitchen; sisters Jennie Cochrane and Kathleen (infant); brothers-in-law Al Constance, Wilfred Holland and Allison Stewart; sister-in-law Shirley MacDonald as well as chosen brother Carl McIntyre.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the entire staff at Pine Grove Nursing Home and a special thank you to the End of Life care which was instrumental in helping through this difficult time.
In keeping with Velma’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral. Donations in Velma’s memory can be made to the Pine Grove Foundation.