Valerie Teed

Valerie Anne Teed (Bowditch) passed away on July 25, 2023, at the age of 77. Born on August 16, 1945, Val was the beloved daughter of Raymond and Claire Bowditch. She is survived by her husband George Teed, her children Simon Teed (Stephanie) and Sarah Teed, her sister Kate Hoos (Rick), her brother Peter Bowditch (Lynn), and her four grandsons Jack, Nicolas, Nate, and Peter.

Val was born in Trinidad and had lived in England and Canada. She received her education at a British Montessori school and the Halifax Convent of the Sacred Heart, where she exceeded expectations and graduated at the age of 20 from the University of King’s College (BA) and Dalhousie University (B.Ed.). In 1968, she happily married George Teed, and together they were blessed with two wonderful children, Simon and Sarah. Val played a significant role in their lives, being a positive influence throughout.

An intelligent and engaging individual, Val embarked on a career as an educator in the school systems of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick after completing her studies. In addition to her teaching career, she had a passion for music and was actively involved in playing and teaching piano. Val also showcased her talents as a writer and researcher, publishing two books: “Uncle CY’s War” and “Mr. Diggle’s Dream.” Furthermore, she contributed to various Teed/Harrison genealogical publications, with her most substantial undertaking being the writing of “Minote 100 Years.”

Val devoted much of her time to her community, collaborating with Sandra Thorne in the successful completion of family histories for numerous clients. She played a vital role in creating “Ancestors NB” and enthusiastically participated in two music festivals and various town parades. Additionally, she organized the Empty Stocking Fund event in Saint John for 12 years. Val was an active member of the Saint John United Empire Loyalist Society and served as President of the Rothesay Garden Club.

Recognized for her vibrant personality, Val’s life was filled with intelligence, wit, humor, energy, and musicality. It can be said that each day she lived was a day well spent. Her passing leaves a great void in the lives of those who knew and loved her.

Visitation for Val will be held at Brenan’s Funeral Home in Saint John on Friday, August 18, 2023, from 2 to 4pm. A Memorial Service honoring her life will take place the following day at 11am, with a reception to follow. In honor of Valerie’s memory, donations may be made to the Salvation Army or a charity of your choice. Condolences and shared memories can be posted on the Brenan’s Funeral Home website.

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