MEISTER, Valerie Hotchkiss


It is with great sadness that the family of Valerie Hotchkiss Meister, 91, of Lunenburg and formerly of Stonehurst announces her passing on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at home. Born in Nichols, Connecticut, USA, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Marguerite (Meade-Smith) Hotchkiss. Val received her education from the University of Connecticut in Agriculture with a degree in Animal Husbandry and Bacteriology. She and Earl, along with their family, came to Nova Scotia in 1979, where she was a Basket Maker in the Black Duck Gallery and involved later with the Lincoln Reef. Over the years, Val was a founding member of the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society. Val is survived by her husband, Earl, daughters, Laurie (Derek) Smith, Sunnybrook; Betsy (Peter Lazas), Trenton, Maine; son, Carl (Susan), Bethlehem, Connecticut; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a son, Harland and brother, Alan. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Highway 3 Lunenburg. At Val’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no memorial service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the V0N Lunenburg County or to the Folk Harbour Society.

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