Vicki Vall (Stasiuk)
Victoria Vall, otherwise known a Vicki or “Short and Sassy” passed away on March 23, 2018. Vicki was born in Resource, Saskatchewan, but spent her early years as a city girl in Hamilton, Ontario. However, on a visit home to Saskatchewan she officially become a country girl when she met and then married Raymond Vall in 1951. They spent most of their married life farming on the original Vall homestead near Chagoness.
Raymond and Vicki had four children, Debra Lee, Randal Mark, Joy Laureen and Brett Warren Alexander.
As she adapted to a new remote lifestyle with no phone or indoor plumbing, Vicki established a reputation as a classy, dressed to a nines’ farm wife, even with little children in tow. Vicki was a wonderful and avid baker, who made the best lesfsa in world (according to her grandchildren and their partners!!).
Raymond and Vicki took time from their busy farm life to develop and enjoy a passion for old time dancing and this led to them acquiring many life-long friends.
Vicki had an amazing and sometimes risqué sense of humour — she loved to laugh and share this laughter with friends and family. This laughter could often be heard in the afternoon or evenings when she played cards or Yahtzee.
In addition to being the local Avon lady and a brief stint selling Fashion Frocks, Vicki worked outside the home for a number of years. First at the Fibre Form plant in Tisdale and then at Sears in Melfort.
It should be noted that Vicki was somewhat of reluctant farmer, but did eventually learn and enjoy driving the combine. It did take Raymond many years to trust her to do this, as in the early years she did drag an entire fence out fencepost when harrowing!!!
Another of Vicki’s pastimes was crafting and sewing. We’re sure that there are many kitchens in the region graced with her lovely little jean pot holders.
Vicki had a capacity for unconditional love and devotion for her family and words of wisdom and life lessons will be missed by all. Vicki had a wonderful faith in God and we are sure that she will be dispensing hugs and advice to her to her family in heaven.
Vicki’s life changed dramatically when her life’s partner, Raymond, moved into Parkland. Much to the delight of staff there and her family, Vicki would be found every afternoon curled up in Raymond’s arms having their traditional afternoon nap.
Vicki is survived by her kids Debra (Glen) Fredin, Joy (Robert) Rees, Brett (Micha) Vall as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and her sister Marie Ferguson of Hamilton, Ontario. Vicki was predeceased by her husband Raymond, her son Randy, her brother John, and sister Jackie.