Victoria May (Vicki) Cheeseman

May 24, 1928 to April 1, 2024


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Our Lord has called her home.

Youngest daughter of James and Flora Butler of Bishop Falls. Beloved wife of Roy and loving mother to her five children Larry (Kathy), Lynn, Vicki Stokes (Nelson), Chris Van Gorp (John), and Jane (deceased).

Her children provided her with endless joy, pride and treasured family time together.

The arrival of 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 1 great great-grandchild further enriched her life with fun and laughter.

Following her graduation from Acadia University, she began a promising career in St. John’s where she met Roy. They were married in 1948. On arrival of their first child, she made the decision to devote herself entirely to raising her young family. After observing the need in the world around her she became a dedicated volunteer. She gave a great deal of time and energy to the Children’s Rehabilitation Center in Pleasantville.

Vicki was a gifted artist in embroidery, and in what little spare time she had, she devoted herself to her craft. She shared this gift and spread joy and pleasure through the St. John’s Guild of Embroiderers. She served on their Board for many years and found women with the same passion who formed their own working group and met for many years. The “Tuesday Girls” were a great joy to Vicki and their friendship was cherished. When the time came that she could no longer manage the work, the Tuesday Girls would come to Vicki and gather to support the efforts of each other.

Vicki also took great pleasure in playing bridge, a lifelong passion for her. While many of her bridge partners are now gone, she will be missed by the group of her partners at Tiffany Village.

Her life at Tiffany was full and she took great pleasure in her social life there. Our family are grateful for the wonderful care and kindness she received during her years there.

Vicki brought joy to those around her, and her love and friendship will be missed by all whose lives she touched.

Visitation will take place on Tuesday, April 9th from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 pm at Carnell’s Funeral Home 329 Freshwater Rd.

Funeral service to take place at on Wednesday, April 10th at 11:00 am at St. Mark’s Anglican Church 203 Logy Bay Rd.

In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted to the charity of one’s choice.




2-4 p.m. on April 9, 2024

7-9 p.m. on April 9, 2024

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Wednesday April 10th

St. Mark's Anglican Church
203 Logy Bay Rd, St. John's


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Larry,Lynn,Vicki and Christine so sorry to hear of your mothers passing .we remember her as such a kind,sweet lady . Sorry we can’t be there in person as we are out on the country.

Sorry this condolence is so late but we are away and I just read the obit.
We lived next door to Vicki and Roy in the ‘80s until they sold their house to Vicki and Nelson.
She and Roy were wonderful neighbours. Vicki had a zest for life and I was so impressed at the beautiful embroidery she made.
Please accept our sincere sympathy.
Lorraine and Keith O’Neill

We are sending condolences to Vicki and Nelson, Ang and Jill and the other members of the family of Vicki Cheeseman. We am sure all will miss her dearly! She did beautiful embroidery work and Gladys has viewed some pieces on display. She will be greatly missed by the community as well.
Your friends Gladys & Larry Schofield and family

Vicki, so sorry to hear that your mom has passed away. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Dear Larry, Lynn, Vicki Lee and Christine, so sorry to hear the news of Aunt Vicki’. We were all so fond of her, and I am sorry that we had not been able to see her in recent years since we moved to the mainland. I will always be very grateful for her help in making the beautiful flower girl outfit for our wedding. What a talent. Thanking of you all.
Jennifer and Harold Berghuis and family.

Vicki and Nelson, and family. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother – also grandmother and great-grandmother. I hope your memories are blessings.

Kathleen (Hogan), Dominic, Kieran, and Quinn Mochrie

Vicki and family – so sorry to hear about your Mum. She was such a great person – always putting up with our antics back in the late 60’s !! Thinking of you all at this sad time.

Vicki, Nels and Cheeseman family. I am sad to learn of your mom’s passing.. I first meet your mom when I was invited to your home on Exeter Ave. In the mid 60s and how nervous I was. However, I quickly learned there was nothing to be nervous about.. Your mom welcomed me and put me at ease with her warm smile and ability to talk to me not at me. I was only a kid but treated as an equal. Now almost sixty years later I still have that memory of her kindness and great ability to help an insecure boy feel better and more secure with himself. As time moved on and the three of us grew so very close your mom always had her wonderful smile and treated me in a manner that made me comfortable and at ease.

No matter how far apart we may become geographically I will always relish in my memories of our time spent together.

Love you as always

Thanks Mrs Cheeseman.

Sorry Vicki and family to hear of your moms passing.

I remember Mrs Cheeseman as being a lovely woman in every way. Please accept my sympathy as you celebrate her long and full life. Alison Earle

Vicki, So sorry to hear that your Mom passed away. You and Nelson have had a tough year with deaths. Family and friends are so Important at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Aunt Gerry

My wife and I had the pleasure to meet your Mom when she brought in her magnificent embroidery to have it framed. We would chat for hours, she was so full of life and she welcomed a challenge. It was around this time of year and I had been to Holyrood area to take pictures of the hundreds of seals on the ice close to shore. Your Mom saw the photos and asked if she could have one to develop a pattern to embroider! Within short order she was back to show me and we picked out the framing combination and I marveled at her talent. We had lost touch in recent years but her friendship and positive energy and memory we will always remember.

Thinking of you all at this time,
Henry and Colleen Butler, Butler Framing and Gallery

I met Vicki through the embroiderers guild where she encouraged beginning stitches to gain confidence in learning new stitches and techniques. I took several workshops from her and use the stitches she taught me.
I did purchase one her pulled thread pieces and see it everytime I enter my craft room.

Her legacy will live on for many years.

Hi Vicki, Nelson, Jennifer, Andrew, Jill and Ang and all your families
We were saddened to hear of your mother and grandmother’s passing…
Weloved to visit with her on Neary’s Pond. I can just see her lying off in the sunshine reading a book. We had great chats and great laughs. I’ve missed her on the pond and think of her often. Our condolences to you all.
The Montevecchi’s

Vicki & family – our sincere condolences on the passing of your mom. RIP

Larry, Lynn, Vicki and family. I remember your Mother as a bright and energetic lady who always had time for her family and their friends. Condolences.

Larry, Kathy and family, we are so sorry to hear the passing of your Mom, our sincerely condolences

My sincere condolences to Vickie’s family on her passing. It was a privilege to know and care for her, these past years at Tiffany Village. I was so inspired by her positivity , humour and grace in spite of her medical challenges. . Just from her stories ,I know she lived a full and happy life and was so proud of her wonderful loving family . God bless her.

So sorry to hear of Vickie ’ s passing. Such a vibrant, fun lady she was. It was a pleasure to know her! It leaves a whole in your heart when you say goodbye to your Mother.. You are in our prayers.❤️❤️
TELF and Vera

My sincere condolences to you and your family . The loss of a parent is such a huge void. She was a lovely lady. Hold on and cherish the beautiful memories. Warm thoughts are with you.


My sincere condolences on your Mom’s passing.
You are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

Vicki and family
My sincere sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your Mom . I am not in Nl at this time but know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

To all Vicki’s family,
Sincere condolences. I knew Vicki for over 30 years through the St. John’s Guild of Embroiderers. Such a vibrant personality, and what an amazing stitcher!

My sincere condolences to the entire Cheeseman family.
Because of my father’s (Gordon ) employment with West Atlantic Products, there were occasions where I met Vicki , Roy and their children. Such a great family..
So sorry to hear of your loss.
Gerry Green

So very sorry for Vicki’s passing. Met her at Tiffany Village where I also am, and she was an exceptional lady. We would chat in the dining-room after supper before going to our respective floors, and she was always in a pleasant mood, in spite of her physical difficulties. A courageous soul, may she rest in peace with the Lord. And to her family, my deepest sympathy in this difficult time.

Sending condolences to all the family .
Sandra (Butler) Worden
I’m the daughter of Jim & Vera Butler

Vicki and Family.
Sincere condolences on the passing of your treasured mom Vicki Cheeseman.
I met Vicki many years ago at the Aquarena in St John’s and later in Port Charlotte..
My wife and I really enjoyed her company.She was a fine lady who loved her Newfoundland.
May she rest peacefully with her loved ones who have gone before.
Nick and Bonnie Power

I met Vicki many years ago at the Aquarena where she was a popular member. She was such an interesting, talented lady but most of all she was such fun! We shared many great lunches. She was greatly missed when she could no longer come. My deepest sympathies to all her family.

Vicki and family,
So sorry about the loss of your precious momma. Hope you find some comfort in all the wonderful memories of her.
Heather and Peter Cornick

Sincere condolences to you & extended families.
Sorry your Mom’s light is gone. She was a remarkable lady❤️

Larry , and all Mrs. Cheeseman’s Family , we were so sorry to learn of her passing she was a beautiful Lady .Our sincere condolences to you all , may she rest in peace.

Fred and Carol Penney

Larry, Cathy & Family:
Sincerest Condolences of the passing of your beloved mother Vicki. May she have eternal peace.

Anne & Keith Peddle

Vicki, condolences to you & all the family.
Roy & Brenda

My sympathies to the family I at this time

So sorry to hear of Great Aunt Vicki’s passing. She was a wonderful person and my dad was very fond of her. As he would have said, she had a good long run.
My condolences to your family.
Sue Hopkins

Larry, Lynn, Vickie Lee and Christine, so sorry to hear of Aunt Vickie’s passing, she was a great lady.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Cynthia and Doug Butt

Sincere condolences to the family, may your memories of a life well lived bring you peace.
Sincerely Anna (Gough) Power

Vickie, sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom.
Juanita & Bill Holwell

Larry, Kathy and all the family,
We are so sad to hear of your loss.
Mrs. Cheeseman shared many wonderful smiles and stories with us over the years. Her positive outlook was always an inspiration.
Sending our sympathy and love,
Warren and Andi Martin

My sincere condolences to Victorias family.