CHARLOTTE - Valerie Ann Burrows, 72, passed away Oct. 22, 2012, at Carolinas Medical Center due to complications from treatment for Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia.
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Valerie was born to her late parents Alwyne and Alice Wood of England on April 29, 1940. Valerie is survived by her loving husband of 52 years Peter Burrows of Charlotte, son Stephen Burrows and his wife Kathy plus their daughters Lauren, Anna and Faith of Mint Hill, NC, and her daughter Susan Burrows of Gastonia, NC. Valerie is also survived by her brother Terry Wood and wife Alison of England, her brother Bob Wood and Maureen of Canada, sister Angela Vlug of Canada, and numerous relatives throughout Canada, Wales, and England.
Valerie was born in England, emigrated after marrying Peter to Canada in 1963 where their two children were born, and then moved to the United States starting in Rome New York in 1969 and then permanently settling in the Charlotte NC area in 1980.
Valerie enjoyed working through the years at many hospitals and institutions including Gaston Memorial, Presbyterian, Presbyterian Orthopedic, Wilora Lake, Alexander Group Home, Integrated Health Services, Liberty Nursing Center, and also taught nursing at UNCC. She also performed volun-teer work for such agencies as Women's Shelter Services, and Hospice. An accomplishment Valerie was very proud of was receiving her Master's of Science and Nursing at UNCC at the age of 56 in 1996.
Valerie had a passion to live life to its fullest and loved her family with all her heart and soul. She loved travel, being with family and friends, and giving to and helping others. Valerie also enjoyed being involved with social groups such as the University City Women's Group of Charlotte where she had deep ties.
The family will host a celebration for friends of Valerie's life from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday in Mint Hill.
The family wishes to thank all the Oncology and ICU staff and give a special thanks to "Amazing" Grace RN at CMC.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be given to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Charlotte.
Published in Gaston Gazette on October 25, 2012