Merritt Funeral Chapel

2113 Granite Avenue, Merritt, BC


Valerie Anne EGAN

28 April , 193415 May , 2019

Valerie Anne Egan 15 May 2019

Our precious mother, Valerie, passed away peacefully at her home in Merritt on a warm, Spring evening: Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Jack, in 2001, Sister in Law, Eleanor (Peggy) Egan, her parents, Ernie (ER) & Sally Winter, she leaves behind her brother, Budge (WR) Winter (Bev) (niece Loanne Athans), ‘adopted’ mother, Anne Bridger (Grama Anne) all of Kelowna and her 3 loving children, Dana, Ric & Patrick (Charlene). Close to her heart were her grandsons, Jacob & Renney; to whom she was ‘Nana’ and best friend. Mum spent many years dedicated to the local & provincial Hospital Boards and was influential in the development of Coquihalla-Gillis House. Her community involvement also included being instrumental in the Miss Merritt pageant. Other key projects were the ‘new’ Curling Rink and Merritt Golf Course. Mum was the ‘Hostess with the Mostest’ in every possible way. She was always involved in her family’s activities & sports as well as being an astute businesswoman. Those who knew her throughout her life will no doubt take away many fond memories as she was gracious, generous, kind, a great conversationalist but mostly fun loving.

Our family wishes to thank “Hands at Home Care” for 16 loving months of round the clock home care; Dr Soderberg & the Staff of NVGH.

A Celebration of Life is planned for Wednesday, June 12th at 1:00 pm at Crossroads Church. Donations to the BC Alzheimer’s Society in lieu of flowers would be appreciated.


  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, 12 June , 2019


Valerie Anne EGAN

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