Valerie Frances TROTTER

January 3, 1932December 24, 2020

Valerie Frances Trotter (nee Collins) Born January 03, 1932 Winnipeg, Manitoba, and died December 24, 2020 Kamloops, B.C. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother in the early morning hours of December 24, 2020 at Marjorie Willoughby Hospice in Kamloops. B. C. Val chose to leave her physical body when the Star of David was high in the sky. Her passion was the study of Astrology and she transitioned from her body during the days of the closest observable conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius since 1226 AD. This marks the birth of a new astrological epoch. How auspicious! On September 1, 1950 Val married Al Trotter and was happily married for 61 years until Al’s death in 2011. Al was in the air force and they were stationed in Edmonton, Montreal, Marville (France), Gimli, Manitoba. Being an air force wife meant packing up every 3-4 years and as luck would have it, most of their transfers took place just before or after the birth of one of their 6 kids. Al and Val’s last transfer was to the Mt. Lolo Radar Base in Kamloops in 1967 where they chose to spend their remaining years. After Al died, Val lived very independently and quite happily on her own until she moved into Active Care Retirement Home in the summer of 2019. She made many friends with the residents and staff during her short stay. Val was an avid golfer and was a member of the Kamloops Golf and Country Club for 40 years. Her most exciting personal golf experience was when she posted a score of under 100 and won her flight. She excitedly told everyone within hearing distance….I won my flight! I won my flight! We know she is reunited with Dad playing golf on the fairways of heaven. Val was as sharp as a tack right up until a few weeks before her passing. She loved all sports and especially her Canadian 'girls' who entertained her in the LPGA and Lord help you if you called and interrupted Jeopardy. She was up to date on all current events and followed politics not only in Canada but also those to the south of us.

Val is survived by her six children Leslie (Richard), Jack, Laurie (Jamie), Valerie (Mario), Danny (Lynne) and Rob (Cristene), eight grandchildren, Cassie, Andrew, Michelle, Rob, Joel, Nicki, Evan & Sam, and two great grandchildren, Sienna & Jade. Our thanks go out to the staff at Marjorie Willoughby Hospice for their kindness and care during her short stay and to all the staff at Active Care Retirement Home for the love and care you offered her. No funeral at Val’s request. The family hopes to hold a celebration of life at a later date.


Valerie Frances TROTTER

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Kim Hunter

January 7, 2021

I had the pleasure of meeting Val through Laurie and so enjoyed her spunky personality and great sense of humour! I can see where Laurie and Michelle got their spunk from ! I know that she will be greatly missed by all of family and those who know her. Take comfort in knowing that she will always be with you and her memory will live on thru each of you! Peace be with you!

Francine Morrison

January 7, 2021

So sorry to learn of your loss. I met her a few times at your home and enjoyed her sense of humour and stories. Love to all of you. ❤

Barb Denton (Williamson)

January 7, 2021

Please accept my condolences on you mother's passing. I have lost both of my parents and understand the loss.
I am the daughter of Mina and Gordon Williamson and my parents were friends of both your parents.
I was married in 1971 and my wedding reception was held at the Mt Lolo radar base in the officers mess with the consent of your father.

Kurt Zwingli

January 2, 2021

To Leslie, Jack, Laurie, Val, Dan and Rob,
It is with great sadness to read of your mom joining your Dad on the golf course in the sky. I hope that you all will go into this new year with hope and good health.
I love you all.