Valerie Metail

January 18, 1953February 6, 2021

METAIL, Valerie (Nee Exner) (January 18, 1953-February 6, 2021)

It is with great sadness we announce that Valerie passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 6, 2021 with her loving husband Roger by her side.

She was predeceased by her parents Elizabeth and Rudy Exner, sister Sharon Exner, Regina, SK; sister Kathleen Pielak, North Battleford, SK, mother and father-in-law Henry and Yvonne Metail, and brother and sister-in-law George and Bonnie Metail, Kenora, ON.

Valerie is survived by her husband of 48 years Roger, sisters Judy Exner, Rita (Don) McCormick, Kenora, ON, Patricia (Nick) Loffler, Sicamous BC, twin brother Vern (Cheryl) Exner, McLean, SK, Kevin (Karen) Exner, Regina, SK, Peter Pielak, North Battleford, SK, sister-in-law Pauline (Bill) Kerr, brothers-in-law Aimie (Linda) Metail, and Robert (Wendy) Metail, Kenora, ON. She will be dearly missed by numerous nieces and nephews who adored her.

Valerie was born in Regina and moved to Kenora when she met Roger. She was employed with Service Canada before opening and operating Northwest Fire and Safety along with a successful scuba diving shop. She was an active volunteer with the Pellatt Firehall and Community Club for several years as well as taught computer courses at Community College. After their business ventures she retired to a serene lifestyle on Muriel Lake. Their lakefront property was the scene of many family gatherings which included water skiing, scuba diving, fishing and snowmobiling. Everyone enjoyed Valerie's delicious fried chicken, walleye fish fries and homemade baking.

Valerie loved her garden and kept busy with her woodworking hobby creating beautiful lawn ornaments, recipe boxes and holiday decorations. She had many dogs over the years and will be deeply missed by Max and Molly.

Due to Covid restrictions no funeral service will be held. A private family service will take place later this summer. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to a charity of your choice.

Rest in the arms of angels, in a place of peace and love, We will see you smile down on us every time we look above.

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  • Due to Covid there will be no formal service held at this time.


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Rob & Adele Kufflick

February 17, 2021

Roger and family sorry for your loss our thoughts are with you all

Ervin Melnechenko

February 15, 2021

Sorry for your loss Roger
My deepest sympathy and condolences go to you and your family
Rest In Peace Val


Ken and Charlene Schabler

February 15, 2021

Rodger So very sorry to read that Val has gained her wings to fly home and be at peace Her struggles the last few years have been many and hard but now free of her pain Take care of yourself and your angel will always be beside you watching over you You and all the members of Vals Family are in our thoughts and prayers
Ken and Char

Marjorie Zimmer

February 14, 2021

Roger: So very, very sorry to hear of the loss of Val. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Paul Jackson (Acklands-Grainger) and Marjorie Zimmer

John & Gwen Ruby

February 10, 2021

We are so sorry to hear about Val, Roger! We send you our condolences and hugs. We will keep you in our prayers!

Randy& Marg McKay

February 10, 2021

Sorry to hear of your loss Roger, Sincere Condolences

Gloria Mejia

February 10, 2021

Roger, my deepest condolences to you with the loss of Val, memories of the work days at CEIC and then with her business ventures she was always a very quiet, kind woman. She had such a great sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May she rest in peace, enjoying the sunset.
Gloria and Pat

Pat and Nick Loffler

February 10, 2021

Val was a quiet, beautiful soul. Incredibly talented, and an awesome baker, and cook. She taught me a lot about cooking, and gave me her recipe for cinnamon rolls, but couldn't come close to hers. She had that special touch. In our younger days, coming out to their place on the lake was always the best vacation. Boating, camping, and teaching us water skiing etc. Such a caring and giving person. You will be missed dear sister. Rest in peace.

Diana Jardine

February 10, 2021

Roger .. so sorry to hear of Val's passing. Our deepest condolences
Garth and Diana Jardine

Judy Johnson

February 9, 2021

Val, you will be missed by many.
So many memories. Best is how Val & Roger met.......
Condolences to all family and friends.
Rest in peace my friend.