Valerie Gail Collins
November 4, 1954 – November 24, 2020
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mom, Valerie Gail Collins. She died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 in Port Alberni.
Valerie was born November 4, 1954 in Barrie Ontario. She moved to Port Alberni at a young age and stayed for the rest of her life where she raised a family and touched the lives of many. She was trained as a hair stylist - a career that allowed her to meet many life-long friends. Valerie could make a friend of anyone and is lovingly remembered as a kind, compassionate and loving "old soul".
Predeceased by her parents Gladys and Kenneth, and sisters Sherrie Fortin, Debbie Humme. She leaves behind two sons, Jayson (Christine) and Jamie (Carey); grandchildren Dylan, Kennedy and Kaiden; sister Bev Huttunen; brother Kenny as well as countless friends and loved ones.
We would like to thank all the nurses who cared for her through the end of her life and those special friends who provided comfort, security and companionship in her final years.
We will miss her contagious smile and her love of laughter. We could always count on her unconditional love and for that we are truly grateful.
Rest peacefully in heaven reunited with all of our loved ones who have gone before you.
You will be forever missed and always in our heart.
Valerie Gail Collins
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Jamie & Lori Ann Tweedie
December 30, 2020
We wish to send our sincere condolences to Val's family and friends; she truly was a lovely woman who brighten the room and brought us such friendship. We had the pleasure of meeting Val through Allana Fouad; we spent a holiday meal with and her son Jamie at Allana and Mike's house.
We kept in touch over the years and am sorry to hear of her passing. Our thoughts and Prayers are with her family.
December 23, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear about Val. I use to visit her with my Grandma when she got her hair done. She was a family friend to us for many years. I will miss our chats when we would see each other around town. Thinking of her boys and family during this hard time.
December 12, 2020
Sending my condolences and much love your way. I have fond memories of chatting with your mom over the years. I could go for a few years without seeing her the we'd run into each other and it felt like yesterday, the conversation would just carry on! She was such a warm, friendly, positive person. She loved her boys sooo much. That was evident in every conversation we shared. I'm sure Kev welcomed her with open arms and they're having a great chat, both of them free of pain. Love you💕
December 9, 2020
So sorry for the loss of you mum she was such a beautiful women I totally remember going to your mum house we did each others hair. Such a loving person. God bless rest in peace.