November 24, 1938 – August 9, 2019
Passed away peacefully at the age of 80 on August 9, 2019. Sadly predeceased by the great love of her life Steve and her son Christopher. Survived by her children Evelyn (Bill), Stephen (David) Dawn (Michael); grandchildren Michael, Matthew, Connor and Cassidy as well as many family members and friends.
Born November 24, 1938 in Hornsby, England, Valerie was an accomplished person, having been a national judge for the Canadian synchronized swim team, founder of the Port Alberni Lorelei’s swim club and certified swimming instructor. Her great beauty and contagious laugh will be greatly missed.
The family would like to extend many thanks to Coastal Community Services and the kindness of her neighbors.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
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August 28, 2019
Sorry for your loss and the pain you are going through. Lots of love to you and Dave. You are in our thoughts daily.
Ross and Lea
Dorothy Bakken (Williams)
August 21, 2019
My heartfelt condolences to the family. I have many fond memories of Val from when she coached me in synchronized swimming. She was a kind caring person.
August 15, 2019
I may have been too young to remember but seeing pictures and hearing from my Mom, I know how much fun I had when I was at your house eating hot dogs, running through the sprinkler, and riding that red tricycle!!
Our visit with you last year was one I will always remember! We were so happy to see you and I know how excited you were to meet little Cole! You were an amazing Aunt to me and Great Aunt to Cole.
RIP Auntie, we love you!
August 15, 2019
Rest in Peace Mrs. T. You were the best synchronized swim coach one could ask for. Thank you for your encouragement towards us girls in our swim club. Your support helped me during my time on the team which carried me into my adulthood. My heartfelt condolences to the family.
August 13, 2019
Our dear sister Val was a warm and friendly person and also very accomplished with her career in synchronized swimming including being a national judge she raised 4 beautiful children and was lucky to have married the love of her life Steve she had a contagious laugh and was a great beauty as the youngest sister I will always remember how happy she was to see my daughters son Cole he gave her great happiness in the last year and a half of her life love you forever sister Val RIP love sis joan