It is with profound sadness that we announce Val’s passing after a brief fight with cancer.
Predeceased by her granddaughter Jessica in 1995, Val leaves her loving daughter Donna, grandchildren Michael and Nevaya, companion Mario and many special and loved friends.
Born in North Vancouver, Val spent her childhood in the Savona area. Several years into motherhood and the secretarial pool, Val ventured to UBC where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in 1989. Following work at the VGH Burn Unit, Val returned to Kamloops to work in Hospice and as a grief counsellor and various positions in RIH including patient advocate. All roles in Val’s life were executed with compassion, true spirit and gentle care of others. While Val enjoyed many great friendships, good wine and camping, her greatest pleasure was being a grandmother. Her endearing smile and ready laugh were tonic to our souls.