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Valerie Arlene Eely

January 22, 1950 - February 7, 2019


It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Valerie Eely (nee Sorenson).  Val passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Februray 7, 2019.

Val was a loving wife to Mike for 50 years,  a supportive mom to her daughter Trish (Dan), and fun-loving gramma to her granddaughter Danica.  Val was born and raised in Vancouver by Hilda Sorenson (nee Hutchings) and Morry Sorenson in 1950.  Survived by her siblings Provie (Pete –deceased), Larry (Heather), Jimmy (Sharon), Kenny, Gerry and Robby (deceased).  Also survived by sister-in-law Nancy, and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

In the 70’s and  80’s Val and Mike opened their home and their hearts to dozens of foster children.   From babies to teens, their door was always open.  Val was a second Mom to many, and impacted the lives of so many children.

Val was an avid Elvis fan and would often be seen at Elvis Tribute Artists shows in the front row hooting and hollering. She was the life of the party that’s for sure.

As a wife, Val met the love of her life Mike in high school and they were inseparable.  Loyal, loving and THERE for one another….a true deep love.As a mom, Val was always there for Trish, often attending her softball games, floor hockey games and dance recitals.  Val was always scorekeeper for Trish’s softball team and was a Mom to the whole team.

As a gramma, she was  that fun-loving gramma who played barbies and had tea parties under home-made forts created by sheets. She taught Danica how to have fun.

We will miss you so very much.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.  In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Canadian Transplant Society, or consider becoming an organ donor yourself.


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From: Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre

Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Diane Sheen
Relation: Provie is my friend

Thinking of you all I time of sorrow, our thoughts and prayers are with you all

From: Gordon Rebelato
Relation: Friend

My condolences to the Eely family. Val will be missed by all her Elvis Tribute fans and performers.

From: Sarah Stonehocker
Relation: Friend

We were so lucky to know you Val. You were such a light, such a pleasure to be around. I cant thank you enough for all your kind words to me, and always showing such support and love for Eli. You will be greatly missed. Say hello to Elvis for us! Eli and Sarah.

From: Joanie-Leigh Elliot
Relation: Friend

Val was always so quick to laugh. Always enjoyed the time I spent in her company while we lived in the same co-op. Life took us into different social circles but always valued her and she is remembered fondly. Much sadness to the family that she is not with you to hear that laugh once more. I so dearly wish to be at the celebration of this wonderful soul and to share remberances but most of you know why I can’t attend. Mike, Trish, Provie.. I cry with you.

From: Denise milne Holme
Relation: Friend

Your a special person with a big heart and never had a bad word to say about anybody thanks for being a friend when we did see eachother.

From: Eleanor Marie Vanderelst
Relation: From Varsity Lane Bowling alley.

So sorry for your loss Mike. Val was always the life of the party at the bowling alley as that is where I know her best from! My condolences to you and the rest of the familly.

From: Donna Timm
Relation: Friend

My condolences to Mike and Trish. My heart goes out to you. I have been in your position. Big hugs for both of you. 💕

From: Gloria Schenk
Relation: Elvis fan friend

Condolences to your loss of beloved Valerie. I will miss her.

From: Gael Storey

Provie, my condolences to your family. I was so sorry to hear about Val’s death.

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Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
March 17, 2019
Beginning at 2:00pm

HW Flesher Co-op Main Hall

Celebration of Life from 2:00 – 4:00 pm

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The family has not designated a preferred charity at this time.

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