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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: Jeannette Prevost

RIP, Until we meet again.

From: Cathy Ann Thompson
Relation: Friend

Val, you will be deeply missed. Always in our hearts and thoughts.
You were truly and awesome person that i will never forget. Sad hear you have gone so soon.
Love ya
Cathy, JIm, Cindy Thompson

From: Darlene Luniw
Relation: friend

Val was one of the most fun loving Elvis fans that you could ever meet She always supported out local ETAs and made the evening so enjoyable Now she is with Elvis You are missed so much

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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

Memorial Gifts

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

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