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May 20, 1955 — November 26, 2021

Valerie Rose was born May 20, 1955, in Edmonton, AB, and she passed away, at her home, on November 26, 2021 in Kelowna, BC.

Valerie Rose Williams was a “dynamically beautiful force” to be reckoned with. Raised and educated in Edmonton, she excelled in school and worked in the Provincial Laboratory as well as in research at the University of Alberta. She moved to San Diego in 1985 where she received a degree in Speech Therapy, later followed by a master’s degree in Oriental Medicine. Val’s specialization in acupuncture therapy allowed her to not only heal physical pain, but also meet the emotional needs of her patients. She, with her husband, mother, and beautiful dog Kelly, moved to Kelowna in 2016, where they set up residency in preparation for retirement and the eventual addition of two more lovable dogs, Nikki and Sophie.

Val will be sorely missed and always cherished by her loving husband, Daniel; her devoted mother, Doreen Walters; brother, Dr. Randall Williams (Carol) of Edmonton; half-brother Kelvin (Sandee) & half-sister Shelley; numerous cousins; and treasured nieces Claire & Beth, nephew Rob, & their precious children. Valerie was predeceased by her never forgotten twin sister, Beverley Joan in 1958.

Courage, compassion, and tenacity were just a few of the incredible characteristics portrayed by Val. She is to be remembered for her commitment to loved ones, her love of nature, and the kindness that she shared so abundantly with the many lives she touched.

Val leaves this earth, grateful for all that she experienced and the never-ending lessons she learned along the way.

Heartfelt thanks and love go to her beloved soul sister Suzanne; dearest friends Rick and Su; her Gallagher’s circle who provided nurture and nourishment; the Kelowna Palliative Care Team and Dr. Julian Mackenzie-Feder, whose caring and loving spirit made “peace” possible.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Edmonton, Alberta at a future date.

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  • Rich and Jan Strand says:

    Dan, we are so saddened by the loss of your beautiful wife. We send our deepest sympathy and love. Rich and Jan

  • Betty Yarrow says:

    Dear Doreen, Dan and ALL of Val’s loved ones. Though I did not know Val personally I feel close to her spirit, & feel the vitality she brought to everyone she was in contact with, both professionally and within her close & extended family – so well expressed in her obituary. What a fine testement for someone who knew how to bring comfort, peace & joy through her positive personality. As you grieve her loss, may you be blessed with fond, heart-warming memories.
    Much love & prayers, Betty Yarrow

  • Dianne Houwing says:

    Dear Dodie, Randy and to all the family our deepest sympathy. I wish I could take the pain and loss away. Love always Dianne, Marlies and Kyle Houwing, Jim, Gary Purcell and family

  • Darren Hamans says:

    Dan I never knew your wife. Shelley has been a long time friend and she just informed me about the passing of you beautiful wife. The devastation in Shelly’s voice has made me so sad. Shelley said she was an amazing woman. My deepest condolences.

  • Jane M Alrxander says:

    Dearest Dan & Dodie — This is such a BEAUTIFUL tribute to a LOVELY & GRACIOUS GAL!! I LOVE you SO MUCH & it is will deep sadness I write to you — WISHING I could give you hugs of strength to help your painful sorrow but — PLEASE know I send my LOVE to you both across these many miles . We are separated by distance but NOT by deep & abiding LOVE ❤️. My sincere love to you both ! Jane A/

  • Melody and Mike Dion says:

    Dear Dan, My heart sank when I learned of my dear Friend (Valerie) had passed. Words cannot express what a beautiful and caring friend she was. She will be missed greatly. Prayers to you and your family for comfort and peace during this time. Please call me when you can. 760-535-1327.
    Sincerely, Melody and Mike Dion

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