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Friday, May 27
11:00am at Clark Funeral Home
Valerie Smith

August 4, 1958 - May 18, 2022

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of their much loved mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt on May 18, 2022. She was the beloved Mum of Jillian (Jill) Smith and her husband Joe Allan and Katelyn (Kate) Smith and partner Taras Saplywyj. Proud Grams of Hunter and Evie Allan, Bronco and Ringo Smith-Allan, Olive and Cheeto Saplywyj-Smith and loving companion of Teagan. Cherished sister of Catherine Hardwick and brother-in-law John Hardwick, devoted Aunt to Valerie-Lynn Wratz (nee Hardwick) and Bryan Hardwick and their families. At Valerie's request cremation has already taken place. If desired, expressions of sympathy can be made to the SPCA in Valerie's name.
Book of Condolences
Janice Payne (Hayes)

Posted on: June 2, 2022

My sincere and heartfelt condolences in the loss of your mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and all those that were blessed to have had Val in their lives. It is never easy losing someone so dear to your heart. May you find comfort and peace in the days and weeks to come, knowing the Lord has called another angel home.

Janice and family
The Drenths

Posted on: May 28, 2022

We are so sorry to hear of Valerie's passing. A thought of comfort and condolences to the grieving family. While she may be gone from your sight, she will always be in your hearts.

Steph, Adam, Emma and Hudson
Rodger Family

Posted on: May 28, 2022

Jill, Joe, Hunter, Evie, Kate and Taras,

We are so sorry about the loss of Val - a truly wonderful mum, grams and mum-in-law . While we never got to meet her, we know Val was a wonderful person because she raised two amazing daughters who loved her unconditionally. Seeing your relationship was truly special. She’ll always be a part of you all.

Sending you love and long-distance hugs,

Jess, Graeme & Hannah Rodger
Allan family

Posted on: May 27, 2022

Jill, Joe, Hunter, Evie, & Kate, Taras

You will miss your mother ( grandmother) forever. You have great memories in your hearts💕. Our deepest sympathy to all of you and your family.

Andy Walton

Posted on: May 27, 2022

Want to send our deepest condolences to the family. Val was an amazing woman that always had the ability to light up the room and make everyone laugh! She was a strong woman with a heart that welcomed people in. Take care.

Posted on: May 27, 2022

I will miss Val so much, She was so fun to be around and full of good spirits, love and caring for others and family. She also introduced me to real homemade blood pudding and other traditional foods from her family. I give your family nothing but love and support through these hard times. Val will be greatly missed in this world but will live on through our memories.
Amanda (Mandy) Hamilton

Posted on: May 27, 2022

To have known and worked along side Val for many years at JCC was such an award winning role; Val gave me inspiration, advice, and courage to be the person I am today! To have been called her friend was a privilege... the times spend outside of the workplace and at her home with her girls were so full of laughter that we would cry a river of tears; her humor and laughter was contagious! I will always remember Val as one of the most honest, compassionate friends I have ever met. To Jillian and Kaitlyn: my heart breaks for you and your families, may you find some comfort holding on to your mum's memories close in your hearts xxx
Sara Zammit

Posted on: May 26, 2022

I’ve been struggling to find the words to write here since Val meant so much to me. She was one of the most wonderful human beings that I had the privilege of knowing. She was affectionately known as my “work mom” and she lived up to the name. She was the most caring, kind and selfless person and she always brought a smile to everyone’s face. She was always there for me, and I’ll always remember our long chats in the workroom. She always called me sweet Sara, and I called her my beautiful Valerie.

To Kate, Jill, Hunter, Evie and the rest of Val’s beautiful family, I’m sending you all my love and thoughts during this difficult time and please always remember how amazing Val was, and how lucky we were to have her in our lives.

To my beautiful Valerie, Rest in eternal peace xoxo Love your sweet Sara
Melanie Harvey

Posted on: May 26, 2022

My deepest condolences to a beautiful lady inside and out. Your kindness and sense of humour is like no other. You were always willing to help, share a story, share pictures and always a laugh or two. We were all blessed by knowing you ❤️ God bless your family as you watch over them.
Saplywyj Family

Posted on: May 26, 2022

To Val,

We shared family stories.
We shared laughs.
We shared a bond.
We know that wherever you are, you're close.

You raised two lovely, strong, resilient women and helped to set that foundation for Hunter and Evie. Well done.

Val, you are a Blessing. Your kindness and sense of humour, your creative treasures and your 'cheekiness' will continue to inspire us and warm our hearts.
We celebrate you and your gifts to us. Now go have fun.

Lovingly, Saplywyj Family
Roxanne Zdunek, JCC colleague

Posted on: May 26, 2022

I am so saddened to learn of Val’s passing. Her smile and presence brightened the days of so many. I will remember her for her kindness, smile and gentle nature that she so graciously gave. It is a privilege to have known her.
Angela Lindsay

Posted on: May 25, 2022

I’m so saddened to hear of the passing of Teagans pet parent, I enjoyed our conversations every 7 weeks when they visited the salon. I am thankful that I got to meet Valerie, she will be missed. Give Teagan a kiss and a snuggle from me ❤️
Gaye schweyer

Posted on: May 25, 2022

So sorry to hear about your mom , such a wonderful lady ❤️
Thinking of you ! jill and Katelyn
Sending you guys lots of hugs

(Aunt) Gaye
Susan Kragten (Galbraith)

Posted on: May 25, 2022

Cathy and Family. I am so very sorry to hear of Vals passing. I cherish the high school memories and was always so happy whenever I saw her in Port Dover with you. Please think of all the happy times you had together and know she loved you and your family dearly. My prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Alberto Amaya

Posted on: May 25, 2022

I'm so sorry for your loss Jillian. I send my prayers and support to you and your family during this difficult time.
Mathieu De Gagne

Posted on: May 24, 2022

My sincere condolences to you and your family Jillian. Wishing you well in these difficult times..
Lynda Pokoradi

Posted on: May 24, 2022

To know Val was to love her. She was the most caring person you would ever want to meet. She had a heart of gold. Her smile lit up the room. To her family I am so sorry for your loss. For me it was a honour and a privilege to have known her and to have worked with her for all those years.May you Rest In Peace and know that you will be missed. Looking forward to the day when we will meet again on the other side. I will cherish all the wonderful memories I have of you!
The Newarks

Posted on: May 24, 2022

Mama Val - you were everyone’s mum. Thank you for always treating us like we were family.

We send infinite love to Jill, Joe, Evie, Hunter, Kate, Taras, Aunt Cath and the rest of your families.
Lynne Guignard

Posted on: May 23, 2022

Rest in Peace Val. Condolences to your family. Such a lovely lady lost too soon.
RSS Team - your colleagues

Posted on: May 22, 2022

Jillian and family, we are so saddened to hear about your Mum. May the Lord give you peace through this difficult time. And may you find joy in knowing what a difference she made in your lives and of those she touched during her passing through. We grieve with you.
Julie Bosworth

Posted on: May 21, 2022

Although I was very sad to hear of Val's passing, the memories of all our great chats together at the JCC, made me smile. Val was a wonderful person with the kindest heart, especially for her family and animals. Her smile was infectious and lit up the room where ever she went. Rest in peace Val.
Marianne McGuigan

Posted on: May 20, 2022

It is with much sadness that I learned of Val Smiths passing away! I knew her from JCC . Someone you could always stop and chat with, someone with a lovely smile and gentle voice. My deepest condolences to Val’s family and friends. Rest In Peace, Valerie Smith.

Marianne McGuigan