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Valerie Davoren

May 16th, 1935 - August 3rd, 2021
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Born Isobel Valerie Heather on May 16, 1935 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Edmund & Elizabeth Powell. Valerie is predeceased by her parents, husband Les Davoren, brother Nelson, son Kirk and nephews Ricky and Michael, niece Barbara. She is survived by her daughters Kimberley (Kevin), Kerrilee (Gordon) and Lesley; her grandchildren Matthew, Kiel (Sheila), Nicholas, Cody (Jenna), Keli (Tom) and Cory; her great grandchildren Kendra, Ava and Jack; her sisters-in-law Betty, Pat and Bonnie; her brother-in-law John, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A woman of grace, courage, compassion & laughter. She began her professional life as a switchboard operator for the railway, then in the remote northern community of Gillam, Manitoba served as the Public Health practitioner, was a Conveyancer, Judicial Secretary for Justices serving northern British Columbia & the Yukon and secretary for St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church. Valerie lived in many communities stretching from Manitoba to Vancouver Island. In all of them she was drawn to serve, support and encourage marginalized individuals either through the Anglican Church, organizations focused on children with special needs, the Elizabeth Fry Society and Covenant House. She saw the human being not their circumstances and in her gentle, loving manner sought to lift others up and over barriers which held them back.

She was a woman of many passions. Her first and greatest was literature. Books were her friends providing entertainment, education and solace. She was a fabulous cook and entertainer, participated in Community Theatre behind the scenes and on stage, she loved singing and music (was particularly fond of Jazz and Opera). Valerie’s physical presence will be deeply missed by her family, friends and the many lives she touched. The love she gave will forever be in our hearts.

In sincere gratitude Valerie’s daughters thank the assisted living community of Evergreen Timbers, Langley BC for their exceptional support and care in these last years of her life. After settling in at Evergreen Timbers she was often heard to say “I live in a perpetual state of satisfaction”. 

A Celebration & Thanksgiving of Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at St. Dunstan Anglican Church 3025 - 264 Street Aldergrove, BC. Flowers gratefully declined in favour of donations to St. Dunstan Garden of Remembrance. View Tribute Book.


Linda Harding
December 2nd, 2022

Hi there Kim, and Family,
I am very sorry for your loss of your mother, and your grandmother at this time.
Just know that she is with the Lord and she is in the presence of the Lord and she is at peace finally.
I do always enjoy praying for all of you all the time.

God bless you all, and keep yourself safe.

Well, I must be letting you go for now.

Sincerely your,
Good Friend in Christ,
Linda Harding

Kerry Sharp
December 2nd, 2022

My dearest Kim and family,
I lift you all up to God's loving compassion, healing and grace as you walk this journey of grief.

I have never forgotten how wonderful you were with me when Alan died.

Rest always knowing that your beloved mother is in the arms of, and now sharing the life of, her friend and Saviour.

Love always my friend,
Kerry Sharp

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