Valerie Anne (nee Charlebois) Westnedge

WESTNEDGE, Valerie Anne (nee Charlebois) Of Qualicum Beach, born June 10, 1946 in Drumheller, Alberta. Passed away peacefully February 24, 2004 with family by her side. Val was raised in Carbon, Alberta by Dorothe and Bertram Charlebois. She trained as a school teacher and taught in the Northwest Territories where she met her future husband, John. On July 18, 1970 she married her best friend John Westnedge and courageously went on to become the mother of seven. She is survived by her loving husband John; her mother Dorothe; children Glen, Darren (Kiri), Nicky (Wayne Scott), Sarah (Don Erb), Jeff, Jenny and Kara; grandchildren Caelan, Lauren, Taylor, Kyle and Malachi; brothers and sisters Michael, Albert, Robert, Elaine, Sam, Janet, Ellen, Rita, David and Richard. She will be sadly missed by extended family and friends. Val’s amazing spirit and zest for life were an inspiration to all. Her laughter was contageous. Her kindness was unstoppable. Her generosity was endless. She was a classy lady. She loved her family. Remember when we said: “When we turn gray, when the children grow up and move away, we won’t be sad. We’ll be glad for all the life we’ve had” and we will remember always. Friends and family are invited to attend the service Saturday, February 28, at 1:00 p.m., at the Church of the Ascension, 887 Wembley Road, French Creek, reception to follow. Donations in Val’s memory, in lieu of flowers, to BC Cancer Foundation, 2410 Lee Avenue, Victoria, BC V8R 6V5 would be appreciated.

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