On May 16, 2008, Val Newport passed away peacefully at the Chilliwack General Hospital with her loving family by her side, after a short battle with cancer.
Born in New Westminster, BC, on July 10, 1927, Valerie is survived by her husband of 60 years, Barney; her daughter, Lynn; her son, Keith (Corry); grandchildren: Christopher (Kara), Kimberley, and Brandon; and great-grandson, Keaton.
She was predeceased by her son, Wilfred Richard Newport.
Barney and Valerie married on June 28, 1947 and their life in the Armed Forced allowed them to reside in Edmonton, AB, Greenwood, NS, Comox, BC, France, Germany, with their final stop in Chilliwack in 1974.
Reading was a favourite pass-time with be-weekly visits to the library. Valerie loved her rose gardens and flower gardens. Another favourite pass-time was going to the mall to shop for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandson.
Valerie was a kind and generous wife, mother and grandmother and is greatly missed by her family.
Special thanks to Lynn for the special care given to her mother during her hospital stay.
No funeral or memorial will be held at Val’s request.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her name to the Chilliwack Hospice Society.