Valerie Claire Cameron
It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of our Mom, Gramma, Sister, Aunt and Friend Valerie Claire Cameron (Dye) on February 21, 2022 at the age of 72. Val (affectionately known as ‘Lallie’ to her sister June) was pre-deceased by her parents Julia and Fred Dye, sister Donnell Dooley and beloved cockatiel Peaches.
She is survived by her daughter Laura (Rob) Yestrau, grandson Tylen; son Don (Dyane) Cameron; sister June (John) Cowan; Brother in law Robert Dooley, nephew Wayne (Sharon) Dooley, niece Karen (Bryan) Harder and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Val was born on May 9, 1949 and grew up in Winnipeg’s West End. She was employed for many years with Marks & Spencer right up until their final closing where she made some wonderful lifelong friendships. Following Marks & Spencer she worked at Value Village until her retirement.
Mom moved into Beauchemin Park Place where she quickly made many more friends. She was very active in the building, participating in and helping to organize activities and celebrations. To Val, family and friendships meant everything to her. Anyone who knows her, knows she was infamous for getting a hug out of you on departure which almost always included a kiss goodbye whether you were ready for it or not. She was always thinking of others and either baking, cooking, picking something up or giving something of hers away to those that she cared for. You could always expect a card for special occasions to arrive in the mail and sometimes unexpected cards arrived for no reason other than she was thinking about you. It was a given that she always called and sang Happy Birthday.
We know that she will be deeply missed by so many but take comfort that she is watching over us and will remain forever in our hearts.
Per Val’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will not be an official funeral service however a come and go Celebration of Life will be held on March 20, 2022 at Beauchemin Park Place (next to Charleswood Legion), main floor-5995 Roblin Blvd. between Noon and 4:00pm…it would mean a lot to us for you to drop by, enjoy some refreshments, share a story and a laugh. Mask restrictions will not be required at that time but please feel comfortable to wear one if that is your personal choice.
Our mom would be immensely happy if in lieu of flowers a donation was made to an animal rescue of your choice.