On the evening of May 16, 2020 Valerie Mary Chartrand (Scott), in the loving presence of her family, passed peacefully at home from lung cancer.
Val is survived by her children Michelle (Darioush) and John; her grandchildren Ahmad, Mishkin and Vahid; her mother Phyllis Scott; her siblings: Sharon Buchbuger (Elmer), Carol Scott, Brenda Heavin (Rick), Tim Scott (Anne Leonard), and Tammy Scott (James Reimer). Val had a special place in her heart for her nieces and nephews, her cousins and other extended family, as well as her many friends.
Valerie was predeceased by her husband, Michael (Mike) Chartrand in 2000, and father Clayton Scott in 1998.
Valerie was born in Melfort, SK on March 17, 1956. She moved with her family to the Carrot River Valley as a young girl. She was married to Mike, October 15, 1977 and spent the majority of their 23 years together living on Ralls Island.
During her lifetime, Val was employed at several workplaces. She will be best remembered for her secretarial work at the pulp mill, time with the Chamber of Commerce and, for the last 13 years prior to retirement, working at the Via Rail Station.
Valerie moved into town, The Pas, in 2013. She developed a close relationship with Alan Babey and treasured her time with Alan’s son and family.
Valerie was always energetic, whether it was walking, gardening, or working with horses. Winter would find her at the curling rink, or watching a good game on TV. Val embraced the outdoor lifestyle that The Pas had to offer. She enjoyed fishing and hunting with her family, as well as hiking and canoeing with friends.
Val’s love of horses was nurtured from a young age, starting with 4-H and growing up in the Valley. She kept horses on her acreage on Ralls Island and assisted with 4-H.
Val also enjoyed travelling and visited many places. These included China, Chile, Dominican Republic, Israel, Jamaica, New Zealand, Costa Rica. She also enjoyed many road trips in North America.
Even after her diagnosis, Valerie continued her active lifestyle, as much as possible. Never one to complain, she focused on what she could do to help herself stay well, and still be there for her family and friends. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Shirley Fredrickson for all her emotional and practical support in this past year of Val’s life.
Valerie was a loving mother and a caring friend. She was always ready to lend a helping hand, whether it was providing some baking, helping with chores or pitching in wherever needed. Valerie gave back to the community as a volunteer for the Canadian Red Cross. She loved and was loved; she will be greatly missed.
Due to the current restrictions around Covid 19, Valerie will be interred by immediate family and a Celebration of Valerie's Life will be held at a future date.
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