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Born: Nov 16, 1936

Date of Passing: Sep 06, 2020

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November 16, 1936 - September 6, 2020

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Valerie Monica Walding (nee Hutton.
Val was predeceased by her beloved husband of 50 years Jim Walding in 2007.
She is survived by her two sons, Andrew, Phillip (Lori); daughter Christine; granddaughters, Kimberly (Jean-Paul), Rachel; and great-granddaughters, Lexus and Sienna. Val is also survived by her sister Jean-Mary of Hereford, England.
Val was born in Cheltenham, England and immigrated to Canada with her husband in 1961, where she fit in quite nicely accept for her dislike of the long cold winters. Val and Jim started their family in 1963.
She was involved in the provincial political scene starting in 1968, where she was not afraid of her voice to be heard.
During the mid to late 1980s Val and Jim moved to British Columbia to retire. Unable to settle they decided to open a bed and breakfast. While Val also started pursuing a career in the fragrance department at Sears. After the birth of their first grandchild they decided to move back to Winnipeg. Val continued selling fragrances and made many lifelong friends. Val loved to socialize, sing and host dinner parties. She was loved and respected by many and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
A small private service will be held at a later date.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 16, 2020

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • I am so sorry to hear of Val’s passing. She was a force to be reckoned with.....the world will be less without her vibrant personality. Condolences to the family. Love to you all 💕 - Posted by: Laura (Friend of the family) on: Mar 14, 2021

  • Wes and I remember all the great Christmas dinners we have had with the Walding family. Val loved to sing with our family. Our hearts are sad for your loss, Phil, Lori and Rachel - Posted by: Dawn and Wes Faulkes (in-laws and Aunt and Uncle) on: Sep 24, 2020

  • Mark-Cuss and I looked forward to our visits with Valerie on Thursdays, unfortunately with the onset of COVID we then had to visit virtually. Valerie was always so pleased to see him and talk with him. She will be missed! - Posted by: Donamae Hilton and Mark-Cuss (Dog therapy visitor) on: Sep 22, 2020

  • Val was a great client of ours. She had a great sense of humour and was extremely knowledgeable in politics. We will miss her - Posted by: Frank and Gisele Vinci (Good friends) on: Sep 17, 2020

  • What a lovely person! She will be deeply missed. Our deepest condolences for your loss. Sincerely, Tom and Bev Paulley - Posted by: Tom Paulley (Friend) on: Sep 16, 2020

  • Our deepest sympathy to your family Phil, Lori, Rachel. - Posted by: Cook Family (Friend) on: Sep 16, 2020

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