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NELLIE (VAL) IRENE MALLEN (VALKIAINEN)

Born: Apr 17, 1934

Date of Passing: May 12, 2022

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NELLIE (VAL) IRENE MALLEN
(nee VALKIAINEN)

April 17, 1934 - May 12, 2022


Peacefully at the St. Boniface Hospital, our beloved Mom/Grannie passed away in her sleep in the early morning hours of May 12, 2022. She was truly the center of our family and each of us loved her dearly with all our hearts.
Val leaves to mourn her four children, Corinne (Jim), Trent (Tarina), Leslie (Ron) and Linda along with grandchildren, Aaron, Marshall, Jenna, Alyssa and Tessa and great-grandchildren, Lillian, Logan and Leevi. She is also survived by sisters, Eila, Helen and Sheila and numerous nieces and nephews. Val was predeceased by her parents and her husband Richard (2006).
Our Mom's super power was her interest in absolutely everyone she met and her wonderful sense of humour about herself. She was a fashionista extraordinaire and loved socializing with young and old.
Mom's life gave us many gifts: a quiet acceptance of life's journeys, unshakeable faith in humankind, sisu, a sense of humour and above all the love and value of friends and family.
You were a good Mom.
Flowers gratefully declined, donations to Harvest Manitoba would be appreciated.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, June 17 between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on the 17th floor, 135 Niakwa Road (Appleton Estates Apartments). Please join us to celebrate our wonderful Mom's life, stay for a light lunch and please dress up in her honour!

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 21, 2022

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Val was a great friend. In her loss a great person will be missed. May her soul Rest In Peace. My sincere condolences for her great family - Posted by: Lamia Atallah (Friend) on: May 28, 2022

  • Alain and I both feel so privileged to have met Grannie on a number of occasions through Jenna and Leslie. She was engaging and funny from the second we were introduced. It was easy to see that she loved and was interested in people of every age. It was also clear to see how much her family adored her and she them. Our sincere condolences go out to her entire family and her many friends. You were so fortunate to have had her in your life. We know you will love her and miss her well! Margaret & Alain - Posted by: Margaret Neufeld (Family friend) on: May 23, 2022

  • Dear sweet funny Val ❤️ She was my very first friend in America Outdoors 1992, Introducing herself and it was love at first sight! I just loved the way she would dress adding class to every event! A fabulous cook , generous, a wonderful listener. We partnered on organizing dances and many other social events. Those who knew her know how much fun this was! We spoke just the day before she passed it was great as we chatted about the old days…loved her to bits she will be a great lost to her family and friends. Goodbye sweet Val ❤️ - Posted by: Diane Ryan (America Outdoors Friend) on: May 21, 2022

  • Dear sweet funny Val ❤️ She was my very first friend in America Outdoors 1992, Introducing herself and it was love at first sight! I just loved the way she would dress adding class to every event! A fabulous cook , generous, a wonderful listener. We partnered on organizing dances and many other social events. Those who knew her know how much fun this was! We spoke just the day before she passed it was great as we chatted about the old days…loved her to bits she will be a great loss to her family and friends. Goodbye sweet Val ❤️ - Posted by: Diane Ryan (America Outdoors Friend) on: May 21, 2022

  • It was a pleasure having Val as a member contributing what she could to the Club and participating in various activities. She will be missed by many members. My heartfelt condolences to all lives she touched. May the wonderful memories of Val console your grief. - Posted by: Janet Carr (Appleton Estates Seniors Club President ) on: May 21, 2022

  • Sending you love and support, Alyssa, as you miss your sweet Grannie. Wishing you many happy memories to comfort you, now and always. Let’s play cribbage next time we are together, in her honour. Love and a hug to you. - Posted by: Sandy Masniuk (Cousin to Alyssa) on: May 21, 2022

  • To the family of Val Mallen, I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a very kind lady. She had called me that she's coming over and I told her no, no I'll come it's too far but she insisted. We had a good visit, we had a drink together and she spoke fondly of her family. May she RIP. - Posted by: Loreen Kenyon (Friend ) on: May 21, 2022

  • Thanks Val, for all the fun times we had watching Curling, when I was in town! You always kept us laughing and having a great time! You truly had a great life and we all loved you so much! - Posted by: Michelle Robinson (Friend) on: May 21, 2022

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