Valentina Margaret (Val) Munroe passed away at Polson Extended Care, Vernon on Monday, February 8, 2016, at the age of 74 years. There will be no formal funeral service by Val’s own request but a Celebration of Life will be held in Val’s memory later this year.
Val was born in Rzeszow, Poland, on February 20, 1941. She moved to Holland during the war, then immigrated to Canada with a short stay in Hudson’s Bay Junction, soon thereafter moving to Revelstoke in 1949. She was involved with Beta Sigma Phi and volunteered at Queen Victoria Hospital, helping Kathleen Kobelka. Val was also an avid supporter of Richard while he was involved with the Selkirk Hockey Association. She was a member of the Revelstoke Art Group and did beautiful china paintings and lace draping with Doris Pryhitko. Val was active when her children were in sports and volunteered her time with the Figure Skating Club. She loved cross country skiing at the Golf Course, camping and hunting with her husband and was an avid fisherwoman. Val will be well remembered for owning Classic Touch Jewellery, she loved working in the store and being around people.
Val was predeceased by her mother in 1975 and her three faithful companions – her dogs Bailey, Cody and Mitzi. She is survived by her devoted husband of 54 years Richard; two children: Tanya (Mark) Camara of Calgary and Don Munroe (Tanya Kemprud) of Revelstoke, and grandchildren Berkley and Cameron Camara and Henrik and Sawyer Munroe.
Messages of sympathy may be sent to Val’s family by viewing her obituary at: www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.