Valerie Rance

Valerie Rance

March 10th, 1944 December 9th, 2019

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Obituary for Valerie Anna Rance (May)

Valerie Anna Rance of Medicine Hat, passed away peacefully, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, on Monday, December 9th, 2019, in the company of loved ones at the age of 75 years. Valerie leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Sheri Lee (Mitch) Stovka of Medicine Hat and Terry Lynne Johnston of Gibson, B.C.; grandchildren, Breeanna, Katie, Lowen, Landin and T.J.; brother, Raymond (Mary Lynn) May; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Soloman and Kathrine May; sister, Marlene Davidson; and son-in-law, Lance Johnston. Valerie lived her life with joy and determination. She was the co-owner of B & V Oil and Gas Service Limited for 30 years. Valerie was a strong and energetic woman with a great sense of humour. Her family came first, and she was caring and supporting of their dreams and ambitions. She relished the time spent with them travelling to places like the Cook Islands, Mayan Riviera, Hawaii, and Ixtapa. She had many dear friends who meant the world to her. Her favourite past times include cherished visits with dear friends in the comfort of her home, coffee time with the girls at Tim Hortons and movie outings with friends. She was a dedicated Medicine Hat Tigers fan during hockey season and during the summer, she could be seen at the Medicine Hat Speedway cheering on her son-in-law, Mitch. She shared a very special bond with her two granddaughters, Breeanna and Katie. She cherished every single moment that she shared with them and was always a beloved best friend to them. Her loyal dog, Buddy was without a doubt a constant comfort and companion that she whole-heartedly adored. Valerie’s memory will forever be cherished by all those who knew and loved her. A Private Family Time of Remembrance will take place at a later date. Memorial gifts in Valerie's memory may be made to the Arthritis Society, 393 University Avenue, Suite 1700, Toronto, ON M5G 1E6. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Valerie Rance.

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    Saamis Prairie View Cemetery
    5160 Gershaw Drive SW
    Medicine Hat, Alberta
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    Private interment
A private family graveside service will take place at a later date

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Anita Cameron

O Sheri-Lee.... I just saw your Mom's obituary. I'm SOOO sorry for all your heart aches. "Ma" was always such a spitfire and a no nonsense lady, and never minced her words !! And, She loved hard. I loved her "German chocolate " cake .. I never knew such goodness existed!!! May her memories and strength help guide you all through the difficult days ahead. RIP MA.
Comment | Posted at 08:33pm via Condolence

Sheri Stovka

Thank you Anita! I know you unfortunately know how this feels. Your kind words of support and thoughtfulness are so appreciated!
Posted at 01:10am

Corinne Schneider

I was so saddened to hear of your mom’s passing, and wish to convey my deepest sympathies to all of you 💕🦋 Val was a beautiful soul, always happy to see me throughout the years I had the pleasure of knowing her. I remember her magnificent naniamo bars that she would bring camping when I was little and still make her recipe to this day. Rest In Peace Val 🦋

Corinne Schneider (Nipper)
Comment | Posted at 01:44am via Condolence

Sheri Stovka

Thank you so much! Your condolences brought a smile to my face! She would always tell me I ran into Nipper and was always so happy about seeing you again! Feel free to email me at it would be nice to talk to you!
Posted at 05:03pm

Betty Ann Pelchat

Dear family of Valerie: So sorry for your loss. I knew Val a very long time ago. We grew up as young girls and young women. I haven't been to Medicine hat in sometime, so haven't been in touch for a few years.
Bless you all. She was a very caring lady.
Comment | Posted at 11:10am via Condolence

Sheri Stovka

Thank you so much for your kindness! We are all missing her so much! She was an amazing woman strong and loving! It is nice to hear from those who knew her throughout her life! Wishing you all the best in the New Year💕 Sheri Stovka- daughter
Posted at 03:06pm

Diane Duncan

So sorry to the family of
Val she was a powerhouse of a women and will be missed by many.Love to you all.OX
Comment | Posted at 05:56pm via Condolence

Sheri Stovka

Thank you so much Diane! Yes she was(: Your visits meant the world to her! Thank you so much for that! Wish I would've seen you there> Keep in touch. Love you xo
Posted at 07:33pm

Cindy Bengtson

So sorry for your loss. Big hugs for you all
Comment | Posted at 02:05pm via Condolence

Sheri Stovka

Thank you Cindy! This means a lot to my family! She was our rock and main support! Your kind thoughts ate appreciated more than you know💓
Posted at 03:11pm

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