Valerie Janet McMurray

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Valerie Janet McMurray

March 28, 1950 ~ March 21, 2010

Valerie Janet McMurray passed away after a short battle with cancer on March 21, 2010 in Creston, BC at the age of 59 years.

Valerie was born in Dawson Creek, BC on March 28, 1950. She was educated at BCIT and employed as a lab technician in the early 1970’s. She was a home maker by choice through the 1980’s and 1990’s.

Valerie married Dan McMurray in Port McNeil, BC in 1999 and moved to Wynndel in 2002. She was a member of the Creston Garden Club. She was also an avid gardener and seed saver; traded/shared seeds in 23 countries, spreading seeds and the “pay it forward” attitude wherever she could. She was loud with life, her toothless grin, gleaming eye, and unpretentious all-accepting attitude made her many friends.

Valerie was predeceased by her first husband James Brown and her daughter Heather Brown.

She will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her sons William and Andrew Brown of Manning, AB, daughter Adrieanne of Slave Lake, AB, sisters Sally Howard of Wanham, AB and Francis Turner of Dawson Creek, BC, father Norman Denson of Dawson Creek, BC, and her husband Dan McMurray of Wynndel, BC.

There will be a celebration of her life in August, 2011 in the garden she was devoted to in Wynndel.

Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the charity of their choice.


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