Valerie Marie Dwyer

September 22, 1963 to December 31, 2020

Obituary

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To know her was to love her.

The family of Valerie are devastated at the tragic loss on December 31, 2020, after a courageous battle with mental illness. Predeceased by her parents Mary and Gerald Dwyer and her babies, John Carlos and Charlee Valerie Maloney.

Valerie was born in Gander, NL in September of 1963, and grew up in a family of ten siblings. She and Charlie met and made a life together, eventually moving to St. John’s where she worked for twenty years as a Telecommunications Operator with the RCMP.

Valerie, despite her pain, wasn’t her illness. She was a friend to many.  She showered her friends and family with love and thoughtfulness, and was there for everyone.

Her witty sense of humour made her a fun loving companion. If someone was in need they wouldn’t have to ask; she was there. Her first instinct was to be kind, it came naturally to her. Those of us who were loved by her were fortunate; her love was abundant.

Leaving to mourn her loving husband of 34 years, Charlie Maloney. He was with her every step of her struggle along with her beloved dog, Roxie,

Her siblings and spouses, Wayne and Joan Dwyer, Don and Ann Dwyer, Queen and Dave Blundon, Eileen and John Walsh, Jim and Loretta Dwyer, David and Marilyn Dwyer, Pat Dwyer, Mary and Sam Parsons, Maureen and Barry Clout, Ness and Dave Skinner.

Her in-laws Ellen (Nellie) Maloney, Don and Dorothy Maloney, Dave and Leeann Maloney, Rhonda and Scott Davidge.

Valerie had a very special relationship with her many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews, who will deeply miss her.  Everyone of her nieces and nephews will say that she loved them like her own, and they all had a special relationship with her.

Valerie had deep, meaningful and long relationships with her many friends and colleagues. Their support along the way has to be acknowledged; the outpouring of love helped her more than you can imagine. Thank you, you know who you are.

Donations may be made to The Trevor O’Keefe Legacy Fund. email: slaintementalhealthtok@gmail.com. Flowers happily accepted.

Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, from 2pm – 5pm and 7pm – 9pm. Funeral service will be held from The Carnell Memorial Chapel on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 11am.  Due to Covid Restrictions seating is limited, please reply to the e-mail below if you would like to attend the service. roxy31233@gmail.com.

 

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My sincerest condolences to Valerie’s friends and loved ones. As a former telecoms operator of nearly 20 years, I understand some of the challenges Valerie faced. I pray she is at peace now.

My sincere condolences to the Dwyer family for your loss. Maureen, I remember when you, Val and I played softball together and how much fun we had all those years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

I’m very sorry for your loss. I’ve been fortunate enough over the years to hear about how good of a person Valerie was.

Chris Ivany
Salmon Arm, BC

So sad to hear about Valerie’s passing. I worked with Valerie for 10 years. She was a great friend and co-worker and will be missed by all who knew her. My condolences go out to her family and friends.

Rest in Peace Valerie.

Mental health can be such a hard battle to fight. I didn’t know Valerie, but I work in the same field. We face real challenges in our unique role. Despite her trials, it sounds like Valerie was a joyful person, a generous spirit, and obviously loved and cared for by many.
Your family is in my prayers.

My deepest condolences to Valerie’s loved ones, colleagues & friends. Thank you Valerie for all those you helped during their times of need.
Andrew W
RCMP National Radio Services Ottawa

I would to pass on my sincere condolences to the family of Valerie during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I worked with Valerie in the OCC.

Jim Doyle

Deepest sympathy and love to the family. Always remember the person not the disease and cherish the good memories.
Cindy Osip
RCMP Victim Services. Quesnel, BC

My deepest condolences to the family and friends.

My deepest condolences to Valerie’s family and friends. May she rest in peace.

My deepest condolences to Valerie’s family and friends and colleagues. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all suffering her loss. I never had the privilege of knowing her, however, I can only imagine everything she must have gone through with her job. The job she had for such a long time was not an easy one. Throughout all those years of service things just pile up and became to much for her to handle.
It sounds like Valerie was an amazing person with a big heart, and just gave to much of her herself away to help others that she didn’t keep enough of herself to help her fight her battle with the disease.
As someone living with this disease myself I can assure you that she did what she though was right for her and everyone around her; which is why I ask you not remember her for giving up at the game of life, but remember her warm heart that made her such an amazing person.

Sincere and heartfelt condolences.
You are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.

My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Praying that you will find peace in these difficult times.

Debbie Willett
J Division NE District

Thank you for your service. To the family thank you for sharing Valerie with the Canadian people.

I am sorry to hear your loss. my pryer and thoughts are with family and friends.

by Nathalie

Please accept my sincere condolences. May your family find peace in this difficult time.

Please accept my sincere condolences on behalf of everyone at the Leduc RCMP. Valerie, your family and friends will all be in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

Deepest condolences to all in Valerie’s family and circle of friends. Thank you Valerie for your profound service. Peace to all.
Chaplain Patrick Tracy, Burnaby Detachment

Sorry to hear of your loss, prayer and thoughts are with the family, co-workers and friends.

From a fellow Detachment Service Assistant

Deepest Condolence to you all. May her great memory remain evergreen in your hearts.

My sincere condolences. Valerie’s tremendous kindness and support provided guidance to many as we toiled away providing the public’s service. Heartfelt strength and prayers to you at this time.

My sincere condolences to the loved ones of Valerie. I wish Valerie peacefulness and love.

-Angela
RCMP Edmonton

My condolence to the family of Valerie.

Charlie, so sorry to hear of your sudden loss. My condolences to you and your families.

Charlie, the Dwyer and Malloney family.
May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences. In God’s album kept by angels in their massive leaves of gold, her name will be found recorded. when their volumes they unfold.
With Sympathy,
Rhonda and Chad.
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Grief can be so hard, but your memories will help you cope. Thinking about you all at this sad time. May your memories of Val and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.
Connie & Tony Dwyer

Charlie, the Dwyer and Maloney families.
So very sorry for your loss, May god give you all strength in the days ahead.. Our thoughts prayers and prayers are with you.

This has been a tough week, to say the least. Our hearts are broken as we grieve for our Valerie, who is pure gold in our family, and many others for sure. We will cherish the quality time we had with her over many decades, and find relief in her peace.

Charlie, we know you love Val with all your heart and that you have been a true life partner with Val. You have been strong and steadfast through some difficult times, and were there to laugh and enjoy many fabulous moments.

Now cracks a noble heart. Good night sweet princess; may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.

Sincere condolences to Charlie,the Dwyer and Maloney families. Val was a beautiful soul to all who were fortunate to meet her. She will be cherished and remembered fondly by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

During my time at Headquarters I often dropped by the OCC to say hello. Val was always the quiet, consummate professional dedicated to her support of the members on the road and the public we served. My sincerest condolences to Charlie and the entire family..

Charlie and the Dwyer Family. Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Val. Our hearts are broken for you. Please accept our condolences as you go through this hard time. Virtual hugs.

So sorry to hear of your great loss Charlie, cherish the many memories. Condolences to you and your family.

Charlie. Sorry for you loss. Although I never got to know Val, I remember you speaking of her often with love. Thinking of you at this very sad time.

Charlie, we are thinking of you and your family. Val was a beautiful friend to all that new her. She will be forever in my heart as a cherished friend. I feel privileged to have known her for as long as I did. Even though I could not be there to support you in person today just know you were in mine and Glenn’s thoughts and prayers. Our sincere condolences to your family and the Dwyer family.

Charlie and Maloney and Dwyer family, our thoughts are with you during this sad time. Take comfort from family and friends and cherish the memories of Val. May she rest in peace
Aunt Mary and Paul Hunter

To Charlie, and the Dwyer and Maloney families. Thinking about you all at this time. We are so sorry for your loss. Val was a special person, loved and cherished by all that knew here. Rest In Peace Val
Craig and Cynthia Lush

To Charlie and the Dwyer and Maloney Families: our hearts are with you. We are so so sorry for your loss. She will always be remembered.
Rest in Peace beautiful Val.
Jim and Julie Davidson

Heartfelt condolences from Lindsay and I, and sending hope that your memories of Val and closeness of your families will ease your sorrow at this time.

To Charlie and entire Dwyer and Maloney families… my thoughts are with you all at this heartbreaking time 💔 Valerie was my mentor and friend. I will miss her very much. It was a beautiful service. Her memory will live on through so many people. It’s impossible to know how much help she provided others… but you can guarantee she positively impacted more than most. Val truly was a brilliant light💛

.I send my love to Charlie and family and to Queen and her family.
Val, a beautiful lady, always loved and will always be remembered.
Rest In Peace my friend.
Carol

We are very sorry for your loss and thinking of you at this difficult time .
Bob and Judy Puddester

So very sorry for your loss. She was always a friendly face and so kind to all. Thoughts and prayers for all of you at this truly difficult time. Rest in peace, Val. You are with the angels now.

Lila and I were absolutely shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Val’s passing. She was a very special friend to so many, including Lila and I. To Charlie and Val’s amazing Family, we extend our deepest condolences for your loss. May your many wonderful memories of Val sustain you during this difficult time and beyond.

My heartfelt condolences to all the Dwyer and Maloney families .

Scott and Rhonda and Family, so sorry to hear of this sad loss in all of your lives. A beautiful tribute to her in the obituary, for those of us who did not know her.
Rest well

To Charlie, the Maloney and Dwyer families. We were so sad to hear of Val’s passing. She was such a nice lady and we always enjoyed her company. Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time.
Darlene and Lorne Goulding

We are deeply saddened by your loss, Val was a wonderful person and we were privileged to have known her. Charlie and all the family,, we send our sincere condolences . There are no words. Rest In Peace . Always loved always remembered.

Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Our sincere condolences.

Our deepest condolences to you Charlie, your family and to the Dwyer family. Val was such a lovely person, always smiling. Ron remembers her from the RCMP at headquarters and always spoke highly of her. Every time I met Val over the years, she always was kind and caring, with a gentle smile, which is how I will always remember her.

Charlie , our deepest sympathies to you on the loss of your dear wife. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Bless you.

Charlie, I am truly saddened on the passing of your lovely wife Valerie. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you as you journey through this very difficult time of pain and sadness, tying to work your way through the loss of your lovely wife. Cherish the many wonderful memories you shared together and find comfort in them. Valerie will be missed dearly by all who knew her. I ask you to be mindful of the words of St. Augustine, “Love does not disappear when we lose a loved one, but only retires to another room in our hearts.” Valerie will always be lovingly remembered in our hearts.

To the Maloney and Dwyer Families, Thinking of you all this week in your sad loss. I worked with Val for a number of years at Gander RCMP and she was always her same sweet sunny self, a pleasure to be around. Cherish the memories of your big family, .there must be many. I pray for your strength and comfort. . Val has earned her rest. God bless you all.

Thinking of you all during this most sad difficult time. May you all hold the precious memories of Valerie near and dear to your hearts . May the tears and hurt ease with time
. Sending love and prayers for peace … Aunt Annie’s daughter Eileen

My deepest condolences to all family and friends. Rest in Peace Val.

I am so sorry for the news of Val’s untimely passing. To Charlie and the Dwyer family my sincere sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

My sincere condolences to the Dwyer and Maloney families. I went to school with Val in Gander. Val was always such a kind, non-judgemental person and was always nice to everyone. She will be greatly missed by everyone that had the to pleasure to meet her.

Ness, the Dwyer and Maloney families,
On behalf of myself and the Smeaton family, please accept our sincere condolences for your incredible loss.
Val was indeed a beautiful and genuine soul, so sweet to everyone in her company. It’s been quite some time since our paths last crossed but I still remember her brilliant smile and gentle manner.
Ness I always admired the incredible relationship yourself and Val had, so close and very caring with each other. What lovely memories you’ll always have, I hope they’ll help to ease your pain.
God bless all of you as you draw on each other’s strength to help you through this very difficult time.
Thelma Puddester (Smeaton)

Charlie. Really sorry for your loss – thinking of you. Rowena Williams.

Charlie, I have no words to express the profound sadness after hearing about Valerie’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. ❤️

Jim & Loretta
Our love & prayers are with you and your family. Take comfort in the many memories you have and celebrate her life.. She will live on in your hearts forever❣️🙏
Ann & Howard Barrett

My condolences to all Val’s family and friends…. of which I know she has many… May you find peace in good memories, comfort from her smile and learn from her life.

Oh Val, I will miss you forever! I never met Charlie, but my goodness, you beamed when I saw you a few years after trade school and you told me about him. Charlie, thank you for loving her! She sure was special and I’m glad she had you to love all these years. My heart goes out to you and to her family.

Fly with the Angels, my Dear Friend Valerie! xo

I am heart broken to hear about Val’s passing. My condolences to the Dwyer and Maloney families.

To Charlie, the Maloney and Dwyer families,
I am so very sorry for the loss of your precious Val. Our world has lost a beautiful soul who touched the hearts and enriched the lives of everyone she met . Words are inadequate to describe what was the essence of Val. She was always so sweet, witty, lively and fun. We could all learn from the love and kindness that Val sprinkled wherever she roamed. She was such a kind, loving and caring soul who had the incredible ability to make everyone feel so special . How blessed were you that she was yours. Though it may not seem possible now, in time, your loving memories will comfort you. A new light now shines a little brighter in the heavens. Wishing you all the peace, love and memories a heart can hold.

To the Dwyer and Maloney families , We are so sorry to hear of the devastating loss of your beautiful Val. You will be comforted by the family and friends who will surround you with love. She obviously was a shining light both at work and with her family. She will be missed forever by so many people who loved her so dearly. Joan Maloney and Denis Fitzpatrick, Moncton, New Brunswick

I was working in Grand Falls when Val began her career with the RCMP in Gander, of course we talked on the radio and phone for quite a while before we actually met. And knowing her certainly enriched my life. We always knew that wherever we were, Val had our backs. She was one of the best at OCC. It was always so nice to hear her cheerful, confident voice over the airwaves – professional always but knowing that before the day or night was over we were probably going to have a chat and a laugh on the phone.
Valerie was a delight, and I feel among the fortunate who knew her. God bless you all, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

To the entire Dwyer family: Our very deepest condolences on the passing of a beautiful woman. Many hearts are broken with the loss of Val. May you find much comfort and strength in the many wonderful and cherished memories you hold deep in your hearts. I remember fondly the great memories of visiting your family as a young girl and then later stopping by to see your mom, Aunt Mary, as I drove by Gander each summer. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all. Josephine and Lance Appleby

Charlie,Ness and Dave so sorry to hear this news of Val , keeping you in our thoughts and prayers . May you find comfort in the days ahead . Greg and Bonnie

To all of Val’s family, Judy and I send our condolences on her untimely passing. May you take some comfort in knowing that you are obviously in the thoughts of many, many people.
RIP Val.

Bob & Judy Kelly

Charlie and Val’s families, we cannot fathom the pain and grief you must be feeling right now. But you must also realize that Val’s pain is over, a pain that was not evident to a lot of people who knew her. The world was a better place because Val was a part of it. The love and condolences that people have expressed towards her are a testament to how she has affected people. who knew her. May she rest in peace.

Charlie, the Dwyer and Maloney families, my heartfelt sympathy to you on the passing of Valerie. She was a beautiful person inside and out. I’ll never forget her contagious smile and our last conversation/hug awhile back. She has earned her Angel wings now and I hope that she has found peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and I hope the love and support of family and friends will comfort you all at this sad and difficult time. Rest in Peace dear Valerie.

Charlie,
I was so sorry to hear of Val’s passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. I pray that all the wonderful memories you and Val made throughout the years are of some comfort to you. Wishing you all the best.
Jeannette and Sid Mercer

In the arms of the angels, may Valerie find comfort there.
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Christina

Charlie and family,
I’m so sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. My sincere condolences to you and your family. My prayers are thoughts are with you all. God bless and take care.

Sincerely Davonne

I am so sorry for your loss.

To the Maloney and Dwyer Families.
So saddened to hear of Val’s passing.. Sending our sincere condolences. May all your special memories of Val help you through this difficult time. Rest In Peace Val.

Joan and Pat Slaney

Val was a beautiful soul that I first got to meet in Gander in 1994 when I started working with the RCMP. She was one of the first people I met and she welcomed me with open arms. She was the kind of person that made me feel like I knew her all my life. She was genuine, kind, caring and considerate. Her smile was contagious. She was beautiful on the outside and so, so beautiful on the inside too. I am saddened over her passing. I choose to remember her as the last time I saw her – her face lit up with her beautiful smile as we chatted about the good old days of many years ago. Rest In Peace, Val and thank you for your service.

Charlie, the Maloney family and the Dwyer family, please accept our heartfelt Condolences. We are deeply saddened by Vals passing and hope and pray the compassionate, caring outpouring of Love and support will help you all in the difficult times ahead. RIP Beautiful Val.

To Charlie and the Dwyer and Maloney families:
So saddened to hear of Val’s passing, my sincere condolences. Val was such a wonderful person, kind considerate, compassionate with such a great sense of humour, she was a good friend. Val will always have a special place in my heart. Val, Rest In Peace, you will be sorely missed.

My sincere condolences to Val’s family. I was one of many RCMP members that Val watched over while we were working. She was our ‘back-up’ and was there for us relentlessly, making sure she did everything she could for us. I’ve worked with several fine OCC members but Val was always on top. Many of us knew that when we signed on and heard her voice, she had us covered! Her loss is heaven’s gain, and her family and friends will ALWAYS have great memories. Best wishes.

Charlie,
It’s been a while since I talked to you and I sincerely wish I was writing something rather than a condolence. My sincere condolences on the passing of your wife. I never met her other then through the number and content of the condolences on here but it testifies as to how great a person she was and how much she meant to people. I pray Gods peace on you and yours at this time..

Sincere sympathy to Charlie and the Maloney and Dwyer families.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

To the Dwyer family, Charlie and Roxie.
We are all saddened by the news of Val’s passing. Although we are not in Newfoundland, please know that our hearts and thoughts are with all of you. Hold close to your friends, family and Roxie as you will all need each other. The loss reaches far beyond what one can imagine, however knowing that there are many in heaven to be with her now may find you some comfort in time.
Love to you all
Joan Granter and family

Condolences to the Maloney and Dwyer families.

My sincere condolences to all of Val’s family. So sorry for your loss.

Charlie, there are no words, but there is much love surrounding you. We are heartbroken and devastated , wishing we were still next door to help you in the days ahead.

To the Maloney and Dwyer families

Please accept my sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.
Dorothy Ryan Woodd

So sorry to learn of this sad news. My condolences to Charlie and the Dwyer family.

Charlie, we want to send our sincere condolences to you and your family. So saddened and shocked to hear of Val’s passing. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Charlie, we are so sorry to learn of Valeries passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and her family at this time. Hold on to your precious memories to help you through the difficult days ahead.

Charlie,
We were shocked and saddened to hear of Val’s passing. She was so kind and friendly. We always felt lucky to have you as our neighbours and we couldn’t have asked for better. Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time and our thoughts are with you.

Charlie,
Sending you my most sincere condolences. Please know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers. Hold tight the beautiful memories and years you and Val shared, and find comfort with the loved ones surrounding you.
Sincerely,
Tracy Lane

Charlie, the Dwyer and Maloney families,
Judy and I send our condolences on Val’s
passing. Sincerely sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts
and prayers. God Bless you all.
RIP Valerie
Brent & Judy Jenkins

Heartfelt condolences Mary to the Dwyer and Maloney families. May you find some comfort in the prayers, and in friends and family walking with you during this heartbreaking time. HER. WINGS WERE READY
BUT OUR HEARTS WERE NOT

We are so saddened to hear of this tragic loss to all the Dwyer family. Condolences to all..

Kevin and Catherine Kelly

Deepest condolences to Charlie and to the Dwyer family. Rest in peace Val

Sincere condolences to Valeries’s entire family and relatives, including her RCMP family. Such a terrible tragedy. I did not know Valerie as I retired before she started her career. with the Force as a Civilian Member. Valerie was working in the very stressful, important and demanding role of Communication Operator assisting members of the general public and especially the RCMP Officers attending crime scenes.
The dedication and leadership demonstrated by Communication Operators is of uppermost importance to the police responders and victims of crime.
Communication Centre Operators attention to detail, follow up and their leadership during very difficult situations ultimately could and has over the years played major roles calming very dangerous and life threatening situations. God Speed Valarie and may you Rest In Peace.

Our most sincere condolences to Charlie and the entire Maloney and Dwyer family. Words cannot describe the profound loss you must all be feeling at this time . Val was always a pleasure to work with. She was a very kind and thoughtful person and could always be counted on to make you laugh every time you worked shift with her. Her dedication to her work and her love for her family was always 110 %. RIP Val . We will never forget you kind and gentle heart…..Ted and Susan Bradbury , Stratford PEI.

by Ted Bradbury

To the Dwyer and Maloney families
So very sorry for your loss. Valerie was an extraordinary woman and the outpouring of love shows just how many lives she touched. Hold tight to the memories.

Patti Tabor

It is with heavy hearts that we pass along our deepest sympathies to you, Charlie and the Maloney family as well as the extended Dwyer families. As we read the beautiful comments that Valeries many family and friends have shared, we can only add , “They say it all”. A beautiful person with a generous heart.

So so sorry. I arrived in Gander Jan 1973 as an RCMP. Bonnie and I were friends of the Dwyer family. We were close to Dave and Queen. I later worked many years with Val in St.John’s. Val was the greatest I ever knew or worked with. R.I.P

Terry Scott

Our most sincere condolences to all of the Dwyer and Maloney families. As a retired RCMP member I can attest to the immeasurable value of the calm, reassuring voice of an OCC specialist when you’re on the road alone at night in precarious circumstances. Val was clearly one of the best and her service did not go unnoticed. I am drawn to the words of Newfoundland icon Ron Hynes and his tribute song GODSPEED, which he wrote after the untimely passing of Gene MacLellan from PEI many years ago.

We wish you all strength and comfort, and Val Godspeed. May she Rest In Peace and may your wonderful memories of her be a true blessing.

So sorry for your loss and that big hole left in all your hearts now. Cherish all those wonderful times spent with your beautiful sister.

Charlie,
Words seem just so inadequate at this time but know you and your family are in our thoughts. Our most sincere condolences.

Doug and Marilynne

My deepest condolences to all Val’s family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

To the Maloney & Dwyer families:

My sincere condolences on the loss of Val. Thinking of you all during this time.

Dear Charlie, Dwyer and Maloney families ,
My sincere sympathy to you all on your tremendous loss of Val . Words cannot adequately express my thoughts .
Val has left a beautiful legacy to all who knew and loved her ,
I am thinking of you all in your time of grief .
With heartfelt condolences ,
Gail Courtney ( RCMP ret’d )

Hello Val, I truly mourn your loss. I was privileged knowing you. TO: Charlie, beloved dog Roxie, The Dwyer and Maloney Families & Friends, I truly understand your loss, pain and suffering. May every sunrise bring you promise and every dusk bring you peace. With Love and Respect, please accept my sincere condolences. Rest in Peace Lovely Lady.

So sorry for your loss my sincere condolences, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at such a sad time.

Charlie and families,
Ten years as neighbours to our daughter, and we couldn’t have asked for better. Val was always so kind . We send our deepest condolences to you all.
Glenda and Dan Pike

My deepest sympathy to all Val’s family. I had the privilege of working in the next office to the OCC in Gander which enabled close contact with all the operators on a daily basis. Val was always so pleasant and very obliging and always had a smile for me. I shall try to remember her with that beautiful smile rather than sadness. May you take comfort in one another and all your treasured memories. Rest in peace my friend.

We wish to extend our deepest condolences to you, Val’s family, sisters and brothers and your families. Such a tragic loss to the many lives she touched. Our thought and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. God bless you all. May Valerie Rest In Peace.
From Peter & Patsy (Cochrane) Walsh

My deepest condolences to all of you!! Val was my trainer when I first got hired in the OCC, 5 years ago. She was very patient with this old guy! She certainly knew her job and excelled at teaching and helping others. You are all in my thoughts and prayers…..

Loran & April Gavel

Wayne, Don, Queen and the Dwyer Family our deepest condolences to all of you on the loss of a wonderful sister.
Though we did not know Valerie, the thoughts expressed by you, and those that knew her, reveal her to be a very loving and thoughtful person.
Your memories of her will help you all get through this difficult time.
Reg & Doreen (Aylward) Bowering

Charlie the Maloney and Dwyer families. I am so saddened by the sudden passing of Val. My heart goes out to you and your families during this very difficult time.
We will all miss Val she touched so many of our lives with her kindness and understanding. She truly was a beautiful soul.

Hi Mary, on behalf of our Fox Family we want to extend our sincere condolences to all the Dwyer Family on the sudden passing of Valerie.
I have to say I haven’t seen Val in a long time & when you’re kids 5 year age difference means a lot… but as soon as I saw the first post on Facebook Saturday I knew exactly who she was.
I was more familiar with your older siblings, Don & Ann,Queen & Dave,Eileen ,Jim & Loretta, Dave & Pat. Some of the spouses I don’t know.
My parents no longer live on Read St. they have moved to the Seniors Cottages in town. When I told them they were so saddened to hear the news. My mom remembers the many times she would have coffee in the mornings or afternoon at Jose Tiller who lived across the street from your parents, your mom would often join them along with Mary Butler & Shirley Hoffe.
We have lots of memories growing up on Read St. in a much simpler time, neighbours looking after neighbours & kids looking after kids.
My brother remembers a time when Val secretly placed a Tim Hortons Mug in his car, but he knew it was her!! My mother still has the mug & she even brought it out yesterday when we were FaceTiming him from California as he was recalling the story.
As a Nurse for 40 years I have seen my share of patients over the years with mental health illness. My family as many others has also share the pain of a loved one being in such pain & anguish that the only way forward for them is to end this pain themselves.
Mary , you have a strong loving family & I have seen this personally when your Mom would come for her appointments. She was always supported by one of the girls.She was always so proud of her family.
I’m thinking that Val is in the arms of your Mom & Dad & they are resting easy together.
Take care of yourself & I pray you will get strength in the days ahead.
I just wanted to share this poem that I heard a t a friends funeral.

The Dash Poem (By Linda Ellis)

I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend
He referred to the dates on the tombstone
From the beginning…to the end

He noted that first came the date of birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years

For that dash represents all the time
That they spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved them
Know what that little line is worth

For it matters not, how much we own,
The cars…the house…the cash.
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.

So, think about this long and hard.
Are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left
That can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
To consider what’s true and real
And always try to understand
The way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger
And show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives
Like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect
And more often wear a smile,
Remembering this special dash
Might only last a little while

So, when your eulogy is being read
With your life’s actions to rehash…
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent YOUR dash?
Came across this poem in a poetry box

By: Linda Ellis

We wanted to send our sincere condolences to Charlie, Nellie, the Maloney and Dwyer families. We have known all the Maloney family for many years. We never knew Valerie. The words expressed in the various condolences indicated that she was a very special individual to many. Please cherish all your wonderful memories and know that she is watching over you all. Please know that you are all in our thoughts at this very difficult time.

Charlie,

So sorry to hear the sad news of your wife’s passing. Lean on your family and friends to help get you through the next few days. Take comfort in all the beautiful memories you and your wife made throughout the years. Praying for you and your family.

Charlie & Val’s siblings & family. Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with all of you during the loss of your beloved Val. We remember & cherish her beautiful smile & her kindness to so many..
Pierre & Biddy OKeefe

Charlie and Family,
I am heartbroken by the sudden passing of Val. Val was a wonderful, caring, fun loving, beautiful friend. We had so much fun and so many laughs. As time passes quickly we lost touch but she always had a special place in my heart. Let all the wonderful memories, expressions of love and prayers help you through this difficult time.
My deepest sympathy to you Charlie, Ness and all Val’s family💞

We were so sadden to hear of your loss.. Hold on to all the great memories you all shared. Know that we are thinking about you and sending out prays your way. God bless you all.

Charlie, So sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers, take care.

Scott

Our deepest sympathies go out to you all during this tough time.
John and Heather Court

Charlie, Dwyer and Maloney families, I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Val. Val left an indelible mark on all her family, friends and everyone that had the honor of knowing her. She was such a kind, loving and caring soul. To know her truly was to love her. Time and distance could not diminish the strength of that love. This is a testament to the person she was. Please know we are all grieving with you. Your loss is our loss, your pain is our pain, your tears are our tears. Rest in peace Valerie. We will cherish our memories of you and you will never be forgotten. Thank You for being my friend Val.

My very deepest condolences on your Sister Val’s passing. So very devasting & sad for all the Dwyer Family. Hold your treasured memories close. May the love of family & friends help ease some of the pain & sorrow through the difficult days ahead. Rest In Peace Val

Don and Dorthy: my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. God bless you all.

Marie Puddicombe

Charlie
We are all deeply saddened to hear of your tragic loss. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Hang in there buddy and cherish the memories.

Your Wednesday night hockey group.

I had many 1st with Val, many laughs, so much fun.
So shocked to hear of her passing. Cherish the memories, I know I will.
Rest in peace Val.
Stephanie 💔😭

I don’t know any of you, but I want to say how sorry I am for your loss. This year has been very tough on everyone. and she obviously felt pain. My heart aches for your family. May you know that she is away from her pain now and in a better place. Stay close to each other and care for each other, as I am sure that’s what Valerie would want. Take care.

Sincere Condolences to all the families on their loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Our deepest sympathy to Val’s family. As was put so succinctly in the obituary, Val was not her illness. A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven. On behalf of the O’Rourke family, I would like to say you are all in our thoughts.

Our deepest condolences to Charlie and the Dwyer and Maloney families. May Val’s cherished memory and loving smile remain a vision of light for you all through this very sad time.

Charlie,and Dwyer families, My heart hurts thinking of you without your beloved Val.She will be forever in your hearts . And in time you’ll her her laughter and remember the fondest of memories . Such a sweet soul and lovely person . She was so loved . Hold onto each other and know you’re in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss . R.I.P. Sweet Val. Deepest sympathies from Sue Blundon and family .

You will be missed Valerie. I am sending thoughts and prayers to the family. I recall your pleasant voice guiding my way many nights on shift. God bless you. Rest In Peace.

Deepest condolences to Charlie and to the Dwyer family. Rest in peace Val

CHARLIE ,AS PAUL WOULD CALL YOU ,I WAS SO SAD TO HEAR OF VALERIE,S PASSING HOLD ON TO YOUR MEMORIES THINKING OF YOU AND THE FAMILIES LEFT BEHIND ,IT,S NOT EASY I KNOW

So sorry to hear of this tragic loss. Val was a kind, gentle soul. Truly one of the best. Just sending your family love and strength in the days ahead.

To Charles and Valeries extended Family

I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Valerie this past summer through Karen, we hiked, we laughed, we ate, we drank,, we told stories, we even went clamping., and had a great connection..

I enjoyed every moment I was in her company, always a smile, a laugh. I am very saddened to hear of her passing.
Hold and cherish her memories as I sure will.

RIP my friend.

Bridget

My deepest condolences to Valerie’s husband and family.
I knew Valerie from our childhood years in Gander.
I have many fond memories of spending time with her and her sister Ness.
I hope you can take comfort in your memories and cherish her in your heart always.
May she RIP

Lynn Kelland Swain

Charlie Queen and families.: Val was a beautiful ,caring and vibrant woman.I can’t imagine your sorrow at this time.May the strength of God and your loving memories help you.Tom and Ros Stack

Charlie, saddened to hear of your tragic loss. Try and take comfort in the years of memories that you and Val shared together. These memories will hopefully help get you through this difficult time.

Bruce

Charlie ; Maloney Family , Dwyer family and friends
So sorry to hear about Vals tragic passing . You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time . Hold fast to your memories and hopefully find some comfort that she is at peace now.
Hugs

I’m so very sorry to hear of Val’s passing and her struggles with mental illness. Val was a good friend to me when I first moved to Gander and we worked together at Gander ACC. She was so friendly and full of fun and we had lots of laughs at work and happy hours. Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss.

Deepest condolences from Paul & Annette Lalonde, Callander, Ontario. Praying that Val is at peace with the angels.

To Charlie and the Dwyer family,
So sad to hear of Val’s passing. Val has been a big part of our family especially during our time of need. Val was such a true friend very supportive and understanding always smiling and giggling. I will always remember Val for the wonderful person she was to all of us

Charlie and family,
Our deepest condolences on the tragic passing of your sweet, lovely wife, Valerie. Know that you’re both in our prayers.

Sincere Condolences to all the families on the loss of your loved one. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

To Charlie and extended family, our sincere thoughts are with all of you during this time. May you go forward cherishing the great memories of a wonderful person.

Our deepest condolences, May she Rest In Peace.
God Bless her.

Valerie’s family and friend’s.
Our family were neighbours for years growing up on Reid Street in Gander.
My sincere condolences to each and everyone of you for your enormous loss.
Rest well Val.
A FALLEN LIMB
A limb has fallen from the family tree,
I keep hearing a voice
Grieve not for me.
Remember the best times
The laughter, the song,
The good life
I lived, while I was strong..
Continue my heritage,
I’m counting on you.
Keep smiling and you will see,
The sun shining through.
My mind is at ease,
My soul is at rest,
Remembering all of you,
I truly was blessed.
Continue traditions,
No matter how small,
Go on with your life,
Don’t worry about falls.
I’ll miss you all dearly
So keep up your chin,
Until the day comes,
When we are together again.

RIP God bless ❤️🙏❤️🙏

My deepest condolences to all the family. I was deeply saddened by Val’s passing.

We are so sorry to learn of Vals passing.
We will all miss her. She touched so many of our
lives.
Jim & Betty Davidson
Moncton,NB

The loss of Val feels immeasurable, but so is the love that she left behind.
Tears can heal, memories can comfort, and love lives on forever.

Val helped me in my struggle, never afraid to show how much she cared and worried for me. She told me off a couple of times. I thanked her for being such a wonderful friend, for having the courage, strength and trust in our friendship to not shy away from lettinge know what she thought.

Thank you Valerie for shining your light and sharing your thoughts, pain, advice and love with me.

Charlie and Dwyer families.
I am so sorry to hear of your devastating loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all in the forthcoming days and nights. May she Rip.

Sincere condolences to all the family. Brenda Broderick Moores

To the Dwyer and Maloney Families:
We were shocked and sorry to hear about Val’s passing. She is surely at peace now with no pain or distress. Hold onto the happy memories and they will help ease your pain. Sending condolences to all Val’s family and friends.
Christina and Perry Kieley

To Charlie and Dwyer Family
Our hearts are broken after hearing of Vals tragic passing. The world has lost a beautifull person who touched the hearts of everyone who met her. Treasure your memories
George &Barb Crewe Gander

We cannot imagine your pain. You are all in our thoughts and prayers., especially you Charlie. Val was a beautiful person and loved by all who knew her. .
Sending sincere condolences to all of Val’s family and friends.
Cathy and John Spurrell.

Charlie and Family. We were very saddened to hear of Val’s passing. Our deepest sympathies to you all during this very difficult time. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Donna and Ken

I so sad to hear of Val’s passing. I remember Val from Gander OCC she was one of the best she will be missed by all.. My condolences to her family.

Charlie,Maloney and Dwyer Families
Our sincere condolences to you all on the passing of Val.
She has forever left a lasting impression with all she knew.A gentle loving soul gone way to soon. Know that she is finally at peace and take comfort in all your beautiful memories
Harold & Sandra (Slaney ) Hillier

Charlie, Wayne and I are so sorry for your loss. We trust your wonderful memories carry you as you journey on.
Know that you and all the family are in our thoughts and prayers..

To the Dwyer & Maloney families my heartfelt condolences on Val ‘s passing . She was a bright light in so many lives with an beautiful smile . She will be missed by all who knew her as the kind and compassionate person she was . Treasure the memories ! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time .

To Charlie, the Maloney family and the Dwyer family,
So sad to hear of val’s passing, I have so many wonderful memories of her and our times together in Gander.. Hold on to ur special memories xo
Rest easy my friend

Charlie and the Dwyer Family , so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with at this difficult time. Keep your memories close.

To Charlie and the extended Dwyer Family
We are so sorry for your devastating loss. Val touched so many lives with her genuine love and kindness.
Her passing leaves such a deep chasm ..
May the outpouring of love and support help bring you comfort and peace during your time of sorrow.
Know you are all loved and not alone
Val , may you rest in peace, sweet cousin .💔
With deepest condolences,

I have so many memories with Aunt Val, all of them involved Fun and Laughter. I loved any opportunity to see her, as you felt her love for you as soon as you seen her. Her eyes would light up and that bright, beautiful smile would appear, followed by a giant hug.
She was always keeping up with what we all had going on in our lives and she loved getting updates. I sent her pictures often of my boy Robert, she loved getting pictures of him. I find comfort in knowing that I sent her my last picture on Dec 28th of Robert with his two sweet cousins and she replied to me 🙂 I hope it put a smile on her face.

Charlie and family, Helen and I are so saddened with Valerie’s passing. We are are praying for you. Remember the good times, Valerie was such a wonderful person. Charlie stay strong my friend, we are here for you.

Keith and Helen King

To the Dwyer and Maloney families. Heartfelt sadness when we got the news about Valerie. Many people were impacted by Valeries kind and caring personality. Draw comfort knowing she’s at peace from her struggles and hold on tight to all the wonderful memories you all share .Sending hugs to everyone, Take Care and Stay Strong. Thinking of you all and sending our love.

Eileen and Robert, words cannot express how we feel, so, so sorry for your loss. If we do not get to talk on Thursday, know we are thinking of you and wishing we could give the biggest hug. Love Dave and Rochelle.

To the Dwyer and Maloney family,
So sorry to learn of Val’s passing. Her beautiful smile is one of the things that I remember about her. I hope you will take some comfort in knowing that she has left so many nice memories that are shared with so many people whom she met along her way.

Charlie and family, Brad and I were devastated to learn about Val’s passing. May you find comfort in your wonderful memories of her and surround yourself with your amazing family to help with your grief. May she rest easy, beautiful Val.
Love Annie, Brad, Morgan & Liam Davidge

To the family of Valerie…know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Queen, Dave and family. Saddened to hear of your sister’s passing. I can’t imagine what you are going through but always remember the happy times and how much Valerie helped many people and left an imprint that made a difference. Focus on all those memories and they will comfort you during those difficult times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Roxanne and Peter

Charlie and the Maloney family.

We are very saddened to hear of the passing of Val.. Please accept our sincere condolences to both the Maloney / Dwyer families at this difficult time.

Russell and Carol Langmead

Caroline, Dwyers and all other family and friends,

I am so extremely sorry for your loss. My condolences to you all.

My deepest condolences to Val’s family. Rest easy my friend and thank you for your never ending kindness.

Kelly Power

My heart is broken for all of you today ., condolences to each and everyone .
Doris Nolan and Robert Nowlan

To Charlie, family, friends and colleagues. Val has left an unfillable void in our hearts. She was such a lovely soul, always pleasant, a friend to all who knew her, and so professional in her work. She touched so many lives in ways we’ll never all know, yet we all have our own fond memories of her. Our hearts are broken. May she rest in peace. Sincerely,

Wayne, Don, Queen , the Dwyer and Maloney family.

Sincere condolences for your loss.

Bert Waterman
Ottawa, On

Charlie and family, so very sorry to hear of Vals passing. She was indeed a beautiful lady. Hold your memories close to your heart. Our deepest condolences.
(Aunt) Donna and Keith. 💔

Although I didn’t know Valerie personally , but being a part of the large RCMP family, I feel I need to reach out to Valerie’s spouse, Charlie, and other family members to offer our sincere sympathy at this tragic time in your lives. We all hurt when a colleague is suffering. We will keep Valerie and her family in our prayers.
Sincerely, Roseanne Veitch and Alex McInnis

My beautiful sister in law Valerie will forever be a force in all of our lives. I still can’t believe you are gone from us but I take comfort in knowing that you left a wonderful mark on us all. You were one of the most loving ,giving people that I ever met. Your family and friends will miss you but they will take comfort in just knowing you.

My dear and loving sister. My heart is broken with your passing. You were loved by all who knew you. You returned that love a hundred fold. Our Lange family will miss you beautiful smile and caring nature. We will wake every day knowing you are in a better place and always in our hearts.

Charlie and family – our most sincere condolences on the immeasurable loss of Val. To know Val was to love her, and she leaves behind such a legacy of love and laughter as well as one of support and kindness, even in the face of her illness and struggles. May your many memories of Val give your comfort during these days and in the dark times, and know that you are not alone.

Val was a treasure! Her presence lit up the room.She touched the lives of everyone she met……….this void will be hard to fill.God Bless
Love Ann❤️

Our deepest condolences to the Dwyer and Mahoney families on Val’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone at this difficult time.

To Charlie and the Dwyer Family
So deeply saddened to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in knowing Val is finally at peace and with her loved ones gone ahead of her. Our thought and prayers are with you all . Cherish your memories of her and the joy she gave to so many who knew her.
Pat & Joan Slaney
Gander

Our deepest condolences to the Dwyer family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

To the Dwyer and the Maloney. Please accept our condolences on Valerie’s passings. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. You have so many good memories of Val to draw on during the difficult days ahead. Will keep you in my prayers.

My deepest and heartfelt condolences to all who knew Valerie!
Once you met her .. she left a lasting impression! Her kindness was contagious! You could tell by instantly meeting her – she was kind, authentic and a friend everyone needed in their life!

Charlie and Dwyer Families. Beautiful soul gone too soon. We are so sorry for your loss. Hope your many memories will help you all cope in the days ahead.

To the Dwyer and Maloney families:: Please accept my sincere condolences on Val’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you now during this difficult time.

Charlie there are no words to describe our sadness at your loss.my heart aches for you. Take care of yourself and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers

Charlie and family
Words are not enough to express our deep sadness in hearing of Val’s passing. We will miss her and have fond memories of our fishing excursions in Hillview. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Roger and Joanne Stoyles

Charlie, we are sad to hear the news of Val’s passing. You and the Dwyer family are in our thoughts. Rest in peace Val

To my dear cousins, to Charlie and the Maloney family, and to Val’s BFFs (you know who you are): Val had the biggest of hearts. In better days; she always left you feeling happier than she found you; likely more informed and definitely with a better perspective if you were having a bad day.

She was a rock for you – her family, and many others as well.

Sweet, kind, funny, loyal, intelligent, self-effacing and generous to a fault.

Her bright light tragically grew dim, then went out-despite courageous attempts by all of you to keep her light shining.

I am holding you ALL so very close to my broken heart. God Bless each and every one of you 💔.

Godspeed Val 💔💔💔

My thoughts and prayers go out to All those who loved her she will be missed by all who knew her
All my love Tom Power

To Pat and your entire family, I am truly, truly sorry to hear of Val’s passing. I worked with her for many years and truly admired her professionalism and work ethic as she protected and cared for us police officers day in and day out. She had a heart of gold and a very calm way about her. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Carl Smith
Gander RCMP (Retired)

My heart aches for all of you . Val was indeed the meaning of the words kind and loving . She will be missed by many . I will always remember her with that beautiful smile . Fly with the angles sweet Val .

A beautiful angel gone way too soon – now she is amongst the angels and I feel sure is embraced in Aunt Mary and Uncle Gerry’s arms. As for the mental illness – she will no longer have to deal with the demons of that dreadful disease. You are absolutely right – it is not recognized enough – still has stigma attached to it – we deal with it in our family every day and it is the hardest thing in the world to do. All family can do is be there, listen,support,love,help educate,and don’t ever give up on them – we haven’t and never will. Your family is strong and close as ours is – all of you have done everything you could have for Val – your mom and dad would be so proud of you – you guys need to rest easy now and take comfort in knowing Aunt Mary and Uncle Gerry will take care of her from here on. Sending an abundance of love and support to each and everyone of you especially Charlie. XOXO Gert & Murray

Our hearts are breaking at the loss of our beloved Aunt Val. Her door was always open and she loved us all unconditionally. A piece of her will be with us as we learn to live without her. Those who knew her were truly the fortunate ones. Rest In Peace beautiful soul., we love you! Denise, Julee, Lauren & Audrey xoxoxoxo