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Valerie Anne Major (nee Cameron)

April 9, 1932 - January 7, 2022


Val passed away suddenly on the evening of January 7th at the age of 89.

She was a loving wife (of 61 years), mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family: daughters Sandra (Dwight) and Brenda (Jim). Val was Nana to Stephen, Sarah, Stephanie, Cameron and Matthew. She dearly loved her ten great-grandchildren: Shawn, Ryanne, Riley, George, Olivia, Addyson, Erik, Isabelle, Millie and Wyatt plus many nieces and nephews.

As a long time resident of the Cowichan Valley, Val was actively involved with her church – St. Peter’s Anglican. Over her many years she enjoyed helping with CeeVac’s (track and field club), Duncan Curling Club, enjoyed many trips with the Rotary Club and was a former Kinette.

Mom was known to always care for others, especially our Dad, who passed in 2014.

Donations in her memory can be made to Cowichan District Hospital.

Due to the COVID restrictions her memorial service will be a family gathering.

“Every time you have a brownie remember Val.”


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Ross Hill

I always think of your Mom and the rest of you when I have brownies, especially at Shawnigan. Our thoughts are with you. Take care, love, Ross

From: Jack S Glupker
Relation: Through Brenda

Sorry to hear of you’re mom’s passing. I remember her well and always enjoyed when she’d stop in to the church when Brenda worked in the office. And she often brought food! Will be praying for you.

From: Kirsten McMEnamie
Relation: Church

Val was an incredible person and I will miss her greatly. The care and love she showed to me and my sisters meant so much to me as a young child. As I grew up, her ongoing support, care and encouragement helped form me into the adult I am today. Sending much love to the whole family during this time.

From: Amanda Weeks
Relation: former parish member of St Peter's Quamichan

I have very loving memories of Val. I loved her ‘bustling’ as she kept us all organised and focused on the chores at hand- in the kitchen at St Peter’s, graveyard work parties and Mother’s Union meetings were very important to her. I am glad to have known her in those early days of my daughter’s childhood. Val was a gift to all who knew her.

From: Lori Marier
Relation: I am her niece.

I am saddened to hear of Auntie Val’s passing – she was always kind and welcoming. My strongest memory is of her wide, loving smile that drew me in and made me feel special, no matter how old I was! Love to all of you, Lori and family

From: Jennifer Fenske
Relation: St. Peter's Church

Your endearing love as a mom and friend will always be with us. Thank you for so many blessings and memories. St. Peter’s Church and our wedding was graced by your beautiful attributes and love. Sending prayers to the family. Truly an amazing lady who graced our lives. Love & Blessings Paul and Jennifer Fenske Xo

From: Tom and Lael
Relation: Scouting and St Peters

Mr. Major and Mrs. Major were instrumental in inviting us and welcoming us into St Peters. They always had a massive smile welcoming us all. She was always making the BEST coffee and Mr. Major was always chatting up a storm with my kids. Making bird houses in the newly constructed shed or inviting the kids to have a seat with them at their table, they both will be truly missed but always remembered with such fond memories.

From: Shirley, Julie and Alex Sherratt as well as our families.
Relation: Family

We are so very sad to hear that Auntie Val has passed. You are all in our thoughts. Our deepest condolences to the family.

From: Art and Linda Walker
Relation: Friends

We are feeling great sorrow at reading of Val’s passing. Now she will be with her beloved Bob. As former members of St. Peter’s, we knew Val very well. A wonderful hostess, always with a smile. We spent many many hours with Bob and Val, working in the cemetery there to keep it beautiful. May she rest there in peace. . Our deepest sympathy to all in her family. Lovingly from Art and Linda Walker, Victoria.

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